Is the UAE Banning Haj?

Is the UAE Banning Haj?

The UAE is reportedly not administering Haj permits to Muslim expatriates currently residing in the UAE, as stated by the UAE’s Ministry of Religious Affairs (Al Awqaf).     It is largely unclear why this ban is being placed but, according to Khaleeji Times, Umrah office officials have affirmed hearing that this policy is going […]

Marie Le Pen Might Be France’s next President, and Arabs Should Care

Marie Le Pen Might Be France’s next President, and Arabs Should Care

The results of the first round of the French Presidential Elections are in, and Emmanuel Macron is in the lead with 23.9% of the vote, and Marie Le Pen is in second place with 21.4% of the vote.     This means that Macron and Le Pen will be going head to head for the […]

Kuwaiti MP Safa Al Hashem: The Woman Who Loves to Hate on Expats

Kuwaiti MP Safa Al Hashem: The Woman Who Loves to Hate on Expats

by Rana Elhawary

  Earlier this week, Kuwaiti MP Safa Al Hashem has proposed new laws that would place a temporary one-year halt on issuing driving licenses to expatriates.     She added that this halt should be renewed on a regular basis, until a solution is found to the growing traffic congestion on Kuwaiti roads. Finally, Al […]

Dubai to Provide Homes for Low-Income Workers

Dubai to Provide Homes for Low-Income Workers

by Mohamed Rashed

  Just when you thought Utopia is a fictional place, Dubai proves you wrong. Our favorite emirate is now applying a new policy that’ll provide low-income housing for those who cannot afford one!   His Highness, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, approved the new policy on Sunday, and […]

Sheikh Mohammed Launches Food Bank in UAE as Part of ‘Year of Giving’

Sheikh Mohammed Launches Food Bank in UAE as Part of ‘Year of Giving’

by Ahmed ElShehy

  Last month it was announced that 2017 is going to be the Year of Giving in the UAE, and they weren’t joking. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler has just declared via his Twitter account that a food bank will come to exist on […]

14 Things You Never Thought You Would Get Punished for in the UAE

14 Things You Never Thought You Would Get Punished for in the UAE

www.guide2dubai.com   Whether you’re visiting the UAE or in the process of relocating, you should know these rules because you might do one thing and find yourself in jail the next day not knowing how you ended up thre. Here is an overview of the key laws that all expats and visitors to the emirates should know, […]

10 Indian Entrepreneurs in the UAE Who Are Dominating Their Industries

10 Indian Entrepreneurs in the UAE Who Are Dominating Their Industries

By Monaliza Wahba

Forbes Middle East held an exclusive award ceremony last week to celebrate the most successful Indian leaders in the Arab Region, especially the UAE, in both multinationals and Arab companies. The “4th Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World 2016” event was held in Dubai and attended by 300 prominent individuals, including the Ambassador of India […]

Top 15 States Where Arab Americans Live

Top 15 States Where Arab Americans Live

Whether it’s escaping the dangers of war at home or being presented with an amazing work opportunity, Arabs are moving to and around the United States constantly. Taking a look back at the 2010 US Census – American Community Survey, we see that the population of Arab Americans has been growing rapidly and spread across the […]

10 Things I’ll Miss About Dubai

10 Things I’ll Miss About Dubai

Dubai is a transit city, for those living and those visiting. There’s always someone flying in and someone flying out. Having one of the highest populations of young adults, it’s not uncommon to see people heading back home after a few years. It’s a great place to make money, meet people and live an incredibly luxurious […]

10 Tips to Surviving Ramadan as an Expat in the Middle East

10 Tips to Surviving Ramadan as an Expat in the Middle East

The first week of Ramadan has passed, and while Muslims are getting comfortable in their fasting rituals, many expats (especially those new to the region) are still trying to wrap their heads around the complete change in environment. In many Arab countries, those not fasting find it difficult to adapt to 30 days of not […]