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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Pacific Prime Dubai wins the 2019 Award for Elevating Customer Experience with Technology

We are delighted to announce that Pacific Prime Dubai has received the 2019 Award for Elevating Customer Experience with Technology from the Allianz Broker event. Held at the Dubai Opera on November 6, 2019, Pacific Prime Dubai was the only intermediary awarded at the event. The award can be credited to Pacific Prime and Allianz …

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6 months waiting period clarified for pre-existing health conditions in the UAE

If you are an expatriate and new to Dubai, then here are two important points to be aware of when securing health insurance: It is mandatory to have health insurance during your stay in Dubai. Pre-existing health conditions are not covered during the initial six months when applying for the first time. Although there are …

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Does your insurance cover injuries from traffic accidents?

Drivers who have secured motor insurance would naturally expect that both themselves and their automobiles are covered. However, a recent traffic accident in Dubai, where a woman was seriously injured without coverage despite having comprehensive motor insurance, has sparked concerns over road accident coverage.  In this Pacific Prime Dubai article, we will review the current …

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The 5 most coveted employee benefits and perks

We all know that having the most coveted employee benefits is essential to keep employee retention rates high, while also attracting new talent to your business. However, these employee benefits can be extremely costly, especially when many businesses are clueless as to which benefits are cost-effective, and which benefits are a straight-up waste of resources. …

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