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Lack of a permanent future in the UAE has been the reason for many a sleepless nights for expats nearing retirement. It may be time to put that worry behind you. Read on to find out how. Read More
Who doesn't like a good deal? And for UAE residents looking for discounts on dining, entertainment, and much more - Options are aplenty! We stack top discount apps against each other to see which one stands out the most. Read More
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
2020 isn't a long way away now. How about making some energy-saving New Year resolutions? We explain how you can cut back on your electricity and water usage, and save on your DEWA bills. Read More
The UAE Cabinet has just passed a federal law that's going to protect struggling borrowers from jail time and prosecution. Here's all you need to know about the new financial insolvency law and what it means for you. Read More
Looking for a new home in sunny Dubai? These new and popular residential areas offer everything from affordable rents to fitness facilities, shopping centres and more. 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
With the country's biggest lucky draws offering winnings of anywhere between 1 Million to a whopping 15 Million Dirhams - Would you want to try your luck? Read More
Ever since Airbnb officially launched in Dubai in 2016, property owners have the option of using the popular platform for renting their apartments and villas for short tenures. Want to rent out your property on Airbnb minus all the hassle? Keep reading... 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
There's another type of bank fraud that's making the rounds these days - The infamous 'magic pen' scam is back in the UAE. Here's what you can do to avoid becoming the next victim. 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
Having trouble qualifying for a personal loan in the UAE? Souqalmal.com has shortlisted five loan products that have some of the lowest salary requirements. Keep reading to know more! 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
It isn't uncommon for foreign expatriates in the UAE to seek a second home elsewhere. We narrow down top destinations for UAE expats that offer easy investment based immigration opportunities. 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
Paying off your mortgage fully can seem like a mammoth task. But with the right attitude and strategy you can chip away at it a lot faster. We explore some practical ways that can help you wave goodbye to your mortgage sooner than expected. Read More
What's the best age to retire at? How should you plan for your retirement? With a myriad of questions surrounding the topic of retirement, we break down the basics and help you prepare for life post-retirement. Read More
Have you been using the same credit card for years? What if this credit card isn't the right one for you? We list five reasons why it may make sense to switch to a new credit card. Read More
Debt cycle, debt trap, debt spiral - Call it what you may, being stuck with never-ending debt is a stressful experience. Souqalmal.com explains how you can escape a debt cycle and earn back your financial freedom. Read More
Are you constantly struggling to keep up with your financial commitments? You may be financially overextended without even realizing it. We list the telltale signs and risks associated with being overextended and what positive changes you should make in order to regain control over your finances. Read More
Confused about where to stay on your next holiday - A full service hotel or a cozy and private rental home? We list the pros and cons of each, to help you decide which type of accommodation works best for you. Read More
Are you unknowingly causing a dip in your credit score? With multiple factors affecting your credit report, ignoring some of the lesser-known ones can ultimately hurt your creditworthiness. Here's how... Read More
Mixing money and emotions almost never ends well. We list and explain five situations where it can be risky and downright detrimental to let emotions get the better of you. Read More
Two, three or more credit cards - Is it a good idea to own more than one? Souqalmal.com explains why and how having more than one credit card can actually be financially beneficial for you. 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
Credit cards have made our lives a lot easier, but for the impulsive spender in most of us, things can easily get out of hand. Here are five effective way to curb overspending and beat the lure of easy money. Read More
We may have just found the most efficient way to get out of debt! The 'Debt Avalanche' debt-repayment strategy can help you cut your interest costs and repay your debts faster. Find out how... 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
We've known it all along, but it's great to get another stamp of approval from the International Business Magazine. We've been named the 'Best Comparison Website UAE 2019' and we're excited to share the news with you! 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
Most (if not all) health resolutions are notoriously difficult to accomplish. We've shortlisted seven practical resolutions you can actually commit to without losing motivation half way through. 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
Your health insurance plan is getting more expensive year after year - Wonder why? We've rounded up some lesser known reasons behind health insurance premium hikes. Read More
Are you planning to buy or rent a new place in Dubai? With plenty of choices available for every type of budget, picking between a villa or apartment can be a tricky decision. We help you figure out which one fits your lifestyle better. Read More
Are you aching to go on vacation, but have a budget that's too restrictive? Don't worry - We've shortlisted 7 travel destinations that'll fit right within your budget. Have a look! 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
Insurance, be it for your life, home or car, isn't a mere box that must be checked off your to-do list. Here are the five type of insurance covers you just can't do without, and why they're all critical decisions worth thinking through. Read More
Buying health insurance is more than just fulfilling a mandatory requirement. We take a look at the many benefits of choosing an adequate health insurance cover. Read More
Tired of scraping by and running your account balance to zero at the end of every month? Escape the paycheck-to-paycheck routine and make financial stability a reality for yourself and your family. We've got some ideas that can help you. Read More
Have you decided to turn 'Homeowner' in the UAE? It can be pretty daunting to figure out where and how to get started on your search for the perfect house. That's why we've created this first-time homebuyer's guide to help you get started. 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
The UAE Insurance Authority is all set to introduce new regulations that will make sale of life insurance policies and their fee structure more transparent. Here's what you need to know about the proposed changes. 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
Ever wondered what self-made millionaires do differently? We reveal some of the lesser-known habits of successful people that have been instrumental in helping them build a fortune. 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
Is the rising cost of living, mounting debts and everything in between keeping you up at night? Here's how you can tackle the most common money woes and restore your peace of mind. Read More
Disasters often strike without warning. If you're a tenant in the UAE, a home contents insurance plan should be on top of your list of must-haves. Here's why... Read More
Wondering what to do now that your outstanding debt has been rolled over to a debt collection agency? Here are some tips to help you deal with collection agents tactfully and get rid of your debts successfully. Read More
Requests for money, peer pressure to spend more... We've all faced sensitive and awkward financial situations. Here's a look at some situations when saying 'No' may be in your best interest. Read More
Looking to apply for a new loan? You don't have to settle for the first deal you come across. With a little bit of careful research and haggling skills, you can successfully bring down the interest rate and save big bucks in the long run. Read More
Do you consider yourself a safe driver? Most people think they're great drivers, but many are guilty of throwing caution to the wind without even realizing it. Find out if you are making these common driving mistakes while behind the wheel. Read More
Is your current lifestyle draining your savings and driving you towards debt? It might be time to make a big change. Find out how adopting a 'minimalist' lifestyle can help you minimize your financial problems. Read More
A power of attorney can provide security and continuity to business transactions, medical directives, personal financial obligations and other legal matters. We highlight the scope and importance of this powerful legal instrument. 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
Basic health insurance in Dubai has received a major upgrade! The Essential Benefits Plan will now cover the cost of screening and treatment for three types of cancer and Hepatitis C. 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
Do you feel like your performance at work warrants a pay hike? Asking for a raise doesn't have to be a daunting prospect. Find out how you can successfully ace the timing and approach and get those well-deserved extra dirhams. 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
As the dirham continues to gain strength over most Asian currencies, expats remitting money home rush to take advantage. Souqalmal.com analyzes the current currency trends and the future prospects of the dirham. Read More
Instances of identity theft are on the rise as we increasingly rely on our computers and mobile devices. Souqalmal.com explains the importance of exercising caution when dealing with personal financial information. Read More
Debt repayment is as much a psychological undertaking as it is a financial one. The 'Debt Snowflake' technique can help slowly chip away at your debt and keep you motivated. Find out how it can be a game changer for your finances. Read More
Most of us understand the importance of buying life insurance, but believe it or not, over 50% of UAE residents are still not covered! The Souqalmal team breaks down the how, what and why of life insurance... Read More
The newly launched VAT-refund scheme is great news for tourists planning to visit the UAE. If you too have friends or family visiting soon, here's all you need to know about how the tax refund system actually works. Read More
Digital-only banks, futuristic banking kiosks & lifestyle banking apps are changing our perception of traditional banking. And with the country's biggest banks embracing 'digital', the future of banking looks very exciting. 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 for ways to boost the value of your home? Here are some practical tips and tricks to make your property truly stand out and make prospective buyers go 'Wow'! Read More
Moving to a new apartment can be exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. Here's a handy guide to help you prepare for and manage the relocation and living expenses up ahead. Read More