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Viewing Through Partitions of Dubai Shared Apartments

Flat sharing, otherwise known as boarding house/room sharing in the Philippines, is not a new thing for Filipinos. So when I first arrived in the UAE in 2004, I was not surprised to adapt to such an arrangement as...

5 Steps for Filipino Repatriation Applicants From UAE

An evaluation will be conducted for Filipinos in the United Arab Emirates seeking to be repatriated back to the Philippines. A guideline set by the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi helps overseas Filipino workers who lost their jobs due to...

AED 10,000 Salary Now Requirement for OFWs to Support Visitors to UAE

Filipino workers based in the United Arab Emirates must now have at least AED10,000 monthly salary to be eligible to secure a supporting document for relatives and families who wish to visit them in the Emirate. The new policy on...

4 Reasons Why COVID-19 Deaths in Dubai Among Filipinos is High

May has been a deadly month among Filipino victims of the coronavirus pandemic. According to Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes, from 17 in the first week, the number of fatalities has spiked to 48 by May 21. Dubai authorities...

OFWs Under ‘No Work No Pay’ Scheme Eligible for DOLE P10K Cash Assistance

Overseas Filipino workers who are under a 'no work no pay' job arrangement are eligible to receive financial assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office – Dubai (POLO-Dubai) announced in an advisory dated...

5 Important Things Dubai Residents Shouldn’t Do To Avoid Online Scams

An online scam has become more prevalent and sophisticated, and authorities in the United Arab Emirates are aware of these sneaky moves fraudsters employ. More than just women getting scammed by folks who pretend to be their knight in...

UAE Expats: Why You Should Check Who Is In Your Selfie Before Posting Photo Online

You may look good on those selfies you took on your mobile phone. But unless you are alone or pose with friends who consciously want to be in that snapshot, you could be in trouble if the photo was...

Bedspacer Dubai: Why Many OFWs Live Nomadic Life

Whether taking on partitioned rooms, shared beds, or even sleeping on the couch, it is expected that Filipinos taking their chances for employment in the United Arab Emirates will have to do with what type of accommodation is available. But...

6 OFW Myths Busted: Expectation vs Reality on Life in Dubai

You may read plenty of harrowing stories of hardships, abuse, and uncertainties that come with being an overseas Filipino worker. But since overseas jobs often pay more than those back home, Filipinos will keep striving to land a job...

AED500,000 Fine, Prison For Filming People in UAE

If you plan to  take a photo of anyone without prior permission or record a video footage of someone for documentary or other purposes, be aware that in the United Arab Emirates, it can be treated as invasion of...
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Viewing Through Partitions of Dubai Shared Apartments

Flat sharing, otherwise known as boarding house/room sharing in the Philippines, is not a new thing for Filipinos. So...