UAE’s new “Green Visas”: All you need to know and how to qualify for one

If you’re thinking of relocating to the Emirates, now’s your chance. Recently, the UAE announced new (and much easier to obtain) ‘Green Visas’ in an attempt to diversify its economy and reduce its dependency on oil. As you may know, the oil-rich UAE previously only granted expats limited visas tied to their employment. Long-term residency …

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What can employers do to prepare for the turnover tsunami? 6 tips for retaining talent

The start of the pandemic back in 2020 triggered a global economic downturn and devastating lay-offs. However, even before this, employers were already experiencing high turnover rates. Now, there’s a fresh wave of voluntary employee exits on the horizon. Why is this turnover tsunami happening, and what can HR professionals and companies do about it? …

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The ultimate checklist for expats moving to Dubai in 2021

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is becoming a popular place for expats from all across the globe. With lots of job opportunities, high salaries, and a good standard of living, Dubai is one of the most expat-friendly cities in the world. However, there are some things you have to think about before making the move …

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Lack of mental health insurance coverage leads to declining mental health in the UAE

The COVID-19 pandemic has put much more than our physical health under the spotlight. Our mental health has also been put front and center. Mental health issues can affect all of us regardless of our age, gender, or social status. As psychological health in the UAE declines, and many are without relevant insurance coverage, the …

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3 tips for clear employee benefits communication

Are you struggling to communicate your employee benefits to the workforce? If so, you’ll be surprised to learn that it could be the communication strategy you are using (or not using) to reach out to your employees. Knowing your position, it’s probably wise to stop and consider what it is you can do to improve …

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Eid Al-Adha 2021: 5 things to do in Dubai, UAE

With Eid Al-Adha around the corner, have you listed all the things you want to do during the long holiday? Need some cool and inspiring ideas in Dubai for Eid Al-Adha 2021? The holiday will begin soon on July 19th and end on July 24th, giving everyone 4 days off, along with the weekend. To …

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Is your company prepared for the future mobile employee?

Did you know that many employees are thinking ahead and reviewing the future of workforce mobility? According to the global Graebel and Wakefield Research survey, employees that were surveyed are: Willing to take up work relocation assignments, as well as work from home (WFH), and Making sure their family’s needs are met when relocating for …

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Abu Dhabi and Dubai quarantine rules: Everything you need to know when arriving from abroad

Missing the sunny beaches in the Emirates? You’re not alone. In August 2020, Dubai reopened its borders to visitors. With enough preparation, travelers can enjoy stunning architecture or restaurant-dining again with friends and family in the UAE. Good news: you will be quarantine-free on your arrival to Dubai. As for Abu Dhabi, it’s a must …

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How practicing yoga can reduce your health insurance cost in the UAE

When looking across the sea of fitness options available in the market, one particular form of exercise stands out from the rest. With a history going back several millennia and records pointing to India as its origin, yoga is universally accepted as the go-to fitness option to improve health and wellbeing. With its proven benefits …

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Abu Dhabi vs. Dubai: Which emirate should you visit on your UAE holiday?

If you’re looking for a luxury holiday, the UAE is likely to be one of the top destinations on your list. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are two of the seven emirates in the UAE – and the two of the most popular. Both cities are known for their exciting attractions, impressive hotels, huge shopping malls, …

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