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United Arab Emirates

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.

Blogger in Focus: Working Mother of 2

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.

Working Mother of 2

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. 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.

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.

A B & Me Blogger in Focus: Mummy on My Mind

Hi, I’m Zeyna! 12th May 2014 was the day I became a Mummy, and since then there has only been Mummy on my Mind! I am a British expat, Wife and Mother to my 2-year-old son (Baby Z), living in Dubai. Mummy On My Mind is a collection of musings on all things Parenting & Family related, along with a little bit of Fashion, Cooking, Beauty, Reviews, Travel and Expat Lifestyle too!

 

Mummy on my MindName: Zeyna Sanjania
Location: Dubai, UAE
Blog: Mummy on My Mind

How did you start blogging?

I began blogging to keep an online diary of motherhood a few months after Baby Z was born. I wanted to share my experiences of parenthood with others as well as keep those memories fresh. Being a stay at home Mum, I also wanted a creative outlet, where I could develop my passion for writing. 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.
In STAY

STAY: Majlis Grand Mercure, Abu Dhabi

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During my family’s visit last April, we decided to visit the capital – Abu Dhabi. I asked my cousin to look for a good place to stay (read – affordable!). We were a big group so we needed a big place to stay in. The plan was to stay for one night and then go back to Dubai the next day. 

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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.

A B & Me Blogger in Focus: Green Living in Dubai

 

Green Living in Dubai

Green Living in Dubai

Name: Amruta Kshemkalyani
Location: Dubai, UAE
Blog: Green Living in Dubai

How did you start blogging?

While working in construction industry as sustainability consultant, I realized the need of sustainability awareness in society, especially in UAE back in 2009. To spread the awareness about sustainable lifestyle I started writing this blog, where I share my knowledge and experience of living sustainable or green. 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.

Our Version of the Old Dubai DIY Tour

Some time in April, my whole family visited me in Dubai. With just a little over a week stay, I came up with a full list of activities so they can have a truly memorable experience. 

I have been in Dubai since 2002 and yet there are still places I have not been to. Luckily, I have a few blogger friends who are very “adventurous“! I found this Old Dubai DIY Walking Tour from Lady’s blog which was a great help for me! Read the full article at Lady and Her Sweet Escapes blog.

Done? 

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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.
In EAT

Where to Eat: Little Manila

I’ve heard of Little Manila waaaay before it opened. A close friend has been telling me all about the newest “pinoy” place to be. Great! A new hang out. They will be serving Filipino food, what could go wrong?

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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.

Ramadan 2016

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Ramadan Kareem!

During this time, most offices have reduced working hours which is a big YES! for me. This means I can go home and spend some time with B (or blog, just like what I’m doing now!) 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.

A B & Me Blogger in Focus: Baby Globetrotters

Welcome to the first Blogger in Focus 2.0 🙂 Today we are featuring Keri Hedrick of Baby Globetrotters. Enjoy!

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Hi, I’m Keri – founder of Baby Globetrotters; a blog and social media network aimed at encouraging, inspiring and preparing parents for the reality of world travel and living abroad with a family. Originally from Australia, then London I am now a mum of three in Abu Dhabi balancing my blogging with family, travel and finances.

Hedrick Family Travel

Name: Keri Hedrick
Location: Abu Dhabi
Blog: Baby Globetrotters

How did you start blogging?

When we moved to the UAE in 2012 it was the first time I found myself not working full-time, and a stay at home mum! I had long had a desire to be a writer and express myself more than I could in my previous accounting job in London but couldn’t quite find the right outlet; freelancing was near impossible without a portfolio or journalism background.

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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.