An expat’s guide to pregnancy in the UAE

There are so many things to think about when you’re planning for pregnancy, such as who your doctor will be and where you’re going to give birth. As an expat, you’ll also have other concerns, like whether you should choose public vs private healthcare in the UAE and what the legal requirements are. The idea …

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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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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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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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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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New insurance billing system in Dubai from 2020

From 2020, public and private hospitals across Dubai will introduce a new insurance billing system – Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) – which is expected to standardize the way insurers are billed, and consequently, lead to cheaper insurance premiums for policyholders. The new insurance billing system will be overlooked by the Dubai Health Insurance Corporation (DHIC), …

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Top 5 ways to cope with workplace stress in the UAE

Workplace stress has become a common theme across many companies from all industries, leading directly to a number of mental health issues – to the point that these issues are at a chronic level for the majority of the workforce. Quoting from a health specialist, ‘80 percent of people in the UAE are stressed’. Many …

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5 tips for finding the best private health insurance for women in Dubai

There are many health conditions that affect both men and women, but some health issues affect women differently and more commonly. There are also a number of health-related issues or occurrences that women bear exclusively, such as pregnancy, menopause, and cervical cancer. Mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety, also occur more frequently in …

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