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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Family in Abu Dhabi: What expat parents should know

If you’re an expat moving to Abu Dhabi with children, you’ll find yourself as one of the many foreign families that have relocated to the city. While Dubai draws in visitors who are looking to splurge and indulge, Abu Dhabi is the place where many expat families prefer to settle down. The large expat community …

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Expat family living in Dubai: Tips for raising kids

Moving countries is a huge life change – especially for children. Uprooted from the life they are used to, your kids will be relying on you to help ease any anxieties and concerns they have. They might be upset about leaving their life behind. Fortunately, Dubai has a diverse population with many expat families in …

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Homeschooling in the UAE: Things you should consider

When schools across the UAE were forced to close in March last year to combat the spread of COVID-19, students were suddenly expected to learn from home – while sticking to class schedules and rules. Parents had to quickly create the ideal learning environment at home, ensuring access to internet services, computers, and other learning …

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Maternity services no longer excluded from health insurance coverage

Historically in Dubai, maternity insurance plans were subject to a waiting period of around one year or more. This meant that parents-to-be would need to secure maternity coverage well ahead of conception to ensure that their maternity care costs are covered. This all changed when in 2013, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced that they …

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What is the cost of medical insurance for parents in the UAE?

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 2019 again shows Dubai ranking among the highest locations in the world, but a recent article in the Gulf …

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Your guide to getting a Dubai Health Card for children

Moving abroad with your family means you get to experience a new home together. But it also means you have to do some planning. Whether you are expecting a child or already have children, you’re going to need to think about how you’ll care for their health before relocating to Dubai. Did you know that …

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Complete guide to new UAE family visa rules

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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