Dubai expat promoted from housekeeping to hotel GM

The hospitality industry, they say, is a man’s world, where top posts are dominated by men. Recently however, there have been more and more women breaking the glass ceiling, and Alexandra Kelner, who recently assumed post as general manager of the four-star TIME Asma Hotel in Dubai’s Al Barsha shopping district, is among them. WhatContinue reading “Dubai expat promoted from housekeeping to hotel GM”

Brands for Less CEO says his childhood was ‘a bit rough on the financial side’

As a boy growing up in Lebanon, Toufic Kreidieh, along with his buddy, Yasser Beydoun, vowed to hit it big someday, having been coming up with business ideas at an early age. “Looking back,” he recalls, “my childhood was a bit rough on the financial side; I had to work many jobs to have enoughContinue reading “Brands for Less CEO says his childhood was ‘a bit rough on the financial side’”

High school grad from PH now Dubai salon manager

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates:  An overseas Filipino worker (OFW), who dropped out of college and thus only has a high school diploma to show for her credentials, now runs a salon in this city through a partnership with an investor. Gina Fe Bariga Sanico of Balabagan, Lanao del Sur, left her home town and herContinue reading “High school grad from PH now Dubai salon manager”

‘Minimize social media time to succeed’ – OFWs urged

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Most people spend over two hours a day on social media, and for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), this is precious time wasted, said a productivity expert. Citing studies, Dr. Sandro Strix Toledo, a medical doctor of 21 years specializing in regenerative medicine, said a person typically spends two hours and 22Continue reading “‘Minimize social media time to succeed’ – OFWs urged”

Pinay dentist wishing to have own clinic wins AED250,000

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: For quite some time, “Leilani” tried her luck at a raffle draw using important dates as number combinations. “Dati, birthday, age, favorite numbers. That time po nang tumaya ako, random numbers lang,” she told Daily Bread. Days later Leilani got a message informing her that she was among two Filipinos whoContinue reading “Pinay dentist wishing to have own clinic wins AED250,000”

Free online seminars to help OFWs level up

DUBAI, UAE: A series of free online seminars for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) wanting to level up and gain skills toward entrepreneurship has been set, with the first edition scheduled to be held on Friday, June 18. Dubbed, “Opportunity for Filipino Workers” (OFF Workers), the event will have twice-weekly, 45-minute Zoom and live stream seminarsContinue reading “Free online seminars to help OFWs level up”

Dubai to enjoy 2 months of Filipino culinary wonders

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Picture this: An Arab man indulging himself in a bowl of kare-kare with manakeesh on the side; or an Indian national, so used to having curries as a staple on the dining table, trying adobo, probably curried, too; a British enjoying bubble milk tea for the usual afternoon break? TheContinue reading “Dubai to enjoy 2 months of Filipino culinary wonders”

Filipino delivery driver wins AED1 million in UAE draw

‘Ngayon mau-umpisahan ko nang bayaran ang mga utang ko’ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) working as a bakeshop delivery van driver in Abu Dhabi has won AED1 million in a raffle draw, or the equivalent of about Php13 million – money that, he said, will cover expenses, which include paying offContinue reading “Filipino delivery driver wins AED1 million in UAE draw”

Filipino restaurateurs in Dubai to hold food fests, other events promoting Pinoy cuisine

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Filipino restaurateurs, who all together operate 18 restaurants, have vowed to take “Pinoy cuisine diplomacy” to the next level through an event coinciding with this year’s Philippine Independence Day celebrations. Plans are also afoot to organize a city-wide food festival happening after summer and joining in major culinary events. This,Continue reading “Filipino restaurateurs in Dubai to hold food fests, other events promoting Pinoy cuisine”

OFW refuses to quit, forms own growing business after losing job to pandemic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: It’s not like her to quit. So, she turned things around after losing her job as human resource specialist for 12 years and opened her own flourishing consultancy company, saying she’d rather make use of the expertise she has developed than throw in the towel. Also see: https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/pinoyachievers/786583/dubai-ofw-loses-job-to-pandemic-forms-own-flourishing-business/story/?fbclid=IwAR1-gen_9oKvn_6yxY0VOzKnU8q-uwXoPnP-SNoX37Q7DpYwr1h94EM8L5s “The pandemic isContinue reading “OFW refuses to quit, forms own growing business after losing job to pandemic”

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