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Salary increase for Sharjah government employees

Salaries of the employees of the Sharjah government, similar to that of the federal government employees.

72% of UAE Residents Plan Extraordinary UAE National Day

In the lead up to their nation’s 46th National Day, UAE residents claim they plan to do something extraordinary to mark the occasion. The research...

New two-year work permit for people above 60 years of age

Expatriates in UAE welcomed the new two-year work permit for people above 60 years of age as they can continue working for a longer...

Strong community response to CDA’s ‘My Hand is Clean’ campaign

The Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai has generated strong community response to its ‘My Hand is Clean’ awareness campaign held in Hatta...

Where Expats Find Hard to Save

In its latest cost of living report, ECA International outlines the priciest cities in the world for expatriates. Among them is also Dubai, but...

Distaste for Facebook friends behavior

Many people find some of their Facebook friends actually annoying. The daily deals company Eversave conducted a study between 400 women, who unexpectedly uncovered more...

Young People in Emerging Markets Expect Better Off Than Their Parents

A turbulent 2016—punctuated by terror attacks in Europe, Brexit, and a contentious US presidential election—appears to have rattled millennials’ confidence, according to Deloitte’s sixth...

Dubai Ladies Club Celebrates International Women’s Day

To mark International Women's Day 2011, Dubai Ladies Club, a member of Dubai Women Establishment, was joined by the American Women's Association of Dubai...

Why do expats leave Dubai?

Many countries across the globe have lost the "come back home'' appeal for their citizens, who live abroad. Economic vows, financial crisis, natural disasters,...

‘Trophy Wife’ Stereotype Debunked, But Still Exists

Most people are familiar with the "trophy wife" stereotype that attractive women marry rich men, placing little importance on their other traits, including physical...

Eid Al-Adha is expected to be on or around November 16

Eid Al-Adha is a holiday at the end of the Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca which is one of the greatest religious...

Is divorce contagious?

So divorce is contagious…and you can catch the divorce bug from your friends—even from a friend of a friend?

Federal public holiday to mark Mawlid Nabawi relayed to 17 February

UAE federal ministries and departments will take Thursday ,17 February 2011, corresponding to 14 Rabea' Awwal 1432 Hijri as a public holiday to mark...

High Rise in Emirati Divorces

Immaturity and false expectations seem to be the main reasons for the increasing number of divorces among Emiratis, according to psychologists and social...

Dubai population tops two million

Dubai-based population increased by more than 22,000 people, according to official data. The emirate’s population totalled 2,000,113, according to the population clock of the...

62 People Own Same Wealth as Half the World

Runaway inequality has created a world where 62 people own as much as the poorest half of the world’s population – a figure that...

Young people are easy victims of consumerism

We live in a consumer-oriented society, where goods and services rule our lives and often even form our values. Today, in the 21st century,...