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 […]

14 Signs You’ve Been Living in Abu Dhabi for Too Long

14 Signs You’ve Been Living in Abu Dhabi for Too Long

Abu Dhabi is one of the most amazing cities to live. It’s safe, comfortable and everything just flows so easily there and despite the huge number of nationalities and backgrounds that call the UAE’s capital home, Abu Dhabians have a common understanding of what it’s like to live there. Here are some of the things anyone […]

15 Interesting Facts about the UAE to Celebrate National Day

15 Interesting Facts about the UAE to Celebrate National Day

As the UAE prepares to celebrate National Day on December 2, we’ve put together a list of fun facts and achievements about this young but mighty nation.     1. The UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi, is the largest Emirate. It takes up 87% of the UAE’s total area. Ajman, the smallest Emirate, accounts for less […]

How to Respect Foreign Women in Cairo

How to Respect Foreign Women in Cairo

By Whitney Buchanan

People of Cairo, look around you. How many foreign women do you see these days compared to two or four years ago? Do you ever stop to wonder just why those numbers are decreasing and what you can do about it? Here are a few examples of what you should not do when meeting an […]

7 Must Dos Before Moving Abroad

7 Must Dos Before Moving Abroad

Before a long trip, I often get nervous that I’m forgetting to pack something. So imagine the butterflies I felt before picking up and moving to Spain to live in a country where I knew no one and spoke no Spanish! I’m usually well-prepared (must be the teacher in me), but this move abroad really […]