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Rainy Day travel with my Filipinos

Inigo was the first to arrive in this place,  He was initially looking for Filipino friend but there was no one until he realized that the...

What Happened If You Get Sick in The Middle East.

It's actually when I am sick that I remember the most my mother. Right now I cried remembering her. Doctors, nurses and even friends cannot replace the love and caring of a mother and it shows the most when the children are sick. She will do everything to healed her sick child.

When you are sick in Dubai you need to go to Clinic or Hospital and secure a sick leave certificate for you to go back to work without any problem. This sick leave certificate is electronically registered to Dubai Healthcare Facility and it cost 60 Dirham. Manual or unregistered issuance of health certificate will cost to the doctor or to the clinic a penalty of 5,000 Dirham.

Most company in Dubai has its own clinic at work and in the staff accommodation usually open 24 hours with the nurses on duty and doctors usually visit on schedule. If you are sick they will assist you by taking your blood pressure, body temperature and maybe send you to the hospital in case you're in a serious illness. Also staff accommodation has a room design just for a sick person.
I think these nurses are only allowed to do the first aid, taking blood pressure, body temperature, securing health insurances, paper works and the rest are up to the Doctor.

There are times that sphygmomanometer and stethoscope are saying that our body temperature and blood pressure are normal and usually nurses are relying on these devices and so they will not do anything.. maybe give you a paracetamol. If you feel really not well it is always advisable to go to the Doctor and for sure they will do the necessary action.

I believe that most of the company in Dubai has a health insurance for their staff. With this health insurance you do not need to worry about medicine, confinement, operation and other medical procedure. Consultation and health certificate might be chargeable but some company makes it reimbursable.

Annual Medical Exam.

Annual medical check is required to all people working in Dubai, Chest Xray, Blood Testing and stool are the basic requirements for medical Test.

Chest Xray is done to check the lungs. Once they pound something suspicious in your lungs they will require you to take sputum test and another blood test in the government clinic.

Blood Testing is done for a possible infectious and contagious diseases like Hepatitis, AIDS etc.

Stool Check is done for a possible parasites in our body.

If there are irregularity with the result of your medical test, they will do another test, once positive then they will bring you to the hospital or quarantine room for treatment and or deporting you to your home country.

Affordable Luxurious things you can afford in Dubai.

Some people in Dubai can afford to go to bar or night club and partying after work almost every night, But for most, life in Dubai is just working..home..work..home again, every day is like this that they get bored and sick for the same thing every day and it's getting hard when they keep on thinking and missing their family. Friends is always one of the best things to have while we are far from our family.

There are times that we are alone so trying to do things that will make you busy. Don't just sit in front of the computer and browse the updates on your Facebook, browse some other things. My room-mate before, he does painting. Before going to work, he paints, after work he paints, on his day off he paints and goes to party after. If you feel boring at home go outside and see new things. There are so many things to learn outside that could open new possibilities and opportunities.

A night of stay in a hotel room. Hotel room in Dubai, in UAE, is ranging from 90 dirhams to thousands of dirham per night depending on Its luxurious facilities and amenities. You'll be like a king not thinking about the messy room, the dirty dishes, and the super friendly room-mate. Bring your passport, national ID as hotels in Dubai required you to have that.



An hour or two on the beach. Most water part covering Dubai are beaches that can be access to public or luxurious private. Beaches here are clean and accessible by any form of transportation. Mamzar beach is the biggest of them all having a park, amphitheater, playground, swimming pool, picnic areas, and cottages. JBR beach at the walk is very close to alfresco restaurants, Jumeira beach which is a swim and goes as its close to the road. And some are hotel beaches offering luxurious services.

Al Mamzar Beach Park


Sit and a sip in a coffee shop. Some people come to a coffee shop for a small chat while having a coffee, for some being in the coffee shop is to think and enhance their creativity. These both work for me when I am with friends and when I need to be alone to think and be creative while having a coffee.

Lift some weight at the Gym Most of the employee accommodation, condominium and hotels have a gym of their own. Lifting some weight will give you a new experience which gives you sure painful body in a few days but later on, you will like it and will give good results in your body posture and shape. There are also lots of luxurious gyms in the city ranging from the affordable gym to expensive health clubs which will give you access to the sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, swimming pool, and friendly customer service. A day pass of at least 50 AED or to be a club member for a month, three months, six months or even a year of a healthy lifestyle.

Pamper your self in the spa. If you think the spa is just for women then you are wrong, the spa in Dubai is made for both men and women. And if you think the spa service is expensive then you are wrong. Again it all depends on how luxurious you want it to be. A price for full body Massage is ranging from 75 dirhams to hundreds of dirhams. Foot Spa, body scrub, facial, etc.

A ride in public transport. As most of the company has a company service then try to use public transportation. Dubai buses, Metro trains, Abra are the basic means of transportation by land and water in Dubai. To ride in any of those is another way to enjoy and discover the best and the rest of Dubai. These public transport are affordable, safe, secured, comfortable and having a clear glass wall good for sight-seeing. If you want to pay more, Dubai Big Bus, Taxis, Limousine and private cars are some of the options.



Outdoor activities and adventures. There are lots of activities and adventures to do in Dubai. It's ranging from cheap to affordable to a very expensive one. There is sky diving costing around 1700 AED for the first jump, desert safari, ski and ice skating, water sports, outdoor fitness, fishing and cruising in the Arabian Gulf. There are so many companies offering services and packages for different activities.