How to survive Dubai’s dust storm season

The strong winds whipping up desert sand and dust particles directly into Dubai’s path severely reduce visibility, air quality, and may also have adverse effects on the health of individuals. Dust storms are natural events that occur in places with severe drought like in deserts, and across large areas of arid dryland. Sand and dust …

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Why are allergies on the rise in the UAE?

Allergies are a global problem, as around the world children are far more likely than ever, compared to adults, to develop allergies to certain foods and specific environmental elements. This is particularly true in the UAE, where since the 1990s, allergies among children have increased by 50 percent. Why, you may ask? Well, the answer …

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How your insurance company can provide support for mental wellness

Historically in the UAE, owing in part to the negativity surrounding the word ‘mental’, little to nothing was done to provide solutions and establish necessary support. Unfortunately, acknowledging and treating mental health issues in the Arab world was, and still is, seen as a sign of weakness. Prevalent in the past and also very much …

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How can AI be used to set our premiums in the future?

Recently, the UAE cabinet members launched a 10-year national strategy to place the country as a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) by 2031. The development in AI technologies is projected to affect the entire landscape of insurance as we know it. Predominantly, we will see this in healthcare, where AI investment will yield more …

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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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Dubai to tighten mandatory health insurance scheme

It has been six years’ time since the UAE government decided to implement mandatory health insurance throughout the country. Currently, the number of people in Dubai covered by health insurance has increased from 1.8 million in 2013 to 4.7 million. In a recent report by UAE University, the universal health insurance for human development in …

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