Complete guide to the UAE family visa rules in 2020

In the UAE, expats who are working in the country and hold a valid residence permit may be able to sponsor the visas of their family members, providing they meet certain requirements. Over a year ago, the cabinet announced that the requirements would be relaxed, enabling family visas to be issued to a larger group …

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How to choose the best health insurance for dependents in the UAE

Moving to the UAE opens the door to new possibilities and challenges. If you’re relocating with your family, you’ll be able to make memories somewhere new with your loved ones. No matter where you go in the world, your priority is to keep your family safe. Getting health insurance for your dependents ensures they are …

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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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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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Major change to newborn benefits in Dubai

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently announced a new policy directive that makes it compulsory for all insurers to cover babies from birth, thereby eliminating any waiting periods – even for pre-existing conditions. At present, several insurers impose a waiting period of up to six months on newborns. Saleh Al Hashimi, CEO of DHA’s Dubai …

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Moving to the UAE with your family – What should you consider?

The UAE, and Dubai in particular, is considered expat heaven. With the emirate being almost tax-free, and possibilities of high salaries for highly qualified professionals, many people consider moving here for a lucrative contract. However, Dubai is notorious for being an expensive city to live in, with many hidden costs like rent, fuel, and expat …

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A new Pacific Prime guide for IVF treatments in Dubai

Pacific Prime Dubai is pleased to announce that it has just released a new healthcare resource for parents: the Dubai In Vitro Fertilization Guide 2018-2019. This guide provides a range of useful information for new and experienced families looking for reproductive assistance and IVF treatment in the Emirate, and can help give peace of mind …

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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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UAE health insurance gets costlier for dependent parents

While news of soaring insurance prices might not be new, there’s been a peculiar rise in the cost of UAE health insurance for dependent parents specifically. Our recently released Cost of International Health Insurance Report for 2018 again shows Dubai ranking among the highest locations in the world, but a recent article in the Gulf …

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