Plus UAE – Your All Around Business Set-Up Partner in Abu Dhabi

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“I am interested in opening a business in the UAE and I don’t know how to go about it . . . “

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The above thought is usually the question of businessmen and business minded corporates… You have this great business plan and ready to go all out, yet you don’t know where to start.

Good news, PLUS UAE  is a dedicated consultant for ALL YOUR BUSINESS SET-UP NEEDS! Plus UAE is a pioneer consultant providing assistance in setting up new business ventures in Abu Dhabi (now also in Dubai) for local and international investors in the United Arab Emirates. A steadfast company that can assist your business set-up requirements.

I had the opportunity to talk and converse with their CEO – Mr. Saif Kariadath and I was amazed with their vision and dedication in creating your business dreams come true.

Not only that they offer business set-up but they also do the following services:

  1. UAE Business Set-up
  2. UAE Consulate Services
  3. ADNOC Group Registrations
  4. UAE Visit/Tourist Visas
  5. Certificate Attestation
  6. PRO Services
  7. HAAD Online Services
  8. DHA Online Services
  9. MOH Online Services
  10. Pearson Vue Services
  11. Norka Attestation Appointment
  12. GAMCA Medical Services
  13. Good Conduct Certificate / Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)

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CONTACT these #s in the  UAE: 00971 2 491 9050 | office@plusuae.in

 

With this long list of expertise, let me focus on 3 of their major services: Setting Up Business, ADNOC Registration and Annual Fixed sponsorship for companies.

Setting Up Business

PLUS UAE is your one stop solution consultant in building your business dream in the UAE. Their service is always based on company’s 3 pillars: Accuracy, Efficiency and Updated. With PLUS UAE’s expertise, could recommend the best possible practices and options to ensure that your business set-up will be up and running with minimal hassle and efforts.

Create your business and make it into reality in these 8 easy steps:

 

ADNOC Registration Services

PLUS UAE provides an A – to – Z information for ADNOC Registration Service Special procedures are applied for registration of business that are engaged in the OIL, GAS & PETROCHEMICAL sectors. And ADNOC Group is one of the frequently asked “HOW TO” register with them in the Oil and Gas sector, thus you can depend on PLUS UAE in this.

I used to work for one of the ADNOC Groups and as a former ADNOC employee, I know how complicated the process of registration is. Getting help from a seasoned business set-up provider just like PLUS UAE is the best move. Whether you are a local or international investor who have been eyeing in building your empire in the Abu Dhabi or Dubai, it is important that you must be aware of the latest and relevant issues, rules and regulations, advantages and risks in getting into the business world especially in the Oil and Gas sector in the UAE. PLUS UAE can help you in Sponsorship, registration, license approval, visa issuance, legal documentation, office spaces for our clients, transportation etc.

Here’s the basic ADNOC Registration details that might help you:

 

Annual Fixed Sponsorship for companies

Depending on your contract, sponsorship from a local or Emirati national is required in setting up a business in Abu Dhabi, Dubai or anywhere within the United Arab Emirates. Annual Fixed Sponsorship for companies is one of the favorite services of PLUS UAE. Annual Fixed Sponsorship for companies is also available with PLUS UAE.

Over the 35 years in the industry, PLUS UAE has developed the trust and confidence of these companies that they have assisted in their business process.

Ready to breakthrough and start your dream business? Contact PLUS UAE!

UAE Business Address

Plus Commercial Information Services
Behind National Cinema Mezzanine Office
Najda Street, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 2 491 90 50
Fax: +971 2 491 90 60
marketing@plusuae.com

INDIA Business Address

Plus Business Consultancy
Near UAE Consulate, Manacaud,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerela, India
Tel: +971 2 491 90 50
+91 952 60 60 240, + 91 950 60 60 250
manager@plusuae.in

Let 2018 – be the year of your business breakthroughs with PLUS UAE.

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God bless,

 

 

 


This is a sponsored blog post by PLUS UAE, but all other opinion is from yours truly.

Abu Dhabi : Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

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Abu Dhabi is the capital city of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and it offers many great attractions to visit!

In my first Abu Dhabi 10 blog post, I have shared Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque as one of the free places/site to visit here in Abu Dhabi and this year, we have visited it once again. The last time was I guess 5 or 6 years ago and somehow the place is now highly maintained and probably 99% complete now. (I think a few parking areas are still under construction)

How to get there:

Basically if you have a car, you could go directly to the place. There is a dedicated parking for the tourist is available right in front of the entrance. In case you don’t have the wheels, you could ride a taxi. From Abu Dhabi city, it would cost your around 35-40 AED one way. Prefer to save? Then bus rides are also available, below are the route numbers.

      • Route No. 117 (Industrial City of Abu Dhabi – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque)
      • Route No. 102 (Mussafah station – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque)
      • Route No. 400 (Baniyas west bus station – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque)
      • Route No. 500 (Al Mafraq Workers’ City – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque)

Going back home? Not a problem! There are many taxis on queue on the exit!

Getting Inside

Male & Female Entrance are separate, a scanner in both doors are available to check your bags. Ladies are then directed to a room of abaya where they could change (it is for free) and once you go out, another room is also available for you to return them.

 

Going around

Specific rules are being noted as you walk around, a few of them includes:

  1. Keeping a certain space to enter, make sure you notice those codons.
  2. Keeping off the grass area
  3. Manner of taking photos, keep them simple, no peace signs, heart signs or even raising hands and other unconventional poses.
  4. If you have a tattoo, make sure it is covered.
  5. Ladies hair must be under the attached sheila (of the ready-made abaya provided by the mosque), avoid showing it off.
  6. Taking a pose with your partner? Husband-wife, bf-gf? – avoid touching each other. Keep a distance.
  7. Avoid too much noise while touring around
  8. Finally, be guided that as you enter inside the main mosque, there are shoe stations where you leave them and go around in barefoot. (with socks is acceptable)

 

These rules are being implemented by some security guards around and yes, we’ve been reprimanded quiet a lot in this trip 😀

Now, let me share a few of the photos we have – won’t spoil you with much pictures because I’m confident that you’ll appreciate it  better in person! And by the way, there is also a Coffee and Souvenir Shop inside.

A Quick Info about the GRAND MOSQUE

Tagged as the world’s second largest mosque, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi could cater 14,000 people praying. The Syrian architect Yousef Abdelky designed it and was constructed between 1996 and 2007. It covers an area of around 12 hectares (30 acres) at 290 m (960 ft) by 420 m (1,380 ft). The 99 names of Allah is also featured in the centre of the mosque.

This structure has been launched by the late president of the UAE Sheikh Zayed bin Al Nahyan who wanted to diversify the Islamic world by mixing both historic and modern architecture. His final resting place is located on the grounds adjacent to the complex.

 

Watch this short video from my IG stories…

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10-minute Marriage Certificate Attestation at Tasheel Marina Mall – Abu Dhabi UAE

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This is another #PublicServiceBlog post regarding one of the many requirements a married couple has to do in order to be legally recognized as “married” and/or be able to sponsor a spouse and other family members here in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

We’ve been married for three years and the intention of attesting our documents have always been on hold due to some papers to prepare here and there. So only this year we did what is required. Here are the simple steps to do it.

Step 1. Get your NSO (yellow green paper) marriage license

Step 2. Have it attested in the Philippine DFA* (Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila (We’ve used DHL to do this process and costs as around 3,000 Php) 

*DFA shall return your Marriage Contract with a cover letter and a red ribbon + a blue (UAE MOFA) stamp at the back of it.

Finally, another attestation is needed when your papers reach here in the UAE. The simplest way to do it is through the TASHEEL Infinity Service in Marina Mall which took only 10 minutes or less! In fact my bus ride is even longer than the process! Happy customer here! 🙂

Step 3 – MOFA Attestation

Here’s how I did it.
I took the bus #7 from Elektra Street going to the main entrance of Marina mall, I guess it took around 35-40 minutes one way.

TASHEEL is on the lower floor of Paris Gallery, so I went straight to it and at the reception, you’d simply say I need my papers to be attested (with your greetings of course 🙂 heheh showing some manners ) … and the receptionist will gladly give you the waiting number. Although she asked a few questions related to where did you have your marriage because there are 2 ways, I guess.

My number was 2255, on queue are 2 people and in less than 5 minutes it was my turn!

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As I approached the officer, he   asked for the marriage certificate, checked the back page and the UAE blue stamp then asked if I have a debit/credit* card for the payment.

*No cash is accepted, so make sure you bring a credit/debit card.

Gave my card and entered the pin, then he returned it with the receipt, took another paper ( a sticker) and stamp it on the back page! That costs 160/- AED.

That’s it!

To my surprise I asked him “Is that it!?!”

“Yes it is!” he answered with a smile. I said thank you!

To be honest, it took me so long to process this paper because all the while I thought I still need to go here and there then pass this and that and come back after a few days. But how efficient and fast was that! So, to you who plans to do it, there is no need to wait!


Tasheel Marina Mall 

Location: Lower ground area of Paris Gallery Marina Mall

Tel. No. 02-6811644 | Email: faraz@infinity.ae | Website: www.infinity.ae

Timing : 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Days: Saturdays to Thursdays (Closed on Fridays)


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Note: For other nationalities, the same process applies. Steps 1 and 2 must be done first in your home country’s version of Foreign Affairs authority & UAE Embassy + Step 3.

 

Hope this short post helped you.

 

God bless,

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It’s Eid al-Adha, what’s your plan?

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Eid al-Adha is one of the many holidays that UAE and other muslim countries celebrates.

There are 2 Eid celebrations: One is Eid al-Fitr that’s the end of the Ramadan season and the upcoming one on 31st August is Eid al-Adha. It is also known as the Big Eid probably because it is usually noted as a long holiday (including the weekends). This Eid is also called as the Sacrifies Feast, in honor of Abraham who willingly sacrificed/offered his son as an act of submission to God’s command. Pretty much the same story with what we Christians have in the holy bible.

With the holiday approaching, what’s your plan?!?

You’d probably heard this question asked by many of your family and friends around here in the UAE.

As for me and Kokobear, we don’t have a concrete plan yet. Unlike last year, we headed to Sri Lanka but this year due to what happened last December, we don’t have any. But even though we don’t have a plan, I just thought of sharing a few suggestions for you, your friends and family to bond with during this holiday season.

Check these out!

1. Catch up some lost sleep – Have you ever thought that you always don’t have enough sleep? When in fact it has become psychological. We tend to complain not having enough sleep because we wake up early morning for work or school but when it’s weekend, we stay up way late at night or even until dawn, since there is no commitment the next day. hehehe I feel you! I am currently in that stage. But hey, it’s a 3 days holiday, so go ahead hit the sack now. 🙂

2. Stay at home and do the Karaoke – We Filipinos are known for our love of music and a Karaoke is a must activity for most of us. So take out all the chips and drinks, let’s sing it and let’s do it MY~~~ WAY!!!!  haha 😀

3. Try out an Emirati/Arabic Restaurant and somehow feel how they celebrate Eid – Understanding a country’s culture always includes enjoying the local cuisine and so why not look for an Arabic restaurant (roasted Lebanese chickens exempted, coz I guess we’ve all tasted that on day to day basis)… Or maybe, if you happen to know a local family, then why not visit and try to celebrate it with them!

4. Photo Walk or Enroll in a class you’re interested in – Have you noticed that the weather starts to cool down? It’s good for a photo walk now! It doesn’t require a DSLR to do that, your mobile phones could actually deliver. Take a photo and burn some calories too! Hitting two birds with one stone! 🙂 Another option is to take a class that you’re interested in. Maybe a photography class or calligraphy and others? Very simple, just check out some nearby seminars/workshop events on Facebook or use Google!

5. Go to the beach or park – It’s a good time to spend time with family and friends by the beach, Corniche will always be open, or how about Saadiyat beach! Well, if you want to entertain your tastebuds into barbeque sessions, the parks will also be a good option!

6. Movie (cinema) or Movie marathon at home – Movies movies movies! Who doesn’t want to catch up some movies and do a marathon at home or check out the latest showing at the nearest cinema? I bet watching movie is the number one past time here in the UAE.

7. Visit Family and relatives from the other Emirates – Majority of us here in the UAE has family members staying in the other Emirates, so why not reconnect ties and bond more with them. Make more family memories to relinguish by staying at their home, or book a hotel in RAK, see some green gardens in Al Ain, or enjoy the huge Dubai mall! After all, Eid al-Adha was a family offering for God.

8. Get to know Abu Dhabi more by visiting these 10 Free Site-seeing Places. – Yes, I have recently wrote for Biggie Tips – 7 Free Site Seeing Places in Abu Dhabi and I have added 3 more to make it 10 on my own blog. 🙂 This is quiet connected to #5 with more options though :D. Let’s try being a tourist of our own city and explore Abu Dhabi’s must see places.

9. Take a short trip outside UAE. – Three days is enough to visit the nearest country such as Georgia, Sri Lanka in our case last year, or do a 2 nights/3 days short solo trip to Armenia just like what Ms. Poet RM did. Read her story on Going Solo to Yerevan Armenia 2016.

    Follow her blog as she shares herself through poetry & check out her adventures on http://mspoetrm.wordpress.com 🙂

10. Service + Fellowship with CFFL Brethren – Community life is a lifestyle, so how about service + fellowship with our brothers and sisters in the community? This is just another great way to spend this holiday more meaningful by offering time to God through service & fellowship. Check out these photos below shared by our brothers and sisters in the community. Photo credits to Bro. Wilper, Sis Joan and Sis Bevz.

These are just 10 of my suggestionson what to do during this Eid al-Adha. Maybe you could add more? Share your thoughts on the comment below.

God bless and enjoy your Eid al-Adha!

 

 

 


 

Abu Dhabi 10 | v2.0 – Free Site-seeing Places

After that most visited Abu Dhabi 10 post, here comes version 2.0 where I will be sharing 10 of the Tourist spots / activity that you can visit or do in Abu Dhabi. I am aware that there are a lot of sites to visit in this place I call my second home, but I’m sharing you ten; 10 of the spots that are free! Who doesn’t like freebies? For items 1 – 7, I have pre-written it and shared it on a site called Biggie Tips – the link of the full article is on the bottom of this post.
Here is a glimpse of numbers 1 to 7.

So let’s jump right away to place number 8!

#8. Family Parks

To name a few free family parks are Baynunah park (opposite of Corniche beach area), Khalidiya Park, Capital Garden and Lake Park (Corniche east side), although some of the parks around now have a minimal entrance fee of 1 AED just like the park near my house here at Elektra park. It’s a good place to spend time with family to unwind and enjoy some barbeques! Most of corporate or group (Christmas) parties are also done in these places.

 

#9. Fishing Under the Bridge/Breakwaters

Thinking of clearning out stressful thoughts and do some mind cluttering moment? Why not go fishing!?! Along cornince area is a breakwater where you could actually do fishing. Other places includes under the bridge in Maqta bridge, Salam Street Fishing spot and even in some coastal areas in Mussafah & in Mussafah bridge too! Some fishing areas require license though, but for as long as you make it for leisure you can enjoy that free fishing sessions!

This one is a 15 seconds video in one of our fishing sessions.

#10. Series of Events @ Abu Dhabi Corniche Activity Area

Corniche Beach has a part where they arrange events such as the National Day activities, Yas Salam concerts, cultural shows like the Mother of the Nation Festival and other nation’s activities showing off music, food, and variety of activities of which sometimes takes  3 days to a week. And if the events are off, this place is a good place to chill out as some cafes & restaurants are around too!

 

Here’s a snapshot of Biggie Tip’s front page when my article was published. Read the full story on 7 Sightseeing Places in Abu Dhabi for Free.

Did I miss anything? Hope you enjoyed that, and share in the comment below your experiences!

God Bless!!!

 

 


ByaheNgKokobears : Sailing in Abu Dhabi Marina

It was 6 years ago when I last saw Corniche skyline with its beautiful line-up of buildings (at night) from the beach through a Dhow Cruise that Koko and I enjoyed in the Valentine’s Day.

This year, a new perspective has been granted to us as we traverse Emirates Palace Marina to the Corniche beach by a sailboat! ~ This is our post-anniversary & a pre-birthday gift that Kokobear has prepared for me! J #HappyWifeHappyLife.

 

 

Call time was at 2:00 pm and we were indeed on time! We came first and waited the other guests. It took a bit longer to wait like almost 2 hours – so while waiting we started capturing memories from the dock of Emirates Palace Marina. We started sailing at 4:00 pm completed it at around 9:30 pm.

 

Activities:
1.       Swing
2.       Walking on the water
3.       Swimming
4.       Water Sports – Donuts
5.       Dinner
6.       Treasure Hunt (For Kids! J )
7.       Dance/Disco/Chill

 

Here are some of the photos that we took on this day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I missed to take a picture of the dinner that we had. Presentation wise, it was not that prepared (I believed they had some problems with the barbeque station that day) but it tastes good! We had a burger, salad, and mixed barbeque! I also enjoyed that in between we had a variety of snacks, especially that really good nuts, juice/mocktail, cola and cold water!
Overall, I would say that I had a blast on this trip. I love sitting on the tip of the boat looking towards the horizon and fresh breeze of the wind made us relaxed. The view of the building along Corniche road was a treat! And most of all when the strangers you share the boat with are all friendly and just having fun! J The crew as well did a great job!
It’s not only for couples, in fact, families and friends will enjoy this get-away! J 
Wanna try this? Contact Castaway- Abu Dhabi on their Facebook page here.

 

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Check out our video below ^^

My mobile photos are also up on #NothingButMemories blog.

Blog post by : JM Kayne

ColorRun Abu Dhabi 2016

A beautiful day in Abu Dhabi . . .

 

How we get there:

 

As soon as ColorRun Abu Dhabi opened the registration and highlighted that the run will fall on a Saturday 12.03.2015, Koko and I never hesitated to register. So we got an early bird registration for on 140/-AED per person. And all we have to do is to wait for the event. Of course a bit of preparation was also casted, Koko runs while I also do – –  rarely till the day. 🙂
On Friday – 11th March, we took our package – including the t-shirt and other stuff at Yas Marina where the event will also take place the next day. Taxi was 53 AED one way! 🙂  That was like… if two-way – almost another registration!!! But no  worries, we are up for the fun and we have waited for this for a while…
 
 

On the day

 
Another round of taxi fare making it like paying the regular price… (oppps not complaining… hehehe) went a bit late at around 7:00 am where the venue is almost full! We headed directly to the warm up area where Reebok was assigned for the stretching, dance moves and all other exercises. Koko and I had our own share of “Come… baby I’m worth it… toot toot toot…. lol”…
After half an hour, we are all set for the run!
We belonged to the 3rd wave (group).

The Experience

Fun! Although I was a bit disappointed because I thought all the way to the 5000 km runs the color fest as well! Nevertheless, there were actually Color Stations (we’re first timer actually!) Yellow-Blue-Orange-Pink & rainbow!
Posting our video here soon —  –
It is great to see a lot of people just having fun. If I heard it right, there were 8000 beautiful, fun-loving people who signed up! And though rain seemed to threaten the start, it never pursued.

Will I recommend it?

Yes!
· Yes because it is a great time to have fun!
· Yes because it’s a time for family to gathering and bond
· Yes because it’s good for the health! (telling this on my face!)
While not many actually run, (including me and Koko) but walking does a long way. Mixing fun and exercise does give benefit! J
Lastly, this type of event is a good way to push people to do walking/running even without much pressure on them. Personally I prefer this type of unconscious exercise. ^^ Although I am quite aware that health is wealth, therefore constant exercise is required! And YES, it is on my “to do” list!

Color Run Abu Dhabi, checked! a

Here is our video 🙂


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See the full photos in #NothingButMemories!

 


Dubai Miracle Garden

To be surrounded with beautiful, sight-satisfying, colorful flowers in Dubai’s Miracle Garden is a gratifying feeling. Many of those who visit this place are amazed by the wonderful landscape it has! And I am no different from them J

What you see:

This 72,000 square meters botanical garden will show case unlimited flowers, flowers, flowers!!! But not just simply flowers; flowers of different styles, of different colors of different shapes and of different forms. It includes landscapes of the world’s popular & iconic buildings such as the Eiffel Tower and more. Also an over whelming houses designed by the various flora.

What you can do:

For your 30 AED entrance, you can a whole lot of pictures!!! Unlimited pictures! Also relax, take your spot and just feel the ambiance. Of course food stalls are open too!

How we get there:

Because we have some friends in Dubai, Kokobear and I (plus my cousin Ina) took the ride with The Piras (Benjie-Pinky-Cookie& Franco) with their car! And honestly, I have not thought about the road to DMG J

But for those who are commuting either by bus or metro, below is their official website to be guided of the transportation method.

I am leaving this post short and sweet so you could go and see this beautiful place yourself… as of writing – weekend is starting to knock so go on and explore DMG!

For more photos during this visit, here is the link to #ByaheNgKokobearsDMG page!

 

Their official website is this – #DubaiMiracleGarden
More infor about this beautiful landscape from wikipedia – Wiki-DMG
 God bless!

JM Kayne | www.iamjmkayne.com