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Now, smartphone is your passport in Dubai

Passengers departing from Terminal 3 can use UAE Wallet app at smart gates. Dubai: Passengers departing from Dubai International Airport can now use their smart phones at the smart gates instead of their passports as part of a new service…

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OFWs, spare 7 min to register for midterm elections

DUBAI – An official from the Philippine Embassy in the capital is urging Filipinos in the country to register early for the May 2019 midterm elections at their respective embassy or consulate. Unregistered voters need to appear personally to capture their…

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New to UAE? Avoid doing these things

© Provided by Khaleej Times New to UAE? Avoid doing these things Being new to the city can come with its own set of challenges. While you adjust to your new life as an expat in UAE, you need to…

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Now your Emirates ID is your health card

© Provided by Khaleej Times Now your Emirates ID is your health card UAE residents will soon be able to use their Emirates ID cards as health insurance cards as well, a move officials say will reduce fraud and misuse…

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The United Arab Emirates on the future

Abu Dhabi’s success is a blueprint for other emerging economies Not a single Fortune 500 company had its headquarters in Abu Dhabi in 1970. The total population was about 66,000, and the city’s first international airport had just opened on…

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No need to exit UAE to amend visit visa status

Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department(DNRD) in Dubai. Visit visa-holders need no longer leave the country to amend the status of their visa to a residency permit, the Ministry of Interior revealed on Monday. Dubai: Visit visa-holders no longer need to…

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Philippine President Duterte to visit Middle East

Trip follows visit to Italy and the Vatican in mid-February. Manila: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte plans to visit several countries in the Middle East in late February or March, a senior official has said. The trip follows the leader’s visit…

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Duterte is coming to town: Pinoys in UAE excited about his visit

Most Pinoys in the UAE will skip work to see President Duterte and have a chance for selfies with him during his visit in January, A straw poll by The Filipino Times straw poll showed. DUBAI: An overwhelming number of…

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POEA implements strict ban on direct OFW hiring

All applications for direct hiring of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) now go through the Office of the Secretary of Labor and Employment in Manila. “There has been a policy. It’s been there. Our Secretary (Silvestre Bello III) has directed its…

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Bello to OFWs: Don’t fall for online scam

MANILA – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reiterated its warning against persons using social media to solicit money from overseas Filipinos workers. “I am advising the public, especially our OFWs, to be vigilant so as not to be…