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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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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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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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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New UAE citizenship for expats: Who is eligible and how to apply

Good news for expats already living in or planning to move to the gulf region. The UAE has just announced an unprecedented path to citizenship for expats who meet certain requirements. This is the Emirates’ show of appreciation for existing talents, and a way to attract brighter minds to the UAE. What’s more, expats can …

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The complete guide to Dubai’s public and private healthcare sectors

Dubai’s healthcare system is generally of excellent standards, and boasts a number of modern and easily-accessible facilities for locals and expats. So much so that it’s also a top destination for medical tourism – a position that continues despite COVID-19-related challenges. Whether you are planning to move to or have recently arrived in the emirate, …

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2021 guide to mandatory health insurance in Dubai

In Dubai, health insurance is mandatory and companies must provide coverage to their employees once the work visa is issued. ISAHD (Insurance System for Advancing Healthcare in Dubai) is a Dubai Health Authority (DHA) initiative designed to provide high-quality healthcare to nationals, residents, and visitors in Dubai. This Pacific Prime UAE article is your comprehensive …

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