Rappler's latest stories on United Arab Emirates
'Walang tigil ang mga telepono, landline, at mobile. Daig pa namin ang call center (The phones, whether landline or mobile, just won't quit. We're busier than a call center),' says Larry Esguerra, office manager at MPQ Tourism
With its advanced medical facilities and infrastructure, Dubai is betting it will be an attractive option for tourists
Most of those seeking assistance are jobless overseas Filipino workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic
(UPDATED) The Gulf emirate of Dubai again welcomes foreign visitors, as it seeks to boost its ailing economy
The International Monetary Fund's 2020 projection for the 6-nation Gulf Cooperation Council dramatically worsens
'Hindi na po namin hiningi na tulungan kami financially. Kami na po bumili ng sarili naming tickets. Ang gusto lang po namin ay makauwi sa Pilipinas'
Failure to meet credit card obligations is among the leading problems besetting overseas Filipino workers in the United Arab Emirates
A consortium acquires a 49% stake in Gas Pipeline Assets, a newly formed subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
Data from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Dubai show that Filipino workers either lost their jobs, are on a no-work-no-pay arrangement, or have had their salaries cut
DP World and its subsidiaries are a major source of cash for Dubai's economy, one of the most diversified in the oil-rich Gulf
The coronavirus pandemic creates daily challenges for organizers of the Expo 2020, rescheduled to October 2021 in Dubai
'The last thing we want is to have shocks,' says United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suheil al-Mazrouei
The new government policy aims to bring back over 200,000 people with valid UAE resident visas
UAE's minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash says the initiative 'strengthens the Arab and international momentum for an immediate ceasefire, the withdrawal of foreign troops, and the return to a political track'
Arnaldo Tumaliuan shares a flat with 8 other people in Dubai. One of them tests positive for the coronavirus.
Most OFWs in Dubai opt to share living quarters to save on rent. They also become more vulnerable to the spread of the coronavirus.
The Investment Corporation of Dubai, which owns giant firms like Emirates Airline, posts a 16.9% increase in net profit in 2019
Among the Filipino victims are 3 nurses, two engineers, a community volunteer, and a high school official
A Filipino mechanic known for his dedicated volunteer work also dies after contracting COVID-19 in Dubai
(3rd UPDATE) 'A hero who has given her life to something bigger than oneself,' the Philippine Nurses Association's UAE chapter says in its Facebook post honoring charge nurse Janette Daywan Alano
(UPDATED) A total of 23 Filipinos died of the coronavirus in Dubai alone
Some 15,000 nationals will be repatriated from 12 countries on planes and naval ships
While some lockdown measures are lifted and many businesses are reopening, uncertainty remains for both employers and employees in Dubai
The multibillion-dollar Expo 2020 Dubai is postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic
Emirates and Etihad executives reiterate that until an effective vaccine for COVID-19 becomes widely available, how passengers fly will be different
His wife, healthcare assistant Merry Janet, says Marlon didn’t show signs of breaking down, so they both took his condition lightly. He died in the ICU, where he worked.
The Philippine Nurses Association's UAE chapter pays tribute to Ilonggo nurse Marlon Jimenea who 'succumbed to the novel coronavirus...after serving as a medical frontliner against the outbreak'
The 'Mobile Laboratory units' are converted ambulances with equipment, thermal scanners, and storage cabins for samples
However, mosques will remain shut during the holy month of Ramadan
Authorities in the United Arab Emirates request a study into 'the possibility of reopening commercial centers...while taking into consideration health requirements'
The UAE’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs posts a Twitter video of the boy walking by the corridor outside the ICU while medical staff applauded
OFWs are among the migrants who die alone in the Middle East because of the coronavirus
There are about 30,000 Filipino nurses in the United Arab Emirates, many of them working in the front lines. One of them proclaims she is an Overseas Filipino Warrior.
Abu Dhabi says its bond offering was oversubscribed by more than 6 times
Emirates says passengers bound for Tunisia were all tested at the airport's check-in area before they left Dubai, with results released within 10 minutes
The modified policy is intended to 'support residents and visitors and lessen the repercussions of the coronavirus'
Some Filipinos in Dubai have been aiding OFWs who suddenly lost their jobs because of the closure of businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic
Justice Khaled al-Hawsni of the family court says couples who have already completed marriage formalities must not organize wedding parties 'even among their immediate circles'
Access Now, alongside 29 other organizations, petitions the governments of the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Oman to permanently lift a ban on VoIP services
Chef Virginia Baby Sorongon has launched a food drive to help fellow Filipinos displaced by the temporary closure of businesses in Dubai amid the coronavirus pandemic
The flights are open to foreign citizens who wish to leave the United Arab Emirates, but no incoming passengers are allowed
The United Arab Emirates' stimulus package is now at $70 billion
The Dubai government imposes the tighter restrictions after the United Arab Emirates records 241 new COVID-19 infections
The Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions says it will hold a virtual meeting on April 21 to discuss 'options for a change of dates'
'All people holding any kind of UAE visas or residency will be exempted from any fines for a renewable period of 3 months,' says a senior immigration official
(UPDATED) Dubai-owned carrier Emirates will partially resume flights starting Monday, April 6
The 5 major bourses in the Gulf region plummet in the first 3 months of the year, with Dubai's market losing more than a third of its value
(UPDATED) The statement of Dubai's crown prince does not specify the size of the intervention, but says more details will be announced later
A final decision on postponement will be made by the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions
50 new cases are recorded on Tuesday, March 24, says the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the single biggest number of confirmed cases announced since January