Wednesday 19 June 2019



In the 166-year history of World Expo's, Expo 2020 Dubai as the "main face" of the largest global seeker job to be staged in the Africa, Middle East and South Asia, will be host city to looking for the magnificent world-class talent and welcome applicants from all around the world. This Expo becomes one of the great bridge for whoever want to create their future, connecting their ideas and their minds into the world. It seems and reflects Expo 2020 Dubai's main theme: "connecting minds and creating the future" with subthemes, "mobility, sustainability and opportunity". So, if you want to be one of the candidates, you must absolutely remember and note this opportunity into your dream job lists. Hurry up!

Pavilion Mobility EXPO 2020 Dubai

There are plenty jobs on Expo 2020 in Dubai that you can find. Some opportunities such as tourism, real estate, hospitality and construction. Other prospect jobs are pharmaceutical, retail, tax, human resources fields, boutique investment firms, hospitality, finance and legal. Furthermore, some contracts which worth million dollars will be opened in this Expo. It means that you can worth billion dirham. Really tasty, right?

Expo 2020 Dubai brings some opportunities for you to join the business team to take place in South Asia, Africa and Middle East. So, if you want to be part of their dynamic team, apply many job opportunities on Expo 2020 Dubai now. So, how to apply job vacancies at Expo 2020 Dubai?

Open Expo 2020 Dubai Careers Portal

This is the first step that you must do to apply job vacancies at Expo 2020 Dubai. Open Expo 2020 Dubai website : Do register and becomes member or participant. After that, you must log out and log in again. On its website you can find many buttons such as home, dashboard include dashboard, mailbox, my applications, interview invites, and my account. Also, you can find "search opportunities" button for search job that you want to apply. This point has search opportunities, advanced search, saved searches, and my saved jobs. "Post your CV" point has "my CV" button so you can upload your newer and update CV to this website.

By the way, when you open this website, the "Advanced Opportunity Search" page will be open to you directly. You can search any specific job by using some filters on this page. There are some opportunities information that you must fill so you can find the specific job that you want to apply.

a. Fill the keywords
First step that you must do when "advanced opportunity search" page open are easy. You must fill the keywords in "fill the keywords" option. There are three choice that you must choose. All word, any word, exact order or boolean. If you want to see all jobs and choose later, you can click all word or any word option , but if you just want to know the specific job, you can click exact order.

b. Select the "opportunity place"
In this option, you can see many countries from all anglophone countries, all arab countries, all eastern european  countries, all gcc countries and all western european countries. Select one country that you want and do the next step.

c. Gender
If you want to see all jobs that have no selected specific gender, you can select "any" option on "gender" button. But, if you want to see job with selected specific gender, select male or female option.

d. Minimum Monthly Salary
This is one of the important point that you must fill in this page. Minimum monthly salary that you can select are from AED 1,836 until 183,650. It means in US dollar, you can get USD 500.01 until USD 50,014.69 per month.

e. Career level
The other important point is carrier level. Select one of three points on "carrier level" option. Entry level, associate, mid senior level, director or executive level. Some jobs which need mid senior level such as manager of telecommunications, senior manager for volunteer operations, data scientist, workforce systems, learning and development, workforce, and uniforms. Manager of telecommunications responsible for well operation telecommunications service including managing data, video, voice and wireless. Senior manager in volunteer operations will concept of operations for the House of Volunteers, fit out and manage the design while in learning and development, the senior manager will execute, plan, and check the learning and development program. Data scientist must do statistical analysis, apply data mining, and build prediction systems with high quality. Furthermore, other same level belong to assistant manager of environment, portfolio risk management, and also for higher carrier level like director. Director means you must give strategic direction, supervision and responsible for concessions program. The other carrier level such as associate for admin officer to support marketing and give coördination, also to be developer for enterprise solution to service, consult, and deliver technical development on enterprise solutions.

f. Employment status
In employment status, you can select one from two points between "no preference" or "part-time". If you want to do "part-time job" you can choose "part-time" option and if you want to do full-time job, you must choose "no preference".

g. Opportunity information
There are three points that you can select. Students and grads openings, job openings, and volunteer openings.

h. Job post language
The last point that you must thick is "job post language". You can choose "no preference", "arabic only" or "english only".

After all options on this "opportunity information" selected, you can click "search" button to know what jobs that you can apply on Expo 2020 Dubai. Furthermore, on this website, you can post your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and saved your searches job. You can open "My Saved Jobs" menu again on another day and start to sent your application when you ready.
In addition, because of Expo 2020 Dubai is a spectacular event for seeker job, you have opportunities to meet new people from all around the world, taught you to be open-minded people and strengthen your carrier by give and share your knowledge, ambitions, and ideas to their team.

Hafilat Card, Abu Dhabi Smart Card

Hafilat Card, Abu Dhabi Smart Card
Get Smart in Transportation Payment System with Hafilat Card

Hafilat Cards

Starting from Sunday, December 17, 2017, the Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi officially activated the operations of its automated payment system with "Hafilat" smart cards in Al Ain. Eleven Ticket Vending Machines (TVM), which enable users to issue and recharge tickets, were installed along with nine Banknote Reloaded (BR) and two Ticket Office Machines (TOM) to sell tickets in the main bus stations. “Hafilat” means “Bus” in Arabic, are smart cards provide special facilities such as storing the monetary value electronically in the T-Purse or using them as weekly or monthly subscriptions. The new payment system ensures accuracy in deducting the bus trip fare based on the distance, and it provides a real-time data and statistics that can be used to improve the planning, analysis, and development of processes and services.

Saeed Al Hameli, Head of Buses and Water Ferries Team, stated that the Automated Payment System is an easy method to use and is initiated in order to keep up with the technological and digital development that are used in the transportation field. In addition, the system offers the latest payment methods that enhance the level of the services provided for bus users.

Where to Buy and Recharge  it

Many Abu Dhabi Visitors and Expats asked for addresses of sale points of Hafilat Smart Card, actually, the card can also be bought from Vending/Recharge Machines installed throughout Abu Dhabi Bus Stations. Buy card from Machines installed at Shopping Malls, Bus stations, Bus Shelter(Specific), Sales Points. Buying from Ticket Offices: There are ticket offices in all major Bus Stations and they provide a wide range of services Such as selling of hafilat cards, hafilat addons, you can also modify personal data of smart cards. If ever you want a card replacement if damage or loss or simply want to obtain card information.

Ticket Office Machines (Vending Machines)

The machines were installed in various locations in Al Ain City like Al Ain International Airport, Al Ain Mall, main bus stations, Al Jimi Mall and Tawam Hospital. The installment of these machines comes in part to enhance the usage of Automated Payment System “Hafilat”.

These Machines issue only temporary and Permanent Hafilat Cards. It can also recharge the card and give bus passes to city travelers. For Payment, you can use coins and banknotes and you can also retrieve change if any. The swift Recharge machines and Fare collection Machines cannot issues card. You can find Bus Ticket Machines one near Al Fala plaza on Muroor road, one near Madinat Zayed mall, Khalifa Bin Zayed The First St – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi Mall, Carrefour Near Al Noor hospital, Npcc company lot 7 and industrial area mussafah.

To recharge Hafilat card is pretty much from the same place when you buy the ticket. You can recharge it at sales office in the bus station, use TVM, use swift reloader machine that located at the bus station, several shopping malls, all bus shelters, hospital and from Intercity Driver Console (for intercity bus)

Types of Hafilat Card

    There are two general types of Hafilat Card, Temporary and Permanent Card. Temporary hafilat cards are valid only for a14 day period and available at Bus stations, shopping centers, and all automated ticket machines. Temporary is made from paper. The price is AED 5 excluding pulses. While using this card normal rates apply to you. You can use it for all type of buses.

 Permanent Hafilat Cards are valid for 5 years from the date of purchase. It’s a plastic card. For permanent types of card, provided to you several types of it. There are a Personalized card, Special needs card, senior citizens card, and students card. This card color is green. The prize is 10 AED and does not include a pulse, can be recharged up to AED 150. For permanent cards, you can buy them in the ticket office at the bus station but you need to bring ID card and a photograph.

It should be noted also that the DoT provides several automated and easy to use devices that feature English and Arabic in order to purchase tickets and cards or recharge cards via cash or credit card payments. These devices are distributed among the waiting areas at the main bus stations and shopping centers.

Rates and How to Use Hafilat Card

Hafilat card rates divide into three types based on the vehicle type. 2 Dirham for City Bus.
2 dirham + 5 Fils / Km for region bus and for Intercity Bus cost 10 dirham + 10 Fils / Km

Users can use Halifat Card just like when they use Nol Card in Dubai. First thing, when you get on the bus, you must attach your Hafilat card on a machine near the bus door or check-in. The display screen will appear green if you had succeeded and will mark your card accepted. Secondly, When you get off the bus, you have to reattach your Hafilat Card to the same machine or check out. If you had succeeded, the display will turn to green and the balance of your pulse will be displayed. Next step, do not forget to reattach your Hafilat Card when you get off the bus, otherwise, your pulse will keep on debited as the system consider that you keep on using the card. Red display is a sign that your card has expired or invalid or you have insufficient pulses. If this happens, you cannot use the bus facility. For the short time tourists in Abu Dhabi or a maximum of 2 weeks, then Hafilat Temporary Card is a perfect choice. But if you are planning to stay in Abu Dhabi for more than two weeks, the Permanent Hafilat Card is the most suitable card for you.

It’s Simple and Handy
Through using this system, the DoT hopes to raise the level of satisfaction among public bus users and encourage the passengers to commit themselves to paying the public bus fares. The T-purse can be used when traveling on internal or external bus routes.



Dubai, is one of the world's most popular tourist destination visited annually. The city offers many interesting attractions and sightseeing such as the Dubai Creek, Burj Al Khalifa and the Burj Al Arab. Do not forget the Dubai Mall with the famous and greatest aquarium in the world. In addition, you can visit the Dancing Fountain, Dubai Museum, or Desert Safari. Backpacking or travelling Dubai will be fun and awesome, but it is expensive! You must use some travel-hacks to go to this heck city. While this country is expensive for the average backpacker like you, you've got to do the unusual tips to see Dubai on a budget.

Burj Khalifa

Dubai Tours - How to Sleep There

One of the good things about Dubai from an average budget or low-budget point of view is that you can get cheap also luxury accommodation in this lovely city. The best cheap accomodation in Dubai for average budget is hostel. The hostel scene is the best way for you to save your money while backpacking in Dubai. And amazingly - the hostel in Dubai have great quality and cheap in budget, so you won't disappointed to sleep there. Here are some hostels that have best price for you.

1. Top Hostel

Top Hostel is one of the best hostels that you can find in Dubai. This accommodation will be sweet choice for you. Top Hostel has some amazing views, nice services such as high-speed wi-fi, free breakfast dan 24 hour reception also quite luxurious for stay. From the 66th floor of the building, while you sleep in Top Hostel, you can see the astonishing views from Palm Jumeirah. With all the facilities, it seems that the Top Hostel can save your buck from degradation.

2. Backpacker 16 Hostel

Located in Capital Tower which is between Grand Millenium Hotels and Media Rotana, Tecom, right close to the downtown of Dubai, Backpacker 16 Hostel only 450 metres from the metro. You can walk to metro while seeing the sights and attractions that you can visit and shoot. Hostel accommodation offers room for men only, women only and mixture. You can find 4, 6, 8 to 10 mattress in one room. It's got a fast free Wi-Fi access. Also swimming pool on rooftop. Don't forget about sauna and gym, also kitchen and laundry. Yeah! You can cook by your self because Backpacker 16 Hostel have no free breakfast. All rooms have Air Conditioner, private key, also daily cleaning. Each bed space equipped with reading lights, power sockets, and privacy curtains.

3. Backpacker Al Karama Hostel

This Backpacker Hostel located in Sheikh Hamdan Colony, Building G3 behind Al Madina Supermarket, Al Karama. Same like Backpacker 16 Hostel, this hostel provides personal power socket, free Wi-Fi, and reading light for each bed space. In addition, the Hostel also offers a kitchen for cooking your own food while no free brekkie for you. But this is fairly stellar with the price tag.

4. Domme

Not just a hostel, you can also find some other less expensive lodging in Dubai such as cheap apartment, cheap domme, male bed space, ladies bed space, or three-star hotel. But for backpacker with an average budget, high-speed Wi-Fi, high comfortable beds, free delicious breakfast and free towels make domme will be an awesome place for you just in second you've landed in this city. Few bucks for staying in Domme while do awesome journey during in Dubai, can make your weekend and travelling in this city be more cozy and unforgettable.

Dubai Tours - Nol Card

One of the most the important and first things you must do as a backpacker tourist to have a trip around Dubai is buying Nol Card. This card is an electronic ticket card who designed by the Government of the United Emirates Arab in order to reduce  transaction and make it paperless. Nol card itself made for specific transactions like public transportation payments such as the Water Bus, City Bus, Tram, Metro and parking. You can get this Nol Card in ticket office at metro station, RTA customer service centers, bus stations, and installed ticket machines in shopping malls and some agents such as Spinney and Carefour. One thing that you've to remember is keep your Nol Card not empty. There are some variants of Nol Card that you can buy.

Nol Cards

1. Red Card
This card designed for you who travel in short times and will be expire in 90 days. The priced at only AED 2. Be aware with how many balance left in your card before you'll get penalty.

2. Blue Card
National ID and photograph of your self are two documents that you must prepare to get this card. But, blue card is only made for Dubai residents or local people so they can have access gold class in tram and metro. The price for blue card with expanse AED 70 include AED 20 for first fund. Blue card will be expire in five years.

3. Silver Card
If you are tourists, you can recharged up to AED 1000 for this card, so also residents. Silver card is valid until 5 years. You can get this card in ticket offices in metro stations or train, installed ticket machines in agent such as Carrefour or in all bus.

4. Gold Card
This card is same with silver card. This card sold at Metro stations. Another important information are different between gold card with silver card such as features and expanse fund. However, for those of you who are backpacker, then maybe you can downsize with walking distance to tourist attractions that you visit when there is too much.

So, if the places are too far away from your domme or hostel, you can use Metro. But however, for those of you who are backpacker, you better choose to walking down along to tourist destination that you want. 

Dubai Tours – Special things you've to do

1. Local Cuisine and Streets Tour in the Bur Dubai

The Bur Dubai is one of two views called Dubai Creek that divides this city. If you want to Bur Dubai Souq, you can start your trip from Al Ghubaiba bus station and walk for 20 minutes to this Dubai traditional market. You can get many traditional stuffs such as fabric, clothes, sandals, shoes and variety of handicrafts at lower prices as long as you're smart to bargaining those product with the seller.

For backpackers who only want to look around without being interested in buying some stuffs, Bur Dubai Souq have some amazing views to shoot such as beautiful carvings on wooden pillars and the architecture of the building which already hundreds years old. If you want to go to Deira on the other side of Dubai Creek, you can cross with a traditional ferry in Dubai, called Abra. Use your Nol Card to cross Dubai Creek with those Abra or Water Bus. The views over Dubai are great worth to catch with your camera eyes along your tour on Abra. In addition, you really must try some Middle Eastern food in Dubai, such as stack of naan with lamb and fresh seafood, or some Iranian, Pakistani, India and Lebanese food.

2. Explore history in Fahidi Fort, The Dubai Museum

Fahidi Fort, Dubai Museum

If you're going to discover the real Dubai, you have to look the history of this city. So, the best place for you to start your history journey is Dubai Museum or Fahidi Fort and Bastakia Quarter. Dubai Museum built in 1787 for stronghold the invasion to United Arab Emirates. Located in Al Fahidi Street, this museum is the oldest building in Dubai. You can see some typical handicrafts from an ancient building and people's life in Dubai. To reach to Dubai Museum, you are only a short walk for 15 minutes from Dubai Creek to Al Fahidi Fort. Beside that, Bastakia Quarter is the best place to have to look beyond the towering skyscrapers and flashy malls. This Quarter built-in the 19th century by Persians.

3. Chill out the beach

Dubai is extremely wonderful to do some fun in beach such as wakeboarding, jogging, kite surfing, picnicking and jet-skiing. Some public beach such as Jumeirah Public Beach and JBR Beach have extra-long stretch with beautiful view for your instagrammable spots. From Jumeirah Public beach you can enjoy the view of Burj Al Arab, the seven star hotel. Walk toward that place for the close and best view. But you can not enter The Burj except you are staying in there or have a reservation in one of the restaurant in there. 

4. Enjoy underwater views in Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall has the world's largest aquarium in the world. This aquarium has beautiful underwater views and recorded by Guinness Book Record. To reach to Dubai Mall, you should take metro from Burjuman station to Dubai mall station. From this station, you can continue your trip on foot in just 10 minutes.

5. Enjoy The Skyline Tower, Burj Khalifa

When you visit Dubai Mall, you can go to the side of the mall toward Burj Al Khalifa. there you can enjoy the Burj Khalifa from outside just in front of you. If you have little extra budget, you can try to visit At The Top of Burj Khalifa. Book it from their official website in advance as the ticket price will be cheaper than if you buy it on the spot.

6. Watch The Beauty of Dubai Dancing Fountain

Dubai Fountain

While seeing The Burj, do not miss this moment to see Dancing Fountain just in front of The Burj. It's very amazing show and FREE. They will start at 1 pm and will play it as per the schedule below.

Show Schedule
Saturday to Thursday
1:00 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM
Friday afternoon shows 1:30 PM 2:00 PM 2:30 PM
Evening Shows 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM every 30 minutes

NEW: Step on board a unique viewing platform and get up close to the largest performing fountains in the world!

Entry to The Dubai Fountain’s latest experience is AED20 per person, and tickets are available at The Dubai Fountain Abra Tickets counter along the Waterfront Promenade.

7. Enjoy the desert

For backpackers, trip to Dubai is not complete without explore and enjoy the desert. There are two tips that you can do if you want to explore Dubai desert. First, if you have bit more bucks in your pocket, you can camping out under the night sky in Dubai with sign up some desert safari. Second, you can go to the desert with couch surfing buddies.

Very simply, right?
So, there you have it guys! Don’t worry, Dubai is extremely and completely safe for you, so you can travel to many spots in Dubai even though you’re on your own.

Credit Photos:
Burj Khalifa
Dubai Culture
RTA Dubai
Dubai Mall

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Get To Know About Municipality Tax In Abu Dhabi

Get To Know About Municipality Tax In Abu Dhabi

What is municipality tax? 
The municipality tax was originally announced in February 2016. This is your annual rental property tax. The municipality tax is calculated as 5% of your rental contract’s value for all premises, with a minimum amount to pay of AED 450 per annum. Although the total fee applies from the first day of the rental contract, the annual fees are broken down into monthly instalments to make your payments easier. You’ll receive a municipality fees bill each month, in addition to your water and electricity bills. ADDC (Abu Dhabi Distribution Company) collects municipality tax on behalf of the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport.

Municipality Fee Bill from ADDC

The 5% is the current percentage of the tax (2019) for both Apartment and Villa. Previously it was 3% for Apartment and 5% for villa. Although the current rental cost drop, the tax that residents have to pay is still higher than the previous year.

The tenants will be registered automatically for the fees when they register their tenancy contract with Tawtheeq, rental agreement from Department of Municipality Affairs and Transport.

How To Calculate Your Municipality Tax

Your annual rental x 5% ÷ 12

If your annual rental is 100.000 dhs
Your tax will be 100.000 x 5% ÷12 =416.67 per month

How to pay

There are a number of easy ways to pay your bill for municipality fees. If you’ve set up your online account with ADDC, it only takes a minute to use our secure online payment facility and it’s even quicker if you’ve already stored your card details. Alternatively, you can pay by bank transfer, credit card, cash or cheque at any of our Customer Service Centres, with options to use selected ATM machines, banks or exchanges. To check your balance, simply SMS your account number to 2800. 

Your water and electricity services may be disrupted if you don’t settle your municipality fees by the due date and you could be charged a reconnection fee if you are disconnected due to non-payment.