Moving to the UAE with your family – What should you consider?

The UAE, and Dubai in particular, is considered expat heaven. With the emirate being almost tax-free, and possibilities of high salaries for highly qualified professionals, many people consider moving here for a lucrative contract. However, Dubai is notorious for being an expensive city to live in, with many hidden costs like rent, fuel, and expat …

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Introducing our latest GDPR and Employee Benefits Guide

Pacific Prime Dubai is pleased to introduce you to our new GDPR and Employee Benefits Guide, which uncovers the most important provisions of the Regulation of the European Parliament and the EU Council on Data Protection (GDPR). The new data protection framework came into force from 25 May 2018, and binds all companies that process …

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Workplace wellness: Customizing your employee benefits plan

Workplace wellness has become a new standard in many companies as a part of the employee benefits package. Studies show that wellness plays an important role in overall employee satisfaction at work, and for the company’s side, it can lower medical claims costs. What is workplace wellness exactly? How should companies design it and implement …

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All you need to know about new Patient Support Programs in Dubai

Dubai Health Authority’s mission is to transform Dubai into a leading healthcare destination by fostering innovative and integrated care models and by enhancing community engagement. In our understanding, the introduction of HCV (Hepatitis C) and BASMAH (cancer screening and treatment fund) patient support programs places Dubai in the very front of the ranking of best …

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How to reduce health insurance premiums in Dubai

In Dubai, all health plans must cover all medical conditions that are laid out in the Health Insurance Law of Dubai. While that’s good from a patient’s point of view, this mandate can also lead to high premiums. From an insurer’s point of view, the fact that the law requires pre-existing conditions to be covered …

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How to recognize thyroid problems?

January marks the international thyroid awareness month. While people usually do not think about their thyroids too much, it’s a good thing to know how to recognize when this organ is not functioning correctly, and how it can affect you. A sick thyroid gland can show various symptoms that are rarely primarily associated with hormonal …

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Everything you need to know about public and private healthcare in Dubai

Since March 2017, all citizens, expatriate residents, and tourists alike must possess compliant private health insurance to be able to enter and remain in Dubai. With private insurance having no restrictions in regards to the use of public or private medical care, the questions many of Pacific Prime Dubai‘s clients ask include: “Should I choose …

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All you need to know about Dubai maternity insurance in one guide

Starting a family can be exciting, yet stressful and expensive – especially if you’re an expat in Dubai. There are so many things to plan in advance – from choosing the right time for pregnancy and the baby’s name, to nursery room decorations and finding the best hospital to give birth in – the list …

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