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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...

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...

Accredited Balikbayan Box Agents in Dubai (2019 Update)

List of FTEB-Accredited Sea Freight Forwarders and their Foreign Agents Sending Balikbayan Box Shipments (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) As of 31 January 2019

13 Pros and Cons About Living in Dubai

Dubai, is a name synonymous with modern life yet retains its Arabic identity. As a place that hosts millions of migrant workers, it sure has provided plenty of opportunities for many foreigners in the emirate. Every city has its...

Why Dubai Expats Risk Fines Living in Shared Accommodation

Dubbed as "bachelor eviction drive", authorities in Dubai have been cracking down against single, low-income workers residing in areas devoted for families. The Dubai Municipality implemented such measure as it believes overcrowding in apartments strain the infrastructure such as...

Health Insurance Required From Visitors to UAE

All visitors coming to the United Arab Emirates are now required to have health insurance as new visit visa rules are enforced from August 1, according to a senior official. An AED1,000 deposit shall be collected by the Naturalisation and...

Filipino 'Tourist Workers' in Dubai A Growing Cause of Concern

Many Filipino tourists arriving in Dubai to apply for jobs are ending up seeking help from the Philippine Consulate Gneral after falling victims of contract substitution or illegal recruitment, an official said. Philippine Consul-General Paul Raymund Cortes sought the help...

Life in Jail for Two Pakistan Men Who Abducted, Molested Filipina Job Applicant

Two Pakistani men who was charged in court for kidnapping and molesting a Filipina after posing as prospective employers were sentenced to life imprisonment by a Dubai court. The Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance ordered the sentence against MK,...

Why It’s Illegal to Carry Huge Sums of Money at Dubai’s Public Places

According to Dubai Police, it is illegal to carry cash or other expensive items valued at AED60,000 or above, a news report by Emirates247 said. Lt. Col. Mohammed Al Bastaki, Head of Transport Security Department at Dubai Police explained that...

Filipinos Hit 10 Dirham Passport Appointment Fee at Philippine Consulate in Dubai

A number of Filipinos based in the United Arab Emirates are contesting the online passport appointment fee imposed by a private typing center at the Philippine Consulate-General in Dubai. Consular officials, however, are quick to clarify that the service, which...
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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...