Everything you need to know about public and private healthcare in Dubai

Since March 2017, all citizens, expatriate residents, and tourists alike must possess compliant private health insurance to be able to enter and remain in Dubai. With private insurance having no restrictions in regards to the use of public or private medical care, the questions many of Pacific Prime Dubai‘s clients ask include: “Should I choose …

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All you need to know about Dubai maternity insurance in one guide

Starting a family can be exciting, yet stressful and expensive – especially if you’re an expat in Dubai. There are so many things to plan in advance – from choosing the right time for pregnancy and the baby’s name, to nursery room decorations and finding the best hospital to give birth in – the list …

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Introducing our latest Dubai Insurance Top Up Guide 2018 – 2019

By law, everyone residing in Dubai must have medical insurance in place that meets DHA approved minimal coverage levels. If you are an employee, your sponsoring company is obliged to obtain a health insurance plan for you. However, many companies might only offer you the bare minimum level of coverage required by law, which in …

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

On the 16th of September 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 fulfil certain financial criteria; Namely, they should be in possession of properties worth at least Dh2 …

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Dubai health insurance plans now cover hepatitis C

Last month, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced the inclusion of hepatitis C screening and treatment coverage under all Dubai health insurance plans. This new Dubai health insurance initiative is expected to especially benefit those with basic coverage, and reduce late diagnosis of the disease. Read on to learn more about hepatitis C, the newly …

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Travel and international health insurance in Dubai, explained

What do expats need to know about travel and international health insurance in Dubai? How do the DHA rules impact those coming to visit or reside in the Emirate, and what options do they have when it comes to complying with visa regulations? Travel and international health insurance are two different things, and in this …

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Dubai medical insurance options for American expats

If you’re an American, you may not always feel welcome in the world. In some places, perhaps even most likely within the Middle East region, this can led to American expats downplaying their nationality. Americans in the Middle East that have uttered the phrase, “Me? No. I’m Canadian,” will be happy to know that that …

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The most important things to think about when renewing insurance

With private medical insurance plans almost exclusively being one-year contracts, renewing insurance is an annual task for all consumers. Some policies will have an auto-renew function that can make the process simple but sometimes this isn’t always the best choice for the insured. If you miss your renewal deadline, you’ll find yourself uninsured and liable …

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Health insurance and portability: what happens when you leave Dubai?

Dubai’s mandatory insurance laws have more or less ensured that every resident, expats included, have adequate health insurance. The thing is, with so many foreigners living here, you do see a fairly high turnover. If you are coming to the end of your time in the UAE you may now be wondering what happens to …

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