manage cost of living in dubai

Expat Guide: How to Effectively Manage Cost of Living in Dubai

Dream of having a high-paying job in a foreign country is in the eyes of every second working professional or a job aspirant. However, with all the administrational issues and cultural differences, living in an unknown land can be a hard nut to crack. So, if you actually want to escape the expat bubble, you […]

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Dubai New Year Fireworks

Places to watch New Year Fireworks in Dubai

On every new year’s eve, the night sky of Dubai is filled with spectacular, and record breaking, fireworks. If you are in Dubai on new year night, you must not miss this amazing event. Places to watch New Year Fireworks in Dubai Update: It has been confirmed that there will no New Year’s Eve fireworks […]

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Dubai Public park visitors have to use Nol cards for entry

Dubai Public park visitors have to use Nol cards for entry

Visitors to public parks in Dubai have to use Nol card for entry as paper tickets will no longer be issued. Visitors need to purchase Nol cards to pay entry fee at Zabeel Park, Al Mamzar Beach Park, Mushrif Park and Creek Park. Strangely, residents from all the emirates are being asked to use Nol […]

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du to charge 5 percent VAT from January 01, 2018

du to charge 5 percent VAT from January 01, 2018

du has confirmed that it will add 5% to its products and services from January 1, 2018, as value added tax (VAT). As mandated by the UAE Federal Tax Authority, 5 percent VAT will be added to applicable telecommunications products and services effective from January 1, 2018.   For postpaid customers, 5% VAT will be […]

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Dubai Metro services between JLT and Ibn Batuta to be suspended for expansion work

Dubai Metro services between JLT and Ibn Batuta to be suspended for expansion work

Dubai Metro services between Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) and Ibn Batuta stations will be suspended from January 5, 2018 until mid-2019 to carry out metro expansion work. Construction work on the 15km-long Route 2020, an extension of the Dubai Metro’s Red Line connecting Nakheel Harbour and Towers station with the Expo 2020 site, began late […]

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UAE Traffic fees and licensing costs

Vehicle Registration, Licensing and Vehicle Services to cost more in UAE

According to new fee structure released recently, vehicle registration and testing, driving license and other traffic related government services have became more expensive. According to the revised fee structure, light vehicle owners will now have to pay Dh400 for first time registration, Dh350 for renewal which was Dh250 in Dubai earlier. Change of ownership will […]

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Dubai Visit Visa

How to get Dubai visit visa for a family member

Are you planning to bring your family members to Dubai for a visit? In past few years, the rules for obtaining visit visa for Dubai have become stricter. You need to provide certain documents and pay fees to get Dubai visit visa for your family. Visit visas for immediate family members can be obtained by […]

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dubai pest infested areas

Residents Beware: Here are the Most Pest Infested Areas in Dubai

According to data collected by an online marketplace, Deira, Silicon Oasis and Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) are the most cockroach-infested areas in Dubai while Bur Dubai, Dubai Marina and Al Barsha top the list of localities infested by bed bugs, according to the number of pest control calls made in the past 12 months. Gulf […]

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List of places and events to celebrate UAE National Day

List of places and events to celebrate UAE National Day

December 2 marks the celebrations of UAE National Day (Yawm al watani). In Dubai, there are plenty of events to attend and places to visit to celebration UAE National Day. Events and places to celebrate UAE National Day in Dubai. National Day Fireworks: On the eve of National Day, the sky will light up with […]

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Pay as You Throw Waste Fee coming for Dubai Buildings

Pay as You Throw Waste Fee coming for Dubai Buildings

Dubai Municipality has planned to charge a pay as you throw waste fee very soon. All buildings in Dubai will soon be charged for waste collection as Dubai Municipality has decided to outsource waste collection service to the private sector. According to the news report here, a senior municipality official confirmed that Dubai Municipality would […]

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