Riya Tulpule age 12 pushes 600+ kgs

Believe it or not, but a girl aged 12 pushes 600+ kgs of electronic waste into the recyle pit. A very young Indian student of the Gems Modern Academy doggedly pursues her goal and surpasses it. Riya Tulpule, daughter of Rahul and Deepali Tulpule set about saving the earth one kg at a time. Helped …

Which is the perfect NOL card for you?

Many, and we mean many Dubai residents, tourists, and professionals take the Metro at any given moment. In fact, the Metro is part and parcel of modern life in Dubai as it connects major districts in the city. And with riding the Metro comes — of course — paying for it. To the uninitiated, all …

New rules in Dubai for maternity, childcare leave

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Decree No. 14 of 2017 on maternity and childcare leave for female employees of the Dubai Government. The Decree aims to promote a balance between career and family, support the rights of working women …

Gaining weight in UAE? Here’s why

That extra flab you have suddenly put on after shifting base to the UAE has many villains: Unhealthy lifestyle, frequent food takeaways and lack of exercise being the biggest ones. “It’s not just one reason but a combination of things including high carbohydrate diets, high sugar intakes, sugary or carbonated drinks, processed food, late dinners, …

Things you shouldn’t do at your workplace

We have listed few things you shouldn’t do at your Dubai workplace to ensure you don’t get fired. Don’t poke fun at your colleagues Working in Dubai, you are sure to work at a multi-cultural office with colleagues from different countries. While it is a great learning curve, varied backgrounds might mean you feeling left …

Tips to get the best deals in Dubai shopping season

You wouldn’t think there’s a science to shopping, but how wrong you’d be! It’s common sense to make the most of sales – that is, if you plan to have a wardrobe that turns heads and makes people ‘jay’ (for jealous) If you love pretty clothes but hate paying a lot of money for them, …

Why not prepare for summer with this practical checklist

Get your air-conditioning maintained Many Dubai expats will concur that an air-conditioning unit is one of the most important appliances that any home should have. However, many air-conditioning units break down in the middle of summer – and nobody wants that. Why not get your unit checked for any defects and get it fixed. It …

Never carry these 22 things while travelling to UAE

Many Indians travelling to the Country buy medicines from India as they are less expensive there. But they are usually unaware of the medicines that are banned in the Country, and end up landing in jail after carrying these medicines into UAE. Some cooked and home-made food are also banned. The violators face strict penalties, …

New to the Country? Avoid doing these things

While you adjust to your new life as an expat in the country, you should know the rules and regulations to avoid being penalised or worst – deported. Below are a few things you should strictly avoid doing: Recording calls Downloading a free call recording app to record phone calls might sound harmless but it …

VAT’s round the corner: How will it affect you?

The introduction of five per cent VAT across the GCC by January 2018 will lead to a fundamental change in the way businesses operate and will impact most consumer sectors, including real estate, retail, luxury, telecom and IT, tax experts said. Since five per cent VAT is modest by global standards, its impact will not …