Managing business travel during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a near halt of global business travel, whilst raising questions about its sustainability in the post-pandemic world. Although there’s no straightforward answer, it doesn’t stop us from theorizing in this Pacific Prime Dubai article. In addition to this, we’ll also give you the best practices for safe business traveling, …

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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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Cyber insurance: Risks and trends for UAE companies

Cybersecurity attacks are becoming more and more sophisticated. As digitization initiatives continue to expand, exposure to cyber-attacks increases with it. Businesses must ensure that their data, operations, and systems are protected from these threats. Cybersecurity continues to evolve as well, and what worked a few years ago might no longer work today. In this Pacific …

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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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Powering health insurance with artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making headlines across the health insurance industry. The benefits are extraordinary – from boosting claims performance to improving the detection of fraud, the latest data-driven algorithms could lead to dramatic changes across the industry in the UAE. To give you an insight, this article by Pacific Prime Dubai looks at how …

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An expat’s guide to pregnancy in the UAE

There are so many things to think about when you’re planning for pregnancy, such as who your doctor will be and where you’re going to give birth. As an expat, you’ll also have other concerns, like whether you should choose public vs private healthcare in the UAE and what the legal requirements are. The idea …

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UAE’s healthcare sector: key developments and drivers of growth

In the 2019-2020 edition of our State of Health Insurance report, we examined the latest changes and trends affecting the international private medical insurance (IPMI) industry in the UAE. We’ll be staying on a similar theme in today’s Pacific Prime Dubai article as we focus on KPMG’s analysis of the UAE healthcare sector. What are …

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What you can do if your UAE visa is expired or canceled

Last month, authorities in the UAE said that residency visas that expired during the coronavirus outbreak would be extended until the end of December 2020. However, questions regarding visas remain as residents start to leave the UAE on repatriation flights, while others are still abroad and unable to return due to grounded flights or border …

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Public vs private healthcare in the UAE

Like most countries in the world, the UAE has both publicly and privately funded medical facilities throughout the country. While you can receive high quality medical treatment at either kind of facility while in the country, there are pros and cons to each. Our friends over at UAE Medical Insurance have already written about this …

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