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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How to boost your employees’ digital wellbeing

As technology intertwines with our daily lives, it can distract us and affect our mental and physical wellbeing, which might lead to loss of productivity because of constant distraction. On an everyday basis, multiple devices and applications are fighting for our attention, and the feeling of being always “on” can be deteriorating to our wellbeing …

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The best 3 productivity tips for working from home

Working from home is a sacrifice that millions of workers across the UAE have to make due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Luckily, technology and a well-thought-out plan can make it easy for you to stay connected with colleagues and yield great results. In this feature by Pacific Prime Dubai, we share some tips …

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Coronavirus and pregnancy: Advice for pregnant women in the UAE

Since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, there have been concerns regarding the health of pregnant women, and whether they are at a higher risk of contracting the disease. Being pregnant is already a stressful experience for every woman, and now with the flooding news of the coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty it brings with …

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Combating COVID-19: 5 things expats should know about telehealth

While telehealth was first introduced in the UAE a number of years ago, its popularity never truly took off until the COVID-19 pandemic began. Coronavirus lockdowns and the inherent risk of visiting a doctor’s office have become the primary impetus for the development of telehealth in the region, with a blossoming number of private medical …

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6 small business insurance tips for 2020

With the first quarter of the year already behind us, now is a good time to re-evaluate your goals and choices – both professionally and personally. Any small business owner knows that many decisions must be made in order to become successful. One such decision is the kind of insurance that’s needed to protect their …

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COVID-19: Coronavirus restrictions UAE expats must know

Just last week, the UAE’s National Sterilization Drive took place for three nights in a row in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The drive, which happens at night between 8pm and 6am, has recently been extended until April 5, 2020. During this time, transportation is halted so that sterilization operations …

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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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