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Tax refund for UAE tourists to begin on November 18

Tax refund for UAE tourists to begin on November 18

The UAE’s Federal Tax Authority (FTA) announced on Monday, October 22, that the Tax Refund for Tourists Scheme, which will enable tourists to refund VAT on purchases made at participating retailers through designated refund outlets, is set to begin on November 18....

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Tech-voc courses application for OFWs made easy

Tech-voc courses application for OFWs made easy

Returning Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) can now apply for technical-vocational (tech-voc) courses offered by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) upon their arrival at international airports in the Philippines. OFWs can apply for the...

Court rejects DOJ petition to arrest Trillanes

Court rejects DOJ petition to arrest Trillanes

Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 148 on Monday, October 22, rejected the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request for an arrest warrant against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV over his coup d'etat charges which was dismissed seven years ago. Makati Judge Andres...

Types of scams in UAE targeting expats

Types of scams in UAE targeting expats

A number of expats in different countries have fallen prey to financial and investment scams, turning all their hard-earned money into ashes. Predominantly, expats around the world are vulnerable to fraudsters because they trust someone who should not be trusted in...

Score 100% refund in your electric, water bill in Dubai

Score 100% refund in your electric, water bill in Dubai

Dubai residents who will pay their electric, water, and other utilities and services online this week will get a chance to get a full refund. The refund is in line with the week-long initiative “Week Without Service Centres”, where around 40 Dubai government...

Why is it the best time to buy gold?

Why is it the best time to buy gold?

This might be the right time to buy gold in the UAE as prices are expected to increase during the celebration of the Diwali festival. During the celebration, the demand for gold is expected to climb up as the Indian expat community in the UAE is expected to buy gold,...

New Titanic to set sail from Dubai in 2022

New Titanic to set sail from Dubai in 2022

The exact replica of one of the most luxurious ships to ever grace the seas is set to kick-off its two-week maiden voyage in Dubai in 2022. From Dubai, Titanic II will head to Southampton where it will then take voyages to New York, following the same path as the...

Proudly Pinoy made apps to contend in NASA competition

The Philippines is set to compete in a global competition by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with two proudly Pinoy-made mobile applications. These mobile apps—ISDApp and Vita app—aim to heighten the country’s emergency response systems for...

Salesman accused of selling stolen watch worth Dh500,000

A British salesman has been accused of selling a stolen Richard Mille RM 11-03 Limited Edition watch worth more than Dh572,000 to a businessman in Dubai. Based on court records, the limited edition watch was among the 12 Dh4-million-worth watches owned by another...

All you need to know: New visa reforms in UAE

Thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the UAE welcomed the new visa reforms in the UAE, particularly the new rule allowing visa holders to adjust their status without having to exit the country, which began on Sunday, October 21. The visa reforms would mean...

Filipinos in Saudi warned over spreading rumors

The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh has reminded Filipinos in Saudi Arabia about the fine and punishment of spreading false information online. “Avoid producing, spreading, or sharing electronically, anything that compromises public order, religious values, public morals...

Up to Dh1 million fine for violating this UAE law

The next time you see news or any information online that seems too good or too complicated to be true, you better off check reliable sources first before sharing them on social media. Sharing of unverified news, especially concerning the UAE and its leaders, is...

AUFWWAAD holds Oath Taking and Grand Launching Ceremony

The Association of United Filipino Workers for Welfare and Assistance in Abu Dhabi (AUFWWAAD) held their official grand launch and oath-taking ceremony at the Grand Continental Flamingo Hotel in Abu Dhabi. In attendance were Consul Rowena Pangilinan-Daquipil,...

DOLE sees 30% decrease in OFW deployment to Saudi

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) observes a sudden decline in the deployed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Saudi Arabia beginning this year. “Hiring of Filipino workers (in the kingdom) may possibly drop by 20 to 30 percent this year because of the...

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How to work part-time in UAE legally

How to work part-time in UAE legally

Many Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) all over the world juggle double jobs to earn extra. While jobs abroad tend to pay higher than in the Philippines, sometimes earning money on the side is still needed. If working part-time jobs has ever crossed your mind, here's...

One more long weekend in UAE before year-end

One more long weekend in UAE before year-end

Employees in the UAE can still expect one more long weekend before the year ends. The long weekend will happen from November 30, Friday, to December 2, Sunday. During this long weekend, two public holidays will be celebrated. Martyr’s Day Earlier, President His...

To emoji or not to emoji?

To emoji or not to emoji?

Did you know that woefully inappropriate emojis that you use in your messages or post online can get you in jail in the UAE? TFT reveals emojis with double meanings that you must refrain from sending online The use of social media has been a part of the lives of...

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