Archive for the ‘UAE’ Category

I got this email from Qatar Airways about their 2-day Seat Sale. The Seat Sale is actually nice if you really do intend to go to Dubai, Bahrain or to the other GCC countries mentioned as the base fare does come out lower than what you typically pay for. However, these rates don’t include any […]

update: It seems I was mistaken and the last time Aramex did indeed increase shipping prices was June 2008 (thanks for the blog archives!). It seems Aramex Shop and Ship increases its rates every year. This year, an email sent by Aramex tells me of their 2011 rates. It might not be that much as […]

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BoC) will be considerate to vacationing balikbayans or overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who would want to bring in electronic items in the country this Christmas. “In the spirit of the holiday season, ang sabi ko sa ating collectors, examiners at appraisers, lalung-lalo na dito sa arrival area na […]

After learning that Mission Impossible 4 by Tom Cruise would have parts of the film shot in Dubai, it immediately reminded me of Transformer: The Movie wherein Qatar was supposed to be where the US forces were attacked. I think it was the first time that Qatar was mentioned in a movie of that magnitude […]

Dear all our Muslim readers, i would like to wish you a very very “Eid Mubarak”. May ALLAH bless you with his mercy.


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  • Mohammad Shohag: Could you please provide me the required papers to apply for a visit visa to Japan from Qatar as an [...]
  • Xiodd: Hi, i left my old passport in my country. Is it a must to bring old passports during the interview? [...]
  • Mohd: I visited Japan this year back in January 2017 and I spend 11 days only and I come back to Qatar, I [...]
  • Harry: Dear Sir, very useful information. Can you please advise me on what documents do they ask you to sho [...]