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Dubai is a major tourist destination hub, but it is also a great starting point to travel to various countries outside. As an expat in UAE, you may think about going on a holiday. Here we share some travel destinations and experiences in various countries.

Looking for a place to “cool off” this summer? Check out the newest waterpark in town — the Laguna Waterpark at La Mer, one of Dubai’s most exciting beachfront destinations. Recently opened on May 12th, Laguna Waterpark offers something for the whole family! There are rides for kids as well as for more adventurous teens.… Read more

If you happen to travel to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, then you shouldn’t miss a trip to “Old Town Tbilisi.” Commonly referred to as Tbilisi Historic District, this place is known for its cobbled streets, traditional architecture, and historic monuments. Several years ago, the government of Tbilisi launched a program to “revive” Old Town… Read more

Situated along the Dubai Creek, near the historic Al Fahidi neighbourhood — is Al Seef — a charming destination where the old meets the new. Spanning over 1.8 kilometers, it is a place where everyone can shop, dine, and experience local culture through exciting events. Al Seef is brought to us by Meraas, which is… Read more

apply for schengen visa for iceland in dubai

If you’re planning to see and experience the beauty of Iceland, one of the most important things you’ll need is a visa! For your travel to Iceland, you will need to apply for a Schengen Visa. While we have already covered a general guideline in getting a Schengen tourist visa in general, this article discusses… Read more

UAE residents who plan to visit Sri Lanka and may need to get a visa before-hand, here’s a step by step guide how to get an eVisa online prior to your travel to this Asian country. Take note that some nationalities may or may not need to get an tourist visa on hand as it… Read more

For those of you who want to travel and visit India, depending on your passport, you may need to process an India visa beforehand. Here we share a step by step guide on how you can get an Indian eVisa online. This experience is shared by one of our DubaiOFW contributors, Japeth, who wanted to… Read more

dubai ofw in iceland

Residents of Dubai who have plans of visiting Iceland, here are some tips and information based on an experience shared by one of our Dubai OFW contributors when she travelled in this country for 10 days.  Iceland is known for its marvelous views and scenic landscapes. Before anything else though, please make sure that you… Read more

Previously, we’ve shared about how to apply for a China tourist visa here in Dubai. For today, we are going to talk about another famous travel destination in Asia… Korea! Korean culture is known all over the world these days. After all, this is the country that introduced us to kimchi, bibimbap, K-Dramas, and K-Pop! Who… Read more

There are many places to visit in Dubai and the city has something for everyone. You can marvel at the towering skyscrapers downtown, visit numerous attractions, shop-til-you-drop in the malls, or catch live entertainment in theatres, hotels, and restaurants. On the other hand, if you are looking for a more authentic, cultural experience — Dubai also… Read more

dubai budget travel tips

Whether it’s for business, pleasure, or a bit of both — going on a trip to Dubai is on most people’s bucket lists. But for budget-conscious travelers, their main concern when planning a trip to the emirate is this: touring Dubai is expensive. Indeed, the cost of living in Dubai is a tad higher than in… Read more

In case you have plans to visit China from Dubai, you may or may not need to apply for a tourist visa in advance. For Filipinos with UAE residence visa, based on the rules, we still need to secure a visit visa beforehand for tourism purpose. We will talk about how to apply for a… Read more

hongkong macau travel guide

For those of you who are planning to visit Hong Kong and Macau, here’s a travel guide for some helpful tips on expenses, accommodation, weather, things to do, and so on, especially if this is your first time to visit this place. I have also written a 4-day itinerary in case you need help in… Read more

tunisia visa application dubai

UPDATE Oct. 24, 2017: This post was written before an update regarding Tunisia Tourist Visa application. Based on a report from Khaleej Times, UAE residents (meaning those who have any passport, so long as you have a valid UAE residence visa) will get a “Visa on Arrival” upon visiting Tunisia. So this is definitely great… Read more