Leaving Dubai? What you need to know before you go

Leaving the UAE isn’t just a matter of upping and going. There’s a checklist of things that need to be sorted before you go…


Here are the Dubai school holiday dates for 2018-2019

This is the official school calendar…


11 things you’ll remember if you lived in the UAE during the 1990s

People have been sharing their memories of life in the UAE during the 1990s – and it’s as good as any time capsule.


20 of the best swimming pool and beach club deals in Dubai

Cooler temperatures are on the way, and so are a bunch of new pool and beach club deals in Dubai to dive into…


Everything you need to know about the Skype ban in the UAE

We explain all there is to know about the UAE’s Voice over Internet Protocol policy, and how it affects you.


Sure, you have health insurance, but do you know what it covers?

Sponsored: Most people in Dubai have health insurance, but many don’t realise that lots of things actually aren’t covered in their plans. It pays to be informed…


Everything that residents need to know about VAT in the UAE

So, you know value added taxation is coming – but do you know why, what it will apply to, or how to make savings in preparation for its arrival?


18 photos many people won’t believe were taken in Dubai…

Here’s one to send to your friends that think Dubai is a city made up exclusively of skyscrapers and five-star hotels.


Here’s something you may not have realised about sick leave in the UAE

If you’re off sick on Thursday and then again on Sunday, you could be taking more sick leave than you think.


An alternative A-Z of Dubai

Here’s an alphabet that’s all about this rare, wonderful, sometimes weird, and always dynamic city.


Five UAE hand gestures that you need to know

Whether you’ve just moved or whether you’re a desert veteran, you’ll have likely encountered hand signs that you might not have seen before.


7 things you might not realise can get you into trouble in the UAE

You know the drill: No public displays of affection, no drinking in public, no indecent clothing. But here’s what you might NOT know…


Here are the rest of the UAE public holidays to look forward to in 2017

Great news: There’s another long weekend this month…


Heads up: Here’s a rental scam in the UAE to look out for…

Be wary: a fake real estate agent in Sharjah has been arrested.


10 of the best co-working spaces and cafes in Dubai

Think all workspaces are boring? Not these creative hangouts.


Tips from a resident: Nathaniel Alapide shares his top Dubai spots

UAE-based sand artist Nathaniel Alapide reveals a few of his favourite Dubai things…