Homeschooling in the UAE: Things you should consider

When schools across the UAE were forced to close in March last year to combat the spread of COVID-19, students were suddenly expected to learn from home – while sticking to class schedules and rules. Parents had to quickly create the ideal learning environment at home, ensuring access to internet services, computers, and other learning …

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Maternity services no longer excluded from health insurance coverage

Historically in Dubai, maternity insurance plans were subject to a waiting period of around one year or more. This meant that parents-to-be would need to secure maternity coverage well ahead of conception to ensure that their maternity care costs are covered. This all changed when in 2013, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced that they …

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What is the cost of medical insurance for parents in the UAE?

While news of soaring insurance prices might not be new, there’s been a peculiar rise in the cost of UAE health insurance for dependent parents specifically. Our recently released Cost of International Health Insurance Report for 2019 again shows Dubai ranking among the highest locations in the world, but a recent article in the Gulf …

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Your guide to getting a Dubai Health Card for children

Moving abroad with your family means you get to experience a new home together. But it also means you have to do some planning. Whether you are expecting a child or already have children, you’re going to need to think about how you’ll care for their health before relocating to Dubai. Did you know that …

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Complete guide to the UAE family visa rules in 2020

In the UAE, expats who are working in the country and hold a valid residence permit may be able to sponsor the visas of their family members, providing they meet certain requirements. Over a year ago, the cabinet announced that the requirements would be relaxed, enabling family visas to be issued to a larger group …

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How to choose the best health insurance for dependents in the UAE

Moving to the UAE opens the door to new possibilities and challenges. If you’re relocating with your family, you’ll be able to make memories somewhere new with your loved ones. No matter where you go in the world, your priority is to keep your family safe. Getting health insurance for your dependents ensures they are …

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Coronavirus and pregnancy: Advice for pregnant women in the UAE

Since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, there have been concerns regarding the health of pregnant women, and whether they are at a higher risk of contracting the disease. Being pregnant is already a stressful experience for every woman, and now with the flooding news of the coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty it brings with …

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Importance of antenatal care to lower preterm labor and birth risk

Preterm labor doesn’t have to but sometimes leads to preterm birth. Infants born preterm – before 37 weeks gestation -have a higher risk of mortality and morbidity, with the risk being the highest in those born before 32 weeks. According to a study conducted by BMC health services in Australia, there is a correlation in …

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Major change to newborn benefits in Dubai

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently announced a new policy directive that makes it compulsory for all insurers to cover babies from birth, thereby eliminating any waiting periods – even for pre-existing conditions. At present, several insurers impose a waiting period of up to six months on newborns. Saleh Al Hashimi, CEO of DHA’s Dubai …

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