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Simple ways to leave Dubai with a fat bank account

How often have you heard about a friend who was in debt when he left Dubai? Expats come to Dubai to make money and add on to their savings, but sometimes get sucked in the glam of the city. Add to that the high cost of living in the city and expenses like rent, car, …

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Reasons why living in UAE is great

The land of dreams is what many call the UAE. For some, those dreams come true, for others they don’t. For many others, the country gives them reason to believe, and hope. So why is it that people want to come here? Young, old, poor and rich. It doesn’t matter what religion or nationality, expatriates …

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5 easy ways to ‘charge up’ your recycling habits

For many of us, one of the main barriers to recycling is not knowing how or where to recycle certain items. For instance, many household cordless products we use every day are powered by rechargeable batteries. These batteries are not only recyclable, but contain materials that are potentially harmful to the environment if thrown in …

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Some routine worries that Dubai-ites deal with

Getting into a decent job, finding an affordable accommodation and clearing the tests to get a driving licence are some of the challenges that most Dubai residents face. But once settled, there are some fears that residents live with on a daily basis. We look at some routine worries that Dubai-ites deal with: 1: The …

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Is UAE eating too much butter? The worrying truth

Think twice before spreading that extra scoop of butter on your bread or paratha. A recent study has linked the consumption of 12 grams of butter per day to increasing the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes (T2D) by twice. This study might be of concern for the residents of United Arab Emirates as more …

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Looking for a job? Check what’s on HR’s 2017 wish list

2016 has been the year of digital transformation. It has seen established companies like Engie, AXA and Vinci reinvent their HR approach. It has also given rise to an ecosystem of HR start-ups, including ZestMeUp, PahtMotion and SpeachME, who have quickly brought fresh thinking and approaches to the industry. Like everyone else with their ‘new …

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Great Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him and her

Struggling for gift ideas? How about a new watch or a gift card that can take you all over Dubai? Emaar Gift Card Trying to choose the perfect present for your other half can be a delicate task, but help is at hand with the Emaar Gift Card. Redeemable at a wide range of shops, …

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If you hate your parents, you must read this

Juggling is a reality when it comes to modern-day parenting. With most mums and dads overwhelmed by the demands of their jobs, you can hardly blame them for failing to spend quality time with their children as they juggle work and family. So how does one tackle kids and a demanding job while giving both …

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Reasons why Dubai expats love public transport

Why drive when you can ride? The city of Dubai is well connected, thanks to a very efficient public transport system. According to the World Economic Forum, the UAE tops the list when it comes to efficiency in transport systems. This is a measure of how effective the system is. The Metro, for example, connects …

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5 things to keep in mind before leaving Dubai

It is common to hear tales about expats facing consequences for not completing their closure formalities before leaving Dubai. As you know by now, you did months of planning before relocating to Dubai. Similarly, leaving Dubai cannot be an overnight decision and needs to be thought out and well planned. It is crucial as your …