5 Things To Do For The Homesick Filipinos In Dubai

Whether you're an international student studying here or an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), or simply born and raised in the city, there is no denying the specific things that will make a lot of us miss the culture and vibes of our homeland, the Philippines. However, Dubai, being the multicultural hub that it is, is no place to frown about homesickness. Here's a list of 6 things to do (or places to go) when you're missing home: No, this is not an ad. You aren't a true Pinoy unless you've munch

Dubai Police Reunite Father And Daughter After Fake Passport Fiasco

A Sri Lankan father who used a fake passport to get to Switzerland to meet his daughter, asked Dubai Police for help after being sent back to Sri Lanka through a transit in Dubai. If you consider the consequences of asking for this kind of help elsewhere, it's not much of a guarantee you'll be listened to, or better yet, assisted. However, how the Dubai Police handled this situation will astonish you. The Human Rights Department at Dubai Police contacted the United Nations (UN) refugee agency

Dubai Has Been Included In Forbes List Of Top Photography Destinations For 2017

Forbes released this article yesterday, listing the best travel destinations in 2017 for travel photographers (amateur and professionals). Last year, the list chose the specific countries based on various criterions but mainly the quality of natural lighting whereas this year the factors were set on locations where 'wilderness, culture, color and history come together on a grand scale', according to Forbes. Here's Forbes list of their best picks for travel destination photography this year: I

A Sensor Based Signal For Safe Crossing Is Being Trialled In Dubai

Yesterday, The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) tested out the use of a "smart pedestrian light signal" as a new initiative. This would allow for ensuring that the people crossing the roads would be safe and that it could determine when no pedestrians are around, allowing extra time for vehicles to pass. As old by Dubai Media Office, the sensors installed by the signals through an 'optical ground system' will work in sync with the traffic lights. It can then detect if pedestrians are on the

India Is Receiving The Royal Treatment From The UAE For Their Republic Day

Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will be gracing the 68th Republic Day celebrations as a chief guest on January 26th. The visit is hoping to engage in conversations with the President Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the international and local issues and the strengthening of the bond between the UAE and India. According to Gulf News, HH Sheikh Mohammed will be arriving at the celebrati

5 Events For The Yogis in Dubai That Won't Cost A Single Dirham

Sometimes the city's vibrancy and loudness can be a bit much for the residents of Dubai, so most find themselves in search of some peace and quiet. With the abundance of yoga classes around, this quest for an hour's state of calmness can add up to a daunting price. If you don't mind performing your asanas and vinyasa flows outdoors, along with the beautiful breeze and the likemindedness of other yogis around then here are five upcoming events in Dubai. Price range? Just bring your own mat, wat

Over 900 Objects From Thousands of Years Ago Has Just Been Discovered And They Are Now On Display In Dubai

Saruq Al Hadid museum has just opened up in the Shindaya District and it displays one of the oldest treasures from the Saruq Al Hadid dig recently discovered by HH Sheikh Mohammed whilst overlooking the desert flying his helicopter. Over 900 objects are now beautifully kept at the museum and is accessible to the public.  The site was the prime location for metalworking around three thousand years ago. The museum showcases a multitude of 'gold, dramatic displays of gold, bronze and iron and a

This Story Of Sheikh Mohammed's Biggest Fan Will Melt Your Heart

It's no question that a lot of us appreciate Dubai for what it is now, a home to many expats, and a land of excessive opportunities, all created by the vision of a legendary leader.  Last week, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was at the Mohammed bin Rashid Government Excellence Award ceremony held at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, and met one of his biggest fans. Check out this sweet gesture from a daughter's heart to her mother, as reposted on HH Sheikh Mohammed'

The Person Just Made Responsible For Women’s Empowerment In The UN Is An Emirati Female

Lana Nusseibeh, who was appointed the UAE’s first permanent female representative to the UN four years ago, has achieved a new milestone. She has recently been elected as president of the United Nation's Women Executive Board, for the first time since its launch seven years ago. Nusseibeh will take on the role of implementing new plans for 2018-2021 with regards to gender equality, and she has stated that  “gender equality is of paramount importance to the UAE”, United Nations Int'l said.

The Dubai Civil Defence Will Now Use Jetpacks And Jetskis To Tackle Fires

Just when we thought Dubai would stay in place, the city has now found an innovative and effective new way to tackle fires with the use of jetpacks and jetskis. Dubai Civil Defence has created Dolphin, which is the new means to get to certain areas surrounded by water in a faster and risk-free way. There are a multitude of areas in Dubai that is surrounded by water like Dubai Creek, The Palm, Canal and Dubai Marina. The Dubai Media Office stated this as "an innovative early response firefightin

The 'Follow Me' Couple Are Back In Dubai With Probably Their Best Photo Yet

Russian photographer Murad Osmann and his now- wife Natalia Zakharova went viral just a year ago with their "FollowMe" photo series that showcased various scenic locations around the world, along with his arm usually grabbed by Natalia, which he says was the result of her impatience whenever he would photograph her. And so came the birth of these images that led to an abundance of memes of other couples attempting the poses or creating funny twists. From Spain, Cambodia to Shanghai- the couple h

Nikki Beach Has Just Announced TWO New Brunches And They're Not That Expensive

If you're familiar with Nikki Beach, then you'll know that they're a world-renowned named in cities like St.Tropez, Marbella, Ibiza and so on. In Dubai alone, Nikki Beach has made its name as a unique concept of a beach club that is mixed with various elements like music, dining, fashion and entertainment. And if you're a fan of the place and all those elements discussed, here's another surprise, they've launched two new brunches and it's not as expensive as you might have expected. With its i

Boxer Anthony Joshua Abused By Anti-Muslim Netizens For Praying In Dubai Mosque

Gold Olympic winner, Anthony Joshua, arrived in Dubai three weeks ago for a bit of a break with a few friends. Joshua is British of Nigerian descent, and although he does not practice the religion, it seems the boxer was open to experiencing the country's culture as a whole. Yesterday, Joshua posted a photo with his Muslim friend and trainer @healthy_mindset leading the afternoon prayer in a mosque, which then received a lot of backlash from Anti-Muslim netizens.

This Dubai Restaurant Is Offering Free Meals To Unemployed Residents

This year, the country’s President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan declared 2017 as the Year of Giving, because Giving is an important value that the country and its founding father, Sheikh Zayed has implemented in the country and its people. However, NomNom Asia, a restaurant with branches in both Karama and Barsha have been offering free lunches to the jobseekers since last year. A few passersby have been noticing and posting on social media of this restaurant's signboard wit

The Hourly Car Rental Service Is Back After Being Suspended Last Year

UDrive was suspended shortly after its launch last year due to regulation issues. Back in March of 2016, UDrive launched as a pay-per-minute rental service, with 50 Toyota cars for a monthly membership of Dhs50. However, Dubai's Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum has now issued an approval allowing the rental of cars on an hourly rate, except of not exceeding six hours and taking the vehicle outside of the UAE. Yesterday, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) officially l

9 Tips For Cheaper Car Insurance in Dubai

Getting a new car is always exciting, until it comes to buying car insurance. The prices of car insurance vary vastly and this is due to a number of factors including age, the type of car and who will be driving it. However, while paying for car insurance is unavoidable, you can lower the cost significantly through a variety of techniques outlined below. As you will quickly learn, different cars have different insurance costs. For example, the amount you will pay to insure a 2016 Range Rover wi

Dubai's Crown Prince Extends Sympathy To The Families of the Nation's Martyrs

Just five days ago, the nation mourned the loss of the five martyrs killed in the terrorist attacks of Kandahar and the Afghan Parliament in Kabul. The five Emiratis, respectively: Mohammed Ali Zainal Al Bastaki, Abdullah Mohammed Essa Obaid Al Kaabi, Ahmed Rashid Salim Ali Al Mazroui, Ahmed Abdul Rahman Ahmad Al Tunaiji, and Abdul Hamid Sultan Abdullah Ibrahim Al Hammadi were in Afghanistan for humanitarian work when a bomb exploded. This morning, the Crown Prince showcased solidarity along wi

119 Shisha Cafes Are In Danger Of Being Shut Down For Violating Regulations

Shisha cafes have been one of this city's favourite pastimes post-work, during lunch breaks or dinners. So if you are one of the residents with a favorite shisha hotspot in Dubai, you may want to check in again on the place soon. Dubai Municipality is closing 119 cafes due to their violation of the specific laws. Here are the 4 main reasons why some licenses won't be renewed and will see a foreclosure. The director of occupational health and safety department, Redha Salman, stated that the lac
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