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philippine independence day 2019 dubai

June 12 is the date that marks the Philippine Independence Day and on its 121st year, there are activities and events being organized to celebrate the Pinoy spirit! Filipinos are one of the largest communities in the UAE (approximately 700,000 Pinoys) and below we list down the events you should watch out for. On another… Read more

PRRD Signs HIV-AIDS Law

For the third consecutive year, the UAE ranked among the top five best places to work abroad. According to HSBC’s Expat Explorer Survey, the country ranked fourth in the global list. ALSO READ: Most “In Demand” Courses & Majors in the UAE The survey interviewed 22,000 respondents from around the world. Notably, the generous benefit packages… Read more

expo 2020 dubai jobs 5

Aside from job openings at Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), there are other fantastic career opportunities waiting just for you! There are currently 36 jobs that are up for grabs, as part of the preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai, Khaleej Times reported. With only two years ago until Expo 2020 Dubai begins, massive constructions are underway. It… Read more

The UAE and the Philippines ranked among the top destinations for travellers from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to the latest figures from Wego, which recently released its MENA Traveller Destination Leaderboards for the second quarter of 2018. Wego, the “largest online travel marketplace” in the region, is a provider of… Read more

uae amnesty 2018

Another welcome news which will offer much relief for resident expats in the UAE is an amnesty program wherein visa violators will get a chance to exit the country without paying any Fines for overstaying. This is part of the “Protect Yourself by Modifying Your Status” initiative of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA).… Read more

Stopping over the UAE for a few days… or even a few hours? Got time to see famous sights across the emirates? With a transit visa, you can explore the country before heading to your next destination. Depending on your nationality and passport type, you can get a visa-on-arrival or a pre-planned transit visa when… Read more

Looking for job opportunities abroad? Now is the best time to apply! Based on the latest job postings by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), thousands of jobs await qualified Filipino applicants in various countries. Currently, more than 10,000 job opportunities are available in the UAE, Hong Kong, UK, and Saudi Arabia. If you are an… Read more

People living in the UAE speak highly of the safety and security in the country. In fact, the Ministry of Interior has announced that 98.6 percent of the country’s residents feel safe. Hence, it is not surprising why the UAE ranked among the safest countries in the world. Last year, Emirates (the flagship carrier of… Read more

Wondering where to go this weekend? You’ve come to the right place! In this article, we present a list of theme parks in the UAE that you should definitely visit with your family and friends! Each theme park features amazing facilities and exciting activities for people of all ages. These include giant water slides, movie-themed… Read more

The UAE prides itself for being a modern, progressive country with a diverse and multicultural population. That being said, it is still a Muslim country that follows Islamic laws, which prescribe specific guidelines for social etiquette, dress code, and public behaviour. If you are a first-time visitor in the UAE, there are certain things you should… Read more

how to cancel uae residence visa

The residence visa is issued to people who are working in the UAE. It is also issued to a family member or dependent, which a UAE resident has sponsored. The visa is valid for 2 to 3 years and may be renewed for as long as the resident is working in the country. But what happens… Read more

The Ministry of Energy in the UAE has recently announced the prices of petrol for December — and it looks like we’ll be paying a little more for car fuel. Next month, the per litre cost of different types of petrol shall slightly increase. The rise in petrol prices could affect our overall cost of… Read more

Earlier this year, we mentioned that the UAE will be introducing value-added tax (VAT) next year. Sure enough, the Federal Tax Authority has recently published a set of draft executive regulations on the matter. Starting 1st January, 2018, certain goods and services will be taxed. Water and electricity bills will be subject to 5 percent VAT, as they… Read more