Transacting with Dubai Immigration has never been easier. With the GDRFA Mobile App, you even have the option to not visit immigration office in person.
Blake’s visa will expire by last week of December 2017. Since we are traveling (Yippee!!) for the holiday season, I have to renew her visa earlier to ensure that the new visa is ready before we leave.
Applying for her visa renewal the traditional way is not first option since I have used up all of my leave credits. I remembered that there is a mobile app from Dubai Immigration — the GDRFA Mobile App.
Download and Install the GDRFA Mobile App
Search for GDRFA Dubai in App Store for iPhone and Google Play Store for Android. Download and install. Open the app after installation. (Photos used are from an Android phone)
Register for an account
One of our favourite dining venue has a new concept, House of Lechon Manok. Loosely translated, the name means House of Grilled Chicken.
The House of Lechon Manok
An original concept, compared to other brands that are available in Little Manila. House of Lechon Manok uses charcoal to grill. Their specialty is chicken, but they also have a version of Liempo, another famous grilled meat in the Philippines. Traditionally made with pork belly, House of Lechon Manok version is made of beef.
Appy Kids Play School series was launched in Virgin Megastores in October 2016. We were lucky to be part of this launch as we had the chance to see the app in action!
I used to be intimidated by Caldereta. It seemed so complicated. I’ll tell you why.
In the olden days…
Growing up, we would always have these family parties and gatherings at home. Aunts and Uncles would come over early to help with the preparations. Food were always made from scratch. And I mean no short cuts!
You need chicken? Pork? Beef? Goat? They buy them alive and slaughter them at home. Morbid, I know. But that was tradition … something that was not passed on to the next generation. I don’t know, we just can’t do it. We also did not use gas stoves when cooking. Not that we don’t have stoves, the older generation just prefer cooking with firewood. They say it adds flavor. Complicated, right?
Anyway … back to Caldereta.
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.
FlipOut Dubai is the name of the newest place in Dubai, where one can just FlipOut and have fun.
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.
Blogger in Focus: Working Mother of 2
I’m Haneen, 27 years old, mommy behind Working Mother of 2. I’m Lebanese moved to UAE 5.5 years ago and now living and working in Sharjah. I have a 2.5 years old daughter and a 10 months old son.
How did you start blogging?
I started in November 2015 when I found myself advising expecting and new moms & answering too many questions on motherhood, experience with my kids, deliveries, balancing life between family and work so thought why not giving it a try. Plus, writing is something I love since ever. And thus Working Mother of 2 was born.
What do you write about?
Working Mother of 2 is mainly about my personal experience with motherhood journey. I only write about things I’ve been through, things I tried before & things I’ve learned since 2013 when I had my 1st baby. My primary goal is to help mommies out there in a way or another as I’ve been through it all and maybe what worked to me, will work for other moms and the things I’ve learned might be of benefit for others. So why not have each others’ backs, support and share our experiences and get to learn from each other.
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:
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!
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!
Blogger in Focus: SuperMomy
My name is Tina Mathew, I’m an expat mom brought up in Dubai and living here for the past 33 years. I have been working in Dubai for 11 years and quit my corporate job to look after my son. I have only recently started blogging as I got some time for myself.
Name: Tina Mathew
Blog: Super Momy
How did you start blogging?
I started blogging only this year ie after my family suggested to started a blog. I was interested in writing so I thought why not try it since I am a mom and I have a lot of experiences I wish to share with the world.