DEWA Dubai

How to Set Up a DEWA account in Dubai

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is the sole provider of electricity, water and sewerage in Dubai.  Whether you are a tenant or owner of a property, you have to deal with DEWA to get access to the facilities for your property. Please see below application process and list of required documents.  There is […]

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Expat Life Insurance Dubai

Expat Life Insurance in Dubai

As an expat in Dubai living miles away from your country, you need to prepare yourself from unpleasant events. Whether it be a critical illness or inability to work or even commercial risks, you need to be protected by a reliable and highly reputable insurance company. One of the most important steps that you need […]

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A Guide to Mandatory Medical Insurance Law in Dubai

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has issued a law requiring all Emiratis and Dubai expats, including dependents, to have insurance in place to pay for their emergency and curative healthcare needs. While Emiratis will be handled by a Dubai government-funded scheme, Dubai expats and their dependents will be handled under private health insurance schemes. The law […]

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10 Myths About Expat Life in Dubai

Dubai is home to seven million expats. These people hail from diverse backgrounds. However, we can divide them into two broad categories – those from Asia and those from the West. There are some misconceptions and myths in both, east and west, about expat life in Dubai. Here are the top 10 myths about expat […]

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List of Traffic Fines in Dubai

Here is a full list of traffic fines in Dubai. Some of these fines are still in proposal mode, to be implemented soon. Traffic Fines in Dubai: Dangerous driving Dh2,000 23 black points 60-day vehicle confiscation Dangerous driving that damages public or private properties Dh2,000 23 black points 60-day vehicle confiscation Driving under influence of […]

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Dubai Mobile Apps

Top 10 mobile apps to download in Dubai

Here is a list of top 10 mobile apps to download in Dubai. 1. mParking Don’t have any loose change on hand? Then just send a text message to 7275 and pay for parking via your cell phone. The format is quite simple: first enter your licence plate number, followed by your parking zone number […]

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Dubai after Covid-19 has changed as we knew it

In January 2020, first Covid-19 case was reported in UAE. Soon after that, the Emirates went into a lockdown. And life, as we knew iti, ceased to continue in Dubai after Covid-19. People could not but accept this change for the sake of their lives. No one could imagine wearing a surgical mask in public […]

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How to get Dubai Work Visa?

Before you get settled in Dubai, you need to have a job and in order to work you require Dubai work visa. There are a few ways to obtain it but all of them require a lot of time and patience. In addition to that, you must have good amount information so you don’t face […]

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UAE overhauls legal and personal laws

UAE overhauls legal and personal laws

The United Arab Emirates announced a major overhaul of the country’s legal and personal laws, allowing unmarried couples to cohabitate, relaxing alcohol restrictions and criminalizing honor killings. The decrees, which details changes in the laws concerning such vital matters as expatriates’ wills and inheritance, marriage and divorce, the indecency laws, sexual and harassment crimes including […]

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Royal Bazar

Royal Bazar online marketplace in Dubai acquired by a regional conglomerate

Royal Bazar, an ecommerce startup headquartered in Dubai and one of the leading online marketplace for supermarkets, pet shops & other businesses has been acquired by a regional conglomerate operating over 55 stores in the UAE. In the current digital phase where everyone is ordering everything online, royal bazar was one of the consistent players […]

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