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For movie buffs, the only thing better than buying tickets to the cinema is buying them at a discount. And the bargain popcorn is a bonus too! Here's how you can save on your next movie outing. Read More
It’s that time of the year again – the most awaited Friday Sales and the highlight of every bargain hunter’s calendar take place this weekend. We put together a guide to help you make the best of Friday promotions. Read More
Want to decorate your rented home, while staying on budget and in your landlord's good books? We've shortlisted five great ways to help you get started! Read More
After being cooped up indoors for the better part of the year, it’s finally time to turn off that air conditioning and head out. Here are some affordable ways to help you make the most of the season. Read More
Do you always have trouble finding a free-of-charge parking spot? Dubai residents have plenty of free parking options, even within the most popular areas. We've rounded these up right here! Read More
The concept of 'Credit Shield' is often surrounded by many misconceptions. Find out exactly how the credit shield feature can benefit you and whether it is worth shelling out a few hundred Dirhams for. Read More
We sought out and rounded up the top meal delivery subscriptions available in the UAE with their unique offerings and features. Scroll ahead to find out which could be the one for you. Read More
Have you discovered the joys of 'Upcycling' yet? Find out how re-using and re-purposing old items can give them (and your budget) a new lease of life. Read More
Being a first-time parent can be overwhelming. For starters, there's so much stuff you need to buy to prepare for the baby's arrival. Here's a shopping guide to help you figure out everything you need for your newborn and where to find it in the UAE. Read More
Food wastage in the UAE is close to 200 kgs per person, per year! That's a LOT of food going down the rubbish bin, and a lot of your dirhams going down the drain. Here's how you can cut food waste, starting now... Read More
Whether you're looking to stream a sporting event on the go or binge watch the latest series - Video streaming platforms have made certain we get our TV dose on our terms. Let's see how the UAE's top 10 video streaming services stack up against each other. Read More
Grocery purchases can run into several thousands of dirhams annually. That's a huge expense, isn't it? What if you owned a credit card that could save you thousands on your annual grocery bills? We've shortlisted some great options for you right here. Read More
Were you disappointed to lose affordable taxi-booking services - UberX & Careem Go? Fret not! From public transport to reliable taxis and luxury rides, there are plenty of options available to residents and tourists in the country. Read More
Why pay someone else when you can 'do it yourself'? We list some of the coolest DIY alternatives to paid services that are sure to save you big bucks. Read More
Are you tired of waiting for a response on your online advertisement for that car, handbag or furniture? Here are five ways you can attract buyers, make a successful sale and get the most out of your used items. Read More
Have you heard about FlexxPay - The company that's revolutionizing salary payments in the UAE? Find out what FlexxPay has in store for both, employees and employers in the country. Read More
Curbing your plastic consumption doesn’t have to be a complicated or expensive move. Here are some simple budget-friendly ways to do so. Read More
If there is one thing worth putting all your electronics shopping on hold for, it is the GITEX Shopper. Yes, the 2019 edition is here and this time, it is bigger than ever. Here's how you can make the most of this electronics extravaganza. Read More
Looking for a credit card that offers a top-notch air miles program and a host of other travel benefits? We've shortlisted some great options for you right here... Read More
We analyze key benefits and services offered under the Amazon Prime membership and explore other e-commerce options available to online shoppers in the UAE. Read More
If you're looking to hire a maid or nanny in the UAE, the options and ways to go about it are countless. Tadbeer offers one such hassle-free way to hire reliable domestic help. Here's how it works... Read More
While there are hundreds of mobile apps that promise to make your life in Dubai easier, there are a select handful that are an absolute must-have. Here are our top picks. Read More
Negotiating your salary when you're so close to getting a job offer can be intimidating for many. But you don't have to settle. Here are our top tips to help you negotiate and land the paycheck you deserve. Read More
Two words that can lift the spirits of just about any UAE resident - "Long Weekend"! We've lined up some ideas and inspiration on how to make the most of the upcoming three-day weekend. Read More
Anything from higher internet speed, economical post-paid plans or wider network coverage can prompt you to switch between mobile network providers. The good news is; you can do so while still holding on to your identity – your existing mobile number. Here's how you can make the switch. Read More
With school fees in the UAE being at their highest ever, what are the options available for parents looking to ease the burden of school fees? Read More
Are you looking for a free-for-life credit card that doesn't skimp on benefits? Souqalmal.com has shortlisted five credit cards that come with zero annual fee, and still offer multiple features, unique discounts and a high reward-earning potential. Read More
Looking for a non-cash alternative for paying your domestic help's salary? We explore some new and innovative channels that can not only help you go cashless, but also make it easier for domestic workers to manage their salary better. Read More
Cashback is one of the most sough-after credit card features and for good reason - Wouldn't you love earning back thousands of Dirhams on your credit card purchases? We've shortlisted some top-notch cashback credit cards for you right here! Read More
No salary transfer? No problem! We've shortlisted some of the best personal loans on the UAE market that don't require you to transfer your salary to the lender. Read More
Sometimes the biggest savings are in the smallest of things. We help you unlock your true saving potential by cutting back, decluttering and simply being smart about money! Read More
Have you been making lousy financial choices lately? Could your so-called 'friends' be the source of your poor judgement? Stay away from these four types of friends that are doing you more harm than good. Read More
You know what's better than hanging out with your besties - Going on a holiday with all of them! We explain why it's a great, super-fun and seriously budget-friendly idea to travel overseas in a group. Read More
We're all so dependent on our banks - For bank accounts, debit and credit cards, loans and much more. Have you ever wondered how your bank makes money? We list and explain the different revenue streams that allow banks to thrive. Read More
If debt is the biggest source of stress in your life, it's time to make a big change. We've listed some practical tips to help you mould your current lifestyle and become debt-free sooner. Read More
The holy month of Ramadan comes with exciting offers and irresistible discounts. Souqalmal.com explains how you can reap all the benefits of Ramadan deals while still staying on budget. Read More
Stepping into the freelance world is a bold decision. Dealing with unpredictable income may seem overwhelming, but it is not impossible. Souqalmal.com shares top tips on how to become a financially empowered freelancer in the UAE. Read More
The Dubai Health Authority has now made it mandatory for all health insurance providers to cover a newborn child at birth. Read more about what the new directive includes... Read More
Are you looking to escape the UAE's soaring temperatures and jet off to an exotic destination? Look no further. Laura Cretney from the Pink Jinn blog rounds up 5 cool getaways you can explore this summer. Read More
Is a cruise over the deep blue sea your idea of the perfect holiday? An international cruise is a spectacular way to see the world, but there's also a lot that could go wrong on one. Find out where the risks lie and how to protect yourself. Read More
Move over online banking and branch banking - There's a brand new banking channel up for grabs! Here's all you need to know about Emirates NBD's new WhatsApp Banking proposition. Read More
Want to get a handle on your finances, but find 'budgeting' incredibly boring? We've shortlisted five of the coolest mobile apps that'll put a whole new spin on the dreaded 'B' word! Read More
Getting nowhere with your budget? Are expenses, calculations or unsteady earnings overwhelming your budgeting skills? We've got the solutions to five of the most notorious budgeting problems, right here! Read More
No two people are the same, and neither are their financial situations, saving techniques or money goals. That's why you must choose a budgeting strategy based on your unique style and preferences. Souqalmal.com helps you find one that works for you. Read More
What if you could save hundreds of dirhams on your monthly groceries spend? With a little bit of careful planning and deal-scouting, you too can cut back on everyday grocery expenses. Here's how. Read More
Are you an online shopping addict? Wouldn't you love to pay less for that shopping cart you just filled up? Here are seven smart ways you can save big bucks and score great deals online. Read More
Is your teenager heading off to college soon? Are they ready to face the financial realities of the world? These lessons about money will help prepare your child for what lies ahead. Read More
Money is often sited as one of the biggest causes of conflict among married couples. Do you find yourself constantly arguing with your significant other about money? Here's how you can keep the financial peace in your marriage. Read More
Would you consider taking a 100-day break from shopping? We explain why this isn't such a bad (or inconceivable) idea, especially if impulsive and unnecessary spending has made a huge dent in your savings. Read More
Have you made up your mind about closing your credit card account? Canceling a credit card takes more than just a pair of scissors. Here's a step-by-step guide to successfully ending a credit card relationship. Read More
Have you recently come into a lot of money thanks to a sizable inheritance? As tempting as it may be to splurge at this time, some careful and prudent planning can help build a financially secure future for your family. Read More
The holiday season is all about celebrating with family and friends. And even though budgeting may be the last thing you want to discuss at this time, it can ensure that the good times continue even after the party is over. Read More
Do you always leave the mall with more than you intended to buy, and a wallet that's lighter than you intended it to be? You're not alone! Find out what tactics retailers use to trick you into buying more. Read More
We've all grown up hearing a bunch of quotes and sayings about money. If you thought these messages were simply cheesy, think again! Most of these sayings are actually great financial advice, and here's why. Read More
There's a wide variety of borrowers who borrow for an even wider variety of reasons. But there's a common set of qualities that separate responsible borrowers from reckless ones. Do you fit the bill? Read More
Looking forward to some quiet time for yourself on your next travel destination ? Traveling solo to an unknown or new destination can be a good opportunity to discover yourself and achieve that balance in life. Follow these few tips for solo traveling for women. Read More
Are you all packed for a new holiday destination? Travelling can be an exciting experience until you fall for travel scams that can deceive you, turning your vacation into a miserable one. Learn how you can avoid falling for these 5 travel scams. Read More
Are you looking for the most cost-effective supermarket to buy your groceries? Souqalmal compared the bills of 6 supermarkets to get most economical option for shoppers in the UAE. Find out what the results revealed. Read More
As Souqalmal celebrates it's six birthday, Ambareen Musa speaks to EntrepreneurME taking a look back at its journey funding and growth. Read More
Being a stay-at-home mum is no easy task, with mums managing multiple tasks in their households. We found out how much it would cost to outsource a stay-at-home mum's work and the results may surprise you. Read More
Adding further momentum to their digital expansion, Takaful Emarat (the Company), has just signed a partnership with Souqalmal.com, the UAE’s leading comparison website. Read More
If you’re a single young kid living in the UAE you probably know what it’s like to be career oriented and financially independent. But are you as financially responsible as you are financially independent? Results from the BlackRock Global Investor Pulse Survey released earlier this year showed that only 42... Read More
In early October, Souqalmal, a UAE-based financial and insurance aggregator, announced it had raised US$10 million to expand and move ahead of the pack. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com, talks about how single mums can plan finances? Life throws experiences at you that you do not expect and yes, these are times where you realise how important it is to be financially independent no matter what situation you are in. Read More
Increasing the possibility of meeting the right people at the right time. Here is a drop-down list of November events happening in Dubai. Also, with the Flag day celebration falling on November 2, the month gives a lot of reasons to be happy. Read More
Think it's easy to be an adult?.. But are you navigating the world of grown up finance with the same ease? Make 'adulting' a cakewalk with these tips to secure your financial future. Read More
Leaving your parents' home to set out on your own? Here's how you can prepare yourself financially for the big move... Read More
Seven ways you could keep your kids occupied and entertained throughout the UAE summer if you're not travelling abroad this vacation. Read More
Have your earnings gone up, but you're saving the same or worse, lesser? That's a typical symptom of 'lifestyle inflation'. Here are five simple strategies to tackle it, and make all your hard work count. Read More
Should you merge your finances or keep them separate? This is an important discussion to have if you're about to get married, have just tied the knot or are looking for a better way to manage finances with your spouse... Read More
With the cost of education soaring high, parents cannot ignore the need to plan ahead and start saving up for their kids' education. Do you have a savings plan in place? Read More
Follow these five simple tips to teach your kids how to exercise financial self-control, so they grow up to become financially responsible and self-disciplined adults. Read More
Did you know that money is one of the biggest causes of stress and clashes between married couples? Here are 5 tips to help you handle financial matters better, with your spouse. Read More
This Emirati Women's Day, Souqalmal.com celebrates women and their ever-increasing role in the global economy. Read More
In an exclusive interview with Souqalmal.com, Sonia Weymuller, Founding Partner of VentureSouq, shares her experience as an investor and mentor. She also sheds light on what investors look for and what startup entrepreneurs should focus on. Read More
Did the holiday season drain you financially, and is your budget hanging by a thread? Here are a few tips to help you get back on track. Read More
Most of us talk about our financial resolutions for the new year, but how many of us actually stay on track to achieve these? Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make your money resolutions stick in 2017. Read More
The most awaited Dubai Shopping festival is all set to begin. Check out all the big DSF offers and find out how you can win big this year. Read More
In an exclusive interview with Souqalmal.com, Maya Hojeij, acclaimed journalist and news presenter, talks about her career in media, UAE's media landscape, and life as a working mom. Read More
Have your shopping habits taken a toll on your finances? Check out how you can kick the shopping addiction and take charge of your personal finances in the new year. Read More
From spending behavior, saving habits to long term investment decisions, both men and women have a different approach towards financial matters. Find out which are the 4 most prominent differences in their take on money. Read More
There is a long weekend coming up around the National Day! And if you don't have any plans to travel, here's a list of things you can do to make the short break more productive and fun. Read More
Women today are definitely more financially aware, self reliant and empowered than ever before. But is being financially independent the same as being financially responsible? Here are a few tips to help single women manage their finances better. Read More
Go pink this October by participating in events, fundraisers and drives in the UAE to support the cause of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Read More
Are you constantly working on managing your household finances? Find out how you can become the ideal CFO of your household, and develop into a pro at budgeting, saving and investing. Read More
Planning to buy a new car, but can't decide between an SUV or sedan? We break down the pros and cons of both, to help you pick the one that best suits your needs as well as your lifestyle. Read More
Are working mothers constantly performing the balancing act between work and family? Is it a struggle to keep everyone happy? Find out what it takes to be a super mom and why you shouldn't ever have to choose between your career and family. Read More
Looking for ways to make your mum feel special this Mother's Day? Check out gifts ideas, spa treatments, dining options and other deals you can get for your mother. Read More
Why does money cause so much friction between a couple? Souqalmal.com takes a look at a few things partners should consider about their combined finances. Read More
From the conventional minivans to the more "fun to drive" options, here's a selection of cars for mothers available for purchase in the UAE Read More
Professional relationships begin with a first impression. Find out how the way you dress and carry yourself communicates a message to all those around you. Read More
Stores and restaurants across the Emirates have geared up to observe Mother's day with special activities and offers, have you thought out your plans yet? Here are some ideas. Read More
Working mothers should choose their UAE nursery with care, checking hours, teacher/ kids ratio, ages and out-of-term cover as well as fees. Read More
Being a mum is a full-time job. Therefore, it’s easy to overlook little financial mistakes which can cost you in the long-run. So, if you are one of those mothers who needs to be an expert in multi-tasking for the smooth running of your home, beware of common mistakes... Read More
With our privileged lifestyles, it can get difficult to teach our kids about the value of money. And with the current environment which is always bombarding us with advertisement on the next must have toy or gadget, it can get tricky coaching them about the value of money. Teaching... Read More
While one in seven couple faces fertility problems in Europe, Dr Kayal believes however, the UAE shows rates of one in six couples facing issues in trying to start a family. Worldwide, 3% of babies born are through IVF treatment. Reasons behind a higher infertility rate in... Read More
“Can anyone recommend a good school in Dubai for..” It’s a question I used to greet with a silent, but hollow laugh. Back in the heady days of 2008, and before no doubt, it was every new expats concern. Why the laugh?For a decision so major, and one that every... Read More
Having a baby in the UAE can be expensive and your insurance may not cover the cost of care for you or the delivery of your child. Here’s how to make sure you don’t end up penniless when the baby is born. Raising a child in the UAE can... Read More
With more women in the region not only entering the workforce but also achieving senior positions, the sky’s the limit when it comes to a woman’s earning potential. Which is why some banks now offer ladies-only banking solutions that cater exclusively to women’s needs. Read More
Did you know that, upon death, your account and assets can be frozen under sharia law, and your spouse may not get access for months? Read More