How to prepare for your COVID-19 vaccine appointment in the UAE

COVID-19 vaccinations in the UAE are well underway, with vaccines available across the country. From booking an appointment and knowing when to reschedule to avoiding certain medications and more, there are a number of things you should take note of ahead of your jab. Fortunately, today’s Pacific Prime Dubai article will tell you how to prepare …

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Why has the cost of health insurance in Dubai gone up?

In 2018, the UAE Cabinet approved a new plan to allow expat retirees aged 55 or over to secure a five-year retirement visa, with the possibility of renewal. In order to do so, they must fulfill certain financial criteria. For instance, they should possess properties worth at least AED 2 million, or have at least …

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How to renew your UAE residence permit online

Whether your UAE residence permit is about to expire or you’re preparing for the future, you’ll be happy to know that residence permit renewals can now be done from the comfort of your home. On December 17, 2020, the UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) announced the steps involved in renewing residence permits …

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3 ways to secure expat medical insurance in Dubai

If you’re an expat looking to move to Dubai, you are likely to find quality jobs, a high standard of living, leading international schools, and much more. One thing you might not be prepared for, however, is mandatory health insurance. Indeed, it is required that all residents in the Emirate have health insurance before they …

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How to be a digital nomad during the pandemic

At a time when pandemic-related border closures are the norm, digital nomads (or individuals who travel extensively and work remotely in foreign countries) seemingly have it tough. Yet, being a digital nomad during the pandemic isn’t impossible. In fact, there are untapped opportunities in the UAE for those wanting to live this digital nomad lifestyle, …

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How to apply for a police clearance certificate for your UAE visa

If you’re moving to the UAE for employment, you may need a good conduct certificate, which is known as a police clearance certificate. While this certificate might not be required for all visas, some embassies still advise people to apply for it. That way, they can ensure a quick and smooth visa application process if …

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New Retirement Visa in the UAE: Everything you should know

Dream of retiring in Dubai? Well, you’re in luck, as the process has recently been made easier than ever. The new retirement visa initiative allows and encourages expats to live in the UAE after the age of retirement. On September 2, 2020, Dubai authorities announced individuals aged 55 and over are eligible to retire in …

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How to compare health insurance in Dubai

When you’re looking for health coverage, your goal will be to find a plan that is right for you. However, the number of policies available can make choosing health insurance on your own a difficult task. Since a one-size-fits-all plan doesn’t exist, brokers play a vital role in reducing your time spent searching for plans …

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