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Dubai Ruler Warns Against Tarnishing UAE Image on Social Media

On Saturday, August 31, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, shared an open letter to all of the country’s citizens and residents. ALSO READ: Man Throwing Money for Social Media Arrested by Dubai Police On his official Twitter page, HH Sheikh Mohammed posted… Read more

Expat Lands in Court for Swearing at Colleague’s Photo on Facebook

A woman in Fujairah has been sent to court on charges of swearing at a colleague of the same nationality on Facebook. According to court records, the case was brought to the attention of authorities when the defendant defamed the complainant by typing an improper comment on a personal image which the latter posted on… Read more

[BEWARE] Misuse of Chat Emojis Can Land You in Court in UAE

In this day and age, communication has rapidly taken various forms other than speaking and writing. Nowadays, people (especially on social media) can use symbols known as “emojis” to express their mood, feelings, or emotions. ALSO READ: Sending Insults Even by Phone Could Get Expats Deported from UAE The use of emojis can be seen… Read more

DFA Warns Against Social Media Posts Offering Jobs

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) cautions all Filipinos to be vigilant against recruitment agencies, groups, or individuals offering jobs in Dubai — or any other place, for that matter — using social media networks like Facebook, WhatsApp, or Viber. ALSO READ: Pinoy Tourists Stopped at NAIA for Planning to Work in UAE The warning… Read more

Man Sentenced to Jail AED 1 M Fine for Promoting ISIS on Twitter 3

The UAE strictly implements certain rules on using social media, especially when it comes to posting or sharing content that violates a person’s privacy, offends religious and cultural beliefs, or involves the safety and security of the country and its people. ALSO READ: Be Wary of ‘Fake’ Personalities on Social Media Recently, a UAE resident learned this… Read more

Man Blackmails Filipina Using Indecent Photos Sent Online 4

Be careful who you chat with! A man has been accused of blackmailing a woman in Dubai, using revealing photos and videos that she had sent to him through an online dating site. ALSO READ: Pinay Threatens Husband, Posts Family Photos w/o Permission The victim, a 39-year-old Filipina saleswoman, thought she was exchanging messages with a… Read more

Pinay Threatens Husband Posts Family Photos wo Permission 4

A friendly reminder: be careful what you post online, because you could get into trouble! A female expat in Dubai learned this recently — after insulting and threatening her husband — plus posting pictures of him and his family on social media without their permission! ALSO READ: 25-Year Jail Term, 4 Million AED Fine for Cybercrimes… Read more

AED 200K Fine for Publishing Ads Without Permit Online 4

With millions of people logging into their social media accounts everyday, it’s not surprising that advertising has “boomed” online as well. These include advertisements for medicine and wellness products, along with different kinds of health treatments and services. ALSO READ: List of Banned Medicines in the UAE While some of these ads are legit, there are… Read more

Meet Laila the First Virtual Influencer in the Middle East 3

Do you like to follow famous personalities on social media? Are you fond of learning about the latest trends from popular “influencers” online? If so, then you should meet the Middle’s East latest Internet sensation. She is stylish, witty, gorgeous… and entirely computer generated! ALSO READ: Emirati Vlogger Defends OFWs from Kuwaiti Blogger’s Remarks Her… Read more

UAE Announces Advertising Guidelines Online and on Social Media

In recent years, the role of online advertising in marketing has expanded all over the world, including the UAE. And so, the National Media Council (NMC) has released an official guide for online advertisers, setting standards for online content as well as social media advertisements. ALSO READ: Online Media Firms Now Required to Have NMC License… Read more

Steward Put on Trial for Slamming Airline on Social Media

An airline flight steward has been accused of defamation and will be put on trial for misusing social media to attack Emirates Airlines. The accused was discovered to have posted malicious images of animals boarding on planes as well as pictures of flight stewardesses with faces of animals. ALSO READ: 5 Social Media Rules –… Read more

win emirates tickers mydubai contest 5

Do you have friends and family back home who have always wanted to visit Dubai? Well, now is your chance to give them that dream vacation by winning two (2) free Emirates tickets!!! ALSO READ: Emirates Named World’s Safest Airlines of 2017 Through the #MyDubai initiative, Dubai Tourism has recently launched a contest, Khaleej Times reported. Simply by… Read more

A Dubai visitor has been arrested and jailed for offering obscene services online. The man, who is a 22-year-old Moroccan national, had been accused in June of promoting sexual services and prostitution thru Snapchat, as reported by Gulf News. According to a lieutenant at the Cybercrime section of Dubai Police, they came across the man’s… Read more