Coronavirus precautions for expats in the UAE

With the cases of the novel coronavirus soaring around the globe, local healthcare systems overwhelmed and international travel highly disrupted – it is a good moment for the expats in the UAE to stay put in the Emirates. With a relatively low number of cases since the beginning of the outbreak, a strong healthcare system, …

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How are small group health insurance premiums calculated?

Running a small business or a startup in Dubai can be a great opportunity for any entrepreneur. However, to operate legally in the Emirate, your business will need to provide health insurance benefits to employees. In this article by Pacific Prime Dubai, we’ll explore the employee benefits law in Dubai, show you how small group …

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Mental health in the workplace: 7 proven ways to beat burnout

Are you feeling constantly tired, mentally drained, and demotivated every single day at work? If so, then you are among millions around the world experiencing work burnout. But that’s okay. Work burnout is very common, and there are many different ways you can beat it without having to take a month-long leave. In this blog …

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9 things you absolutely need to know before moving to the UAE in 2020

Cities of the UAE, like Dubai and Abu Dhabi, are among the most international and advanced in the world. For anyone moving to the UAE, the technological advancement compiled with the hot weather and strong Islamic traditions is what makes the country so intriguing. In this blog by Pacific Prime Dubai, we’ll take you through …

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Everything you need to know about getting a work permit and work visa in the UAE

Whether you are hired from overseas, find a job while visiting the UAE, or are already employed and changing companies, all expats who work in the UAE are required to secure a work permit. Luckily, the process is quite simple once you know what is required. In this Pacific Prime Dubai article, we’ll help you …

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Travel advice for the UAE and the Middle East tension

Many of our clients have expressed concerns about the situation in neighboring Iran and Iraq. Following an airstrike by the US, which removed a key Iranian military leader, protests have erupted in the two countries and have thrown relationships between the two and the US off the rails. The latest missile attacks on January 8th, …

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How can UAE companies benefit from corporate wellness programs?

Businesses around the world are struggling with attracting and keeping talent, but the struggle doesn’t stop there, as Human Resources managers face a plethora of other challenges including keeping employees happy and healthy, while keeping the costs of achieving these goals within approved budgets. Additionally, companies in the UAE face yet another specific issue, namely …

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Significant tech trends set to transform the UAE’s healthcare sector in 2020

According to research conducted by Mena Research Partners (MRP), the UAE’s healthcare sector is poised to record strong growth of around 60% in the next 5 years. Due to the rising demand for preventative care and digital medical services and expanding medical tourism, the UAE’s healthcare market is set to surge from the current AED …

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2020 HR trends

With technology evolving at a rapid pace, it’s important for companies to stay on top of the changes that go hand-in-hand with technological efficiency. These changes will also make the Human Resource (HR) department more valuable when it comes to business strategy, applying new processes, and developing plans for successful assimilation. Aside from adopting new …

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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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