How to prepare for your COVID-19 vaccine appointment in the UAE

COVID-19 vaccinations in the UAE are well underway, with vaccines available across the country. From booking an appointment and knowing when to reschedule to avoiding certain medications and more, there are a number of things you should take note of ahead of your jab. Fortunately, today’s Pacific Prime Dubai article will tell you how to prepare …

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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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Are the savings from cheap health insurance worth it?

Buying medical coverage can indeed be expensive, but it can also be an absolute necessity in some countries. Places like the US and Dubai can be a risky experience since both countries have mandatory insurance laws, and they can have extremely high medical costs if you need treatment. However, is taking a cheap health insurance …

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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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Why are health insurance premiums surging in Dubai?

It’s inevitable that the prices of products and services will increase over time. Most people aren’t particularly fond of price increases. After all, if the cost of your grocery shopping, or other essentials, goes up significantly, you may have cause to worry about the rising cost of living. Health insurance premiums will also rise over …

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

In 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 fulfill certain financial criteria. For instance, they should possess properties worth at least AED 2 million, or have at least …

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How to renew your UAE residence permit online

Whether your UAE residence permit is about to expire or you’re preparing for the future, you’ll be happy to know that residence permit renewals can now be done from the comfort of your home. On December 17, 2020, the UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) announced the steps involved in renewing residence permits …

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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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