Tuesday, November 24, 2015

LIST OF E PASSPORTS READY FOR RELEASE Received as of 04 Oct 2015 - part 1

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LIST OF E PASSPORTS READY FOR RELEASE Received as of 04 Oct 2015 - part 2

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LIST OF E PASSPORTS READY FOR RELEASE Received as of 04 Oct 2015 - part 3


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LIST OF E PASSPORTS READY FOR RELEASE Received as of 04 Oct 2015 - part 4


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LIST OF E PASSPORTS READY FOR RELEASE Received as of 04 Oct 2015 - part 5


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LIST OF E PASSPORTS READY FOR RELEASE Received as of 11 Oct 2015


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LIST OF E PASSPORTS READY FOR RELEASE Received as of 18 Oct 2015 - part 1


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LIST OF E PASSPORTS READY FOR RELEASE Received as of 18 Oct 2015 - part 2


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LIST OF E PASSPORTS READY FOR RELEASE Received as of 25 Oct 2015


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LIST OF E PASSPORTS READY FOR RELEASE Received as of 01 Nov 2015

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LIST OF E PASSPORTS READY FOR RELEASE Received as of 08 Nov 2015 - PART 1

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LIST OF E PASSPORTS READY FOR RELEASE Received as of 08 Nov 2015 - PART 2

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LIST OF E PASSPORTS READY FOR RELEASE Received as of 15 Nov 2015


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Sunday, November 22, 2015

My Dubai on a Budget: An Experience from an Expat working in Saudi Arabia

First is dreaming and planning.

Are you going to travel by yourself or with friends or loved ones?  My 2 colleagues and me were dreaming of going somewhere else other than the present location which  is Saudi Arabia, our workplace and  the Philippines, which is our mother country.  One colleague overheard what we were talking about.  Our chosen location for the adventure was Dubai.  And she verbalized that she wanted to join.  So that makes 4 of us.  In the end only the 2 of us, the last one who joined the conversation, were able to pursue with that dream. One colleague changed her mind because she was saving money for her coming marriage.  While the other one was not able to come because there was a problem with her visa.




Second, what is your budget?

 I alloted 5000 Saudi Riyals, this includes everything, the dubai visa, airline ticket, hotel, food (lunch and dinner, breakfast was included in our hotel), the transportation expenses (use the metro train or by taxi) and the dubai tour and your saudi exit and re entry visa.

Third, apply for dubai visa online.


Fourth,  if you were issued a dubai visa, book for your flight early.

The earlier you book, the cheaper is the ticket price that you will get.  We chose the Flydubai Airlines.  Flydubai was the cheapest airline to  go to dubai at that time.

Fifth, choose your hotel.

We chose the suite novotel mall of the emirates.  The location was good.  Just a 5 minute walk to the mall of emirates.  There were 2 free super pass ticket to ski dubai and free daily breakfast.



Sixth, apply for exit re-entry visa from your government relations.

Last, plan your itinerary.

What will you do on your 1st day until your last day in Dubai?

Below was our itinerary for a 4 days, 3 nights stay.

Day 1 Ski dubai inside the Mall of the Emirates.  
           Malling after ski dubai

Day 2 Dubai Mall in the morning
           Desert Safari in the afternoon

Day 3 Aquaventure in Atlantis up to 6 pm
           Dancing Fountain at 8:30 pm in Dubai Mall

Day 4  Departure from Dubai
            Very tired yesterday, no extra energy  to go out anymore,  We just prepared our things                         because our flight is 2 pm.

We did not see the miracle garden because it is close as of the moment.  We did not go to dhow cruise, because one tour guide said that the food was not that good and they do not want the travellers to complain.  Anyway the tanoura dance in dhow cruise can be seen in the desert safari.

Four days is good but more than 4 days of touring Dubai was better.  One tour will consume your time and  energy.  But with these four days, I am very happy from what I had experienced.  I love Dubai.  Hoping to go there again.  Cheers!

Below were some of our pictures of Dubai


Comfort room Suite Novotel


Living room Suite Novotel


Double sized bed



mini bar


mini bar




penguin show inside ski dubai





mall of the emirates


metro station


aquarium inside dubai mall





desert safari





henna tattoo


desert safari food



atlantis



nol card for the metro



inside terminal 2 dubai


What are the expenses?


flydubai ticket back and forth jeddah to dubai      2053 riyals for 3 persons
suite novotel 3 nights  with daily free breakfast    2928 riyals for 3 persons

Total 4981 riyals for 3 persons divided by 3 persons    =  1660 riyals per person

1660 riyals plus 293 riyals dubai visa
= 1953 riyals per person or 1912 AED

atlantis              250 AED
desert safari      200 AED
dhow cruise      130 AED
ski dubai           250 AED divided by 3 persons = 83 AED
miracle garden  30

My Itinerary

1st Day
            400 AED deposit suite novotel
              30          tourism fee
              50          taxi from airport to suite novotel
             130         snack in cheesecake factory
              20          ski dubai locker
             250         atlantis
             200         dessert safari
             150         movie in 4D cinema (135 ticket + 10 for shades)

TOTAL = 760 AED for  the 1st Day

2nd Day
             16   AED  dubai mall metro
             12             taxi mall of emirates
             50             VIP food desert safari
             100            figurine for souvenir
              10             male tarha
             100            souvenir
             495            2 timex watch
             145            hollister t shirt
               50            others

TOTAL = 730 AED for the 2nd day

3rd day
           200 AED    shorts
            35              taxi from hotel to atlantis
            85              souvenir picture
            70              atlantis locker
            16              metro from mall of emirates to dubai mall
            16              dubai mall to mall of emirates
             60             nandos restaurant
             67             taxi from mall of emirates to airport

TOTAL =  549 AED for the third day
            
1st day expenses 760 AED
2nd day expenses 730 AED
3rd day expenses  549  AED
ticket, hotel and visa 1912 AED

TOTAL DUBAI EXPENSES 3,951 AED




Sunday, November 15, 2015

HOW TO PAY EXIT RE ENTRY IN SAUDI USING NCB AL AHLI ONLINE for Expats

1.  Go to NCB Saudi website
2.  Log in to your account
3.  Click government payment
4.  Choose MOI
5.  Choose Alien Control
6.  Select Exit Re-entry Single
7.  Put your IQAMA number
8.  Pay 200 saudi riyals

Thursday, November 12, 2015

how to pay E - CENSUS BY BDO ONLINE BANKING

1.  Go to bdo Philippines website
2.  Log in to your account
3.  Click on pay bills


4.  From the company biller, choose E-Census
5.  Enter the amount to be paid
6.  For subscriber number,
     enter the Batch Request Number when paying for all requests in the batch,
     or  enter   Request Reference Number  when paying for a particular request only
7.  For subscriber name, enter the requesters' name
8.  Click on SUBMIT 
9.  Check the payment details
10.  Click CONTINUE
11.  A REFERENCE NUMBER WILL BE GIVEN IF SUCCESSFULLY DONE

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

DUBAI VISA ONLINE FOR EXPATS WORKING IN SAUDI ARABIA

1. Go to website https://www.gdrfa.ae/

2.  On the left side of the monitor, point the mouse to GCC individual.  Click it.




3.  Press Accept



4.  Look again on the left side of the monitor, select GCC residents



5.  Fill up the form. Just fill the one with the  asterix *.  Then press NEXT



6.  Fill up the address details.  Then press NEXT 



7.  Fill up the fee/document details.  Once done, click REVIEW.
8.  If all the information are correct, then click POST
9.  Click the credit card payment and then click PAY
10.  Enter the credit card card details, a confirmation will be sent to your email.  Wait for the visa to be emailed.  Some got their visa within 2 hours, mine I got 1 day after the application, while my other friend until now her visa is still processing as can be seen from the status inquiry from the dubai website.