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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5 ways teachers can support their mental health

‘Little ones staring in front of a computer screen instead of being active on the school playground’ – that’s the reality for many children, parents, and teachers during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. While it has been challenging for all those involved, teachers have borne a considerable brunt of it, as they have to soldier on …

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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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