Filipinos in Dubai - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Filipinos in Dubai


Huge number of OFWs in Dubai 'big factor' in Duterte’s decision to join Expo 2020 – DTI

May 23, 2019 - 2:12 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says EXPO 2020 Dubai will be one of the biggest events that the Department of Trade and Industry, together with other agencies that form part of the Philippine Organizing Committee, will participate in

PHILIPPINE TRADE CHIEF AND DUTERTE. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez (left) with President Rodrigo Duterte. Malacanang photo

Pinoy on visit visa dies while looking for a job in Dubai

Nov 24, 2017 - 9:37 PM

A Filipino died of a stroke in Dubai, barely a month after flying to the city with a visit visa and while looking for a job

Successful Filipinos to give OFWs in Dubai tips on getting rich

Feb 21, 2016 - 1:56 AM

Many Filipinos in the UAE are lured by the promise of easy money only to find themselves heavily indebted in the end due to accumulated interest rates and hidden charges

RESPITE. Filipino workers take a breather at a Dubai beach, with the landmark Burj Al Arab in the background. Photo by Jo Kearney

Ex-Davao cop turns illegal food vendor to survive in Dubai

Jan 30, 2016 - 8:51 PM

This job is not for the faint hearted You have to have guts to survive the 30 year old ex cop says

PINOY VENDOR. Judy dela Cruz counts the payment of a customer at a Dubai sidewalk. Photo by Gemma Casas

OFW in UAE arrested for killing fellow Filipino worker

Aug 15, 2015 - 2:30 PM

The suspect allegedly planned to hide in Dubai before fleeing to the Philippines

Dubai OFWs: Filipinos must learn from Mary Jane Veloso

May 11, 2015 - 8:13 PM

This incident tells us not to be so gullible as to easily trust anybody because it could land us in jail

Indian man in Dubai convicted of molesting OFW

Mar 06, 2015 - 8:55 PM

The 24 year old man allegedly chased a Filipina housewife inside a building in Dubai cornered her and forced her to kiss him reports the Gulf News

Baldoz in UAE to address domestic workers issues

Dec 12, 2014 - 3:01 PM

The Philippine labor chief says the nature of the job of household service workers HSWs in the UAE give them a very high exposure to exploitation

Filipino in Dubai: Waiting for the moon

Aug 02, 2014 - 8:01 PM

As a newly arrived clueless expat I got the message loud and clear – out here the locals rule

OFW skills go digital

Jul 25, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Can our OFWs transition into higher paying work? Filipino Digerati a non profit organization in the United Arab Emirates UAE believes so

'Desert of Gold' features Filipino leaders in UAE

Jul 23, 2014 - 10:38 PM

This compilation features 36 uplifting stories of OFWs whose examples have helped shaped their communities and the nation

Dubai OFWs urged to fight extortion at NAIA

Jul 10, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Some reports allege that up to 7 out of 10 jobseekers leaving the airport for UAE on visit visas are subject to extortion

More landlords in UAE shun Filipino tenants

Jul 07, 2014 - 10:06 PM

Filipino tenants tend to have overcrowded units distract neighbors with constant parties at home and cook exotic food Either they re rejected or evicted

Defending Filipino women from stereotypes

May 21, 2014 - 9:52 AM

OFWs not only carry the already heavy burden of scouring and scrambling for every dirham or dollar but we also unknowingly carry the additional load of being flag bearers for our country