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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
With VoIP calls banned in the UAE, are you still looking for budget-friendly alternatives to stay in touch with your loved ones back home? Look no further! We've gathered all the information you need about internet calling services in the UAE, right here. Read More
Feeling lucky? Your bank account or credit card could get you a lot more than you can imagine! Read on for the latest scoop on the most attractive bank offers and promotions in the UAE that are sure to catch your attention. Read More
With international-curriculum schools in Dubai charging fees that are nothing less than a small fortune, a new school has come up with an offer that parents may find hard to resist. In an iconic move, Renaissance School is waiving first-term fees for founding parents! Read More
Want to plan your dream wedding, but have a tight budget to work with? Fret not! A bit of creative thinking can help you keep the cost of your wedding low, without compromising on the experience. Here are a few wedding planning tips that can help you stay on-budget. Read More
Being a new parent can be overwhelming, both emotionally and financially. The welfare of your little one becomes a priority and everything from healthcare to education requires careful planning. Consider these money management tips to help you take on (and ace) the role of a financially responsible parent. Read More
Home maintenance can derail your finances, especially if you don't budget for unforeseen expenses. It's a good idea to set aside some money in case you have to deal with any repairs or damages in the future. Follow these 7 tips for on-budget home maintenance. Read More
Are you ready for the school season? With schools reopening soon, you may be feeling the financial stress that comes with the annual ritual of purchasing school supplies. Follow these tips to help you plan your budget for this back-to-school season. Read More
Have you been splurging this summer? When it comes to celebrations and festivities, sticking to a planned budget can be difficult. Why not follow these few tips to help you recover from a busted budget. Read More
Using your credit or debit card abroad? Beware of the conversion trap called 'Dynamic Currency Conversion'. We explain how it works and why paying in Dirhams could end up being a costly mistake for you. Read More
As Eid Al Adha arrives, families and friends will come together to share happiness and prosperity by exchanging gifts. But if you are still looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones, don't worry! These exciting gift ideas and offers will surely leave a lasting impression without burning... Read More
We’re bang in the middle of summer when the school break is on and the sun is shining high over the city. With travel plans in motion, have you set the seal on whether you are properly insured against any mishaps? Read on for the importance of understanding the... Read More
Are you thinking of relocating to a new country? Relocating offers you the chance to start afresh and find that stability in a new country. But it can be an expensive endeavor. Here are a few tips to move without burning a hole in your pocket. Read More
Ever had your luggage delayed, damaged or lost at the airport ? Losing your luggage is the definition of a traveler's nightmare. But with these 4 tips you can learn how to retrieve your lost luggage. 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
Want to earn more Air Miles? Dubai Mall offers shoppers the opportunity to earn more air miles when they shop at any retail stores. Find out more about how you can earn miles. Read More
As part of ‘The Debt Panel’, The National published an article about a couple who borrowed AED 900,000 from family and friends and now they want it back. Read More
DWTC events and exhibitions produce great value in overall non-trade business activities and support thousands of jobs in the UAE. Find out more about the most contributing sector in the World Trade Centre. Read More
UAE residents can look forward to exciting sales in this year's Dubai Summer Surprises from June 22 to August 4. Read More
Banks across the UAE offer exclusive privileges to credit card holders and exciting deals on new credit card applications during Ramadan. Here is our pick of the top credit card deals on the market. Read More
We’ve prepared a checklist so you don’t miss out on any of these important Must-Dos and Dont's before moving out of UAE. Read More
Online Shopping in the Middle East tends to be popular during Eid-Al-Fitr because it is the tradition of gift-giving. Read More
Are you thinking about investing your money and wondering if you should enlist the help of a financial advisor or try the DIY approach? Souqalmal.com team sheds light on the highs and lows of hiring a professional. Read More
It’s the time of the year when car distributors across the country offer the most attractive car deals. Here is our roundup of the best UAE car offers up for grabs this Ramadan. Read More
In a surprise announcement earlier this week, the UAE Cabinet approved the issuance of a 10 Year Residence Visa for specific professions. Read More
The maternity cover in your health insurance guarantees financial protection for the expecting mother and her newborn. Read on to learn the "Ins and Outs" of your maternity cover in the UAE. Read More
You may be on a strict budget, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice having fun with your children. Here are ways to get you started... 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
Want to live permanently in the UAE? Obtaining a Dubai Visa Residency for Property Owners is a way to go.Learn more about the requirements... Read More
We all love talking but not if it causes our mobile phone bill to skyrocket. So, how can you ensure your bill remains within your budget while you stay in touch with your loved ones? Here are six steps to make that happen. Read More
Want to cut the costs on your next home insurance policy? Here are five tips to help you save money on your home insurance premium. Read More
Here are some tips to help you choose the right private health insurance cover for yourself and your dependents. Read More
How do you create a household budget that's right for your needs and your way of life, without compromising on the end goal to save money? Read More
Four simple and effective ways to help improve your financial situation in 2018. Here’s what you need to stop wasting your money on this year Read More
Here’s why you absolutely need travel insurance coverage. We’ve compiled a list of scenarios where it can come to your rescue: Read More
The ISAHD initiative by the Dubai Government aims to bring healthcare services in the Emirate at par with international standards, Here’s how… Read More
Here are the five types of insurance policies everyone should have to guarantee peace of mind in a world of uncertainty. Read More
For many residents in the UAE, owning more than one car is very common. Here's how to insure multiple cars in the UAE while cutting cost corners. Read More
How do you make financial resolutions stick this 2018? Here's what Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com had to say about it Read More
Does your insurance company cover you for chronic conditions? What does the UAE law say about this matter... Read More
Under the Thiqa programme, Abu Dhabi Government provides full medical coverage for all UAE nationals living in Abu Dhabi. Read More
The effect of VAT on Healthcare and Health Insurance is one of the frequently asked questions that is asked by the residents of the UAE. Read More
Credit cards offering travel insurance coverage could potentially save you thousands of dirhams on your next trip.Here's how! Read More
Planning to travel solo to Dubai, or seeing a family member or friend. Here’s what you must know about securing a UAE visa before you travel. Read More
It's the time of the year again! We’ve helped put together a list of the DSF-Dubai Shopping Festival biggest offers for the Year 2018! Read More
ِِAnswers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the implementation of VAT, and which products and services are exempt from it. Read More
Souqalmal's Seven-Point checklist to help you decide the right health insurance product for you and your family. Read More
Getting health insurance in Dubai isn’t optional any more. If you’ve been following the news over the last year, you’ll know that health insurance is a mandatory requirement for all Dubai residents. Read More
Winter has arrived and it’s finally time to go out and have fun. If you are able to save your money, it even better. Here are a few things you can do to spend on budget: Read More
Scores of studies from across the world have pointed out that money is one of the major causes of stress and clashes between married couples. Read More
World’s largest art museum located in Paris now has opened a new chapter in Abu Dhabi. It is now open to visitors from worldwide. Culture is the most beautiful thing that ever came out of human existence and museums are an appreciation of the same. 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
Bills are boring, but there's no ignoring them! So how can you make the monthly ritual of bill payment a breeze? Here are some ideas to help you stay on top of your bills. Read More
It is predicted that the smart city market will increase from over a whopping $400 to $1.5 trillion. The initiative will give way for the city to become the prime torchbearer of the field. 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
Almost most individuals find themselves overspending monthly, despite their intention and attempts to save a portion of their income. This goes back to many reasons or budget leaks you might not be aware of. Read More
Almost most individuals find themselves overspending monthly, despite their intention and attempts to save a portion of their income. This goes back to many reasons or budget leaks you might not be aware of. Read More
Earlier this week authorities have released further on the awaited VAT taxation including UAE VAT exempts on a list of products and services. 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
Nothing comes close to the joy of a new born to the family and the happiness it spreads around in the air, not to forget a new born means additional finances which still requires planning and preparation. Read More
When it comes to planning for retirement and figuring out how much you'll need to sail you through your retirement years, remember that one size does not fit all. Read More
A nutshell of the weekly news across Dubai and the Emirates, what affects the general public and the UAE society financially. Read More
Young entrepreneurs are taking the business world in bulk more than any preceded time before. Recent studies have emerged to look into what makes young individuals potential entrepreneurs of the future. Read More
UAE drivers welcomed the new traffic law regulation effective in July. We helped summarize a few of the most important regulations and the legal consequences of not abiding by it. Read More
Health insurance is not just a basic need applicable on yourself, it extends to your family members and dependents as well. Being mandatory in the UAE, certain factors are to be considered while picking your health insurance. Read More
How you live your 20's will help shape the rest of your life. We've summed up the top 5 money mistakes and misconceptions people have at that period of their life and how to go about it. Read More
Losing your job can be a really difficult situation to move on from. What if it were to happen to you? Try these coping strategies to help you recover from a job loss... Read More
So you've decided to get life insurance - Which plan would you opt for - term insurance, whole life, endowment, or a pension plan? We help you navigate your options... Read More
With just about three months left before VAT hits the UAE, have you assessed how the new tax regime will impact life as you know it in the UAE? 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
From fuel to utilities, education and health-care, cost of living in the UAE is rising and residents will have to adjust if they want to continue to make ends meet and save as well. Read More
Have travel plans this spring break, but don't know where to start? Here's a checklist you can follow to have a smooth vacation ahead. 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
Have you heard about the Essential Benefits Plan (EBP) for health insurance? Here's everything you need to know about the EBP - Who it's for, how much it costs, what it covers, and how to apply for it... Read More
This Emirati Women's Day, Souqalmal.com celebrates women and their ever-increasing role in the global economy. Read More
When it comes to planning for retirement and figuring out how much you'll need to sail you through your retirement years, remember that one size does not fit all. Here are 5 steps to help you chart a saving strategy for yourself. Read More
With a wrap up of 2016, here's looking back at all the new fun destinations that you should be adding to your bucket list for 2017. 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
There's nothing more exciting than planning a solo journey to another part of the world! Here's a checklist for solo travelers that will help you plan a hassle-free and safe holiday. 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
What's been buzzing in the tech world? This month we review the new OnePlus 3t, Amazon Echo & TrackR. Let's find out what makes them unique. Read More
Money mistakes help you grow savvier. What if you could learn from those made by others and protect your bank account from any major dents? Read More
Planning a holiday this festive season? We round up top credit card offers that can help you save big and make your holiday easier on your pocket. Read More
Are you thinking about renting a car in the UAE? Here is a quick comparison of 5 of the top car rental companies in the country, and how much you should expect to spend if renting a car from any of these. Read More
There are several mistakes that UAE expats make, which could adversely impact their finances, budgets and lifestyles. Here's a look at six of the most common mistakes expats are guilty of making. Read More
Are you trying to plan a family holiday that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Here are some ideas to enjoy a fun family vacation even on a shoestring budget. Read More
Confused about what to gift your friends and family members this festive season? How about the coolest gadgets in the market that won't leave a dent in your pocket?! Here are 5 gifts for under AED 1,000 that will appeal to all tech-lovers. Read More
Do you depend on your maid or household help to get you through your daily chores? It's wise to check if your home insurance policy covers them. Read More
What does a Trump Presidency mean for the US, the world economy and more specifically, the UAE? Uncertainty remains high, even as analysts, policy experts and investors try to predict what Trump's policy agenda will be. Read More
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