Dubai strives to become a medical second opinion hub

We now live in an era where we are exposed to an overload of information on the internet, whether from friends or elsewhere. While easy access to information can make medical patients know more about their ailments, sometimes it can be confusing, especially when it comes to new, experimental therapies. This is an example of …

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How does the new regulation in Abu Dhabi enhance local healthcare?

Effective from 1 September 2018, the Department of Health (DoH) in Abu Dhabi has introduced a new mechanism to mandate dispensing of generic medicines. This move is aimed at enhancing patients’ access to effective medicines, encouraging the use of generic medications, and opening new gates for the local pharmaceutical industry. This new regulation has naturally …

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Why has the cost of health insurance in Dubai gone up?

On the 16th of September 2018, the UAE Cabinet approved a new plan to allow expat retirees aged 55 or over to secure a five-year retirement visa, with the possibility of renewal. In order to do so, they must fulfil certain financial criteria; Namely, they should be in possession of properties worth at least Dh2 …

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Introducing our latest School Insurance Guide 2018-2019

Schools face a wide range of unique risks and threats that are often different from the typical risks faced by companies and corporations. These hazards include things like damage to costly teaching equipment, cyber attacks, group travel accidents, kidnap and ransom, and many more. The reasons why both private and public schools are especially prone …

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Why is long term health insurance the most important investment for you?

Dubai boasts arguably one of the best healthcare systems around the world, with state-of-the-art technology, an abundance of hospitals, and a large pool of medical experts. Recently, it was reported that the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) would launch a rating system for all local public and private hospitals, as well as daycare health centers, in …

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How to select a suitable health plan for now and in the future

As you are likely aware, in 2014 the Dubai government has mandated that all nationals and visa-holding residents must secure a health plan. Although it may sound unnecessary for us to stress the importance of a healthcare policy again, many people remain unaware of how sticking with a long-term, stable insurance policy is better than …

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How tuberculosis will affect your UAE visa application

In our previous blog post entitled UAE Tuberculosis: Information you need to breathe easy, we detailed key information on tuberculosis (TB) – one of the top ten killer diseases overall worldwide. This Pacific Prime blog post will focus more on how the UAE government visa application policy has changed in recent years to tackle the …

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