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How to Get Entry Permit: Residence Visa Holders who Stayed out of UAE for 6 Months

There are many expatriates who are residents in UAE. In general, expatriate residents should not be outside the UAE for more than 6 months in order for their residence visa to remain valid. A special entry permit is required to be able to return to UAE after six months.

There are circumstances that going back to UAE every 6 months is just not practical. This procedure applies to the following:

  • Foreign wives of UAE nationals
  • Domestic workers accompanying local students who are studying or undergoing medical treatment abroad
  • Expatriates seeking medical treatment outside the country along with those in their company
  • Those who are employed in the UAE public sector and are overseas for work or sent abroad on training courses

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The “A” in A, B & Me. An opinionated Tech enthusiast who likes movies and TV, cooking (and eating!) good food, and traveling. I write about the Tech stuff.

Currently – January 2017

Currently – January 2017

It’s the last Saturday of January!! Can you believe it? 
The month is flying by and I only posted 2 blog posts (three, including this). So, to update, I’m writing down my “currents”.

Currently January 2017

How does it work? I picked 5 prompts (others use more) to keep everyone up to date (everyone who is interested, that is!). Here goes: Read more

Mom, Partner, Sister, Daughter, Friend. Pinay Blogger currently living in Dubai, UAE. I blog about expat life, beauty, food, being a mom … and everything else in between.

What’s in Your Lunch Box? – Bento Ideas

School started in September. Since then, I have made B’s lunchbox. I’m sharing some of the bento boxes we’ve made. More photos on our Facebook Page.

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Mom, Partner, Sister, Daughter, Friend. Pinay Blogger currently living in Dubai, UAE. I blog about expat life, beauty, food, being a mom … and everything else in between.

FlipOut Dubai: The Latest Go-To Place in Dubai

FlipOut Dubai is the name of the newest place in Dubai, where one can just FlipOut and have fun.

FlipOut Dubai Main Entrance

Having been here in Dubai for more than 16 years, there are some things/activities that are no longer enjoyable. It’s a good thing that we heard about FlipOut Dubai in the radio. We immediately planned to go as soon as we heard the advertisement. 

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The “A” in A, B & Me. An opinionated Tech enthusiast who likes movies and TV, cooking (and eating!) good food, and traveling. I write about the Tech stuff.

Lost passport in the UAE: Here’s what you have to do

As an expat, lost passport is one of the worst things that can happen to us. It may seem that all is lost in the beginning but with this guide on what to do if you lost your passport in UAE, there is actually hope.

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Tip: Having copies of your documents speed up the process of applying for a new passport. Make sure you have copies of all your important documents.

Steps to follow in case of lost passport in the UAE:

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The “A” in A, B & Me. An opinionated Tech enthusiast who likes movies and TV, cooking (and eating!) good food, and traveling. I write about the Tech stuff.

How to Pay for Philippine Travel Tax Online

Many Filipinos are unaware that they can now pay travel tax online . For Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) this do not apply. OFW’s are exempted from paying travel tax provided we have a valid Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC). However, we do get visitors from time to time and any amount of time saved by eliminating unnecessary trips to the Department of Tourism or waiting in line at the airport is time that we can spend better on other things.

 

Online Travel Tax

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The “A” in A, B & Me. An opinionated Tech enthusiast who likes movies and TV, cooking (and eating!) good food, and traveling. I write about the Tech stuff.

The scariest drive I did – Manila North to South

I recently experienced the scariest drive of my life when we went to the Philippines to celebrate my Mother’s 60th birthday.

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From North to South

My family is from Las Piñas which is in Southern Manila, “S” family is from Meycauayan which is outside of Manila but on the Northern side. We arrived NAIA terminal 3 on 9th of September and headed straight to Meycauayan to spend a day relaxing before the festivities. Our plan was to spend 2 nights in Club Balai Isabel in Talisay, Batangas which is again in the South. Read more

The “A” in A, B & Me. An opinionated Tech enthusiast who likes movies and TV, cooking (and eating!) good food, and traveling. I write about the Tech stuff.

Things To Do in UAE: Preparing for the Long Weekend

It’s another long weekend guys!

I’m going to make this quick. I’m listing down some of the things you can do during the weekend without putting a hole in your pocket! Here goes:

Al Ain Oasis

Jebel Hafeet

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Al Aryam Panorama

Bastakiya Corridor

These are just some of the things we were able to do. I’m sure there are a lot more hidden gems in the UAE, and just like Pokemon Go, we gotta catch them all!

OR … 

Stay at home! It’s really not a big deal. Catch up on some sleep. Clean your closet. Read a book. Chill! 

As for me, I’m hoping to catch up on my blogging backlog. We promised B that we will be staying in a hotel (don’t worry, we used our Entertainer app so the budget is intact!). Have a guess at which hotel. It’s the oldest hotel building in the UAE!!

Happy long weekend guys!

Mom, Partner, Sister, Daughter, Friend. Pinay Blogger currently living in Dubai, UAE. I blog about expat life, beauty, food, being a mom … and everything else in between.

Eid Break – What did we do?

Ohaiii guys!

Has it really been almost 3 weeks since my last post? Time really flies fast, huh? This month has really kept us on our toes.

First week was the start of the new school year. That means I’m back to making some bento boxes for B! So glad that our schedules are working well, otherwise I’d be one cranky mama! (I can’t cope with very little sleep, don’t test me. ;P )

Second week was the Eid break. Long holiday + a couple of days off meant we got to go home! Yep, we went to the Philippines for a short (tiring!) break.

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Mom, Partner, Sister, Daughter, Friend. Pinay Blogger currently living in Dubai, UAE. I blog about expat life, beauty, food, being a mom … and everything else in between.