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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Chunky Children: Childhood obesity becoming a large problem in Dubai

If you’re like many expats in Dubai, you are living a modern lifestyle and enjoying everything that comes along with it. Comfortable accommodations, readily available living basics, the latest technology, and even a variety of luxury items will all come along with first world life in 2019, but there are still problems that can come …

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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 in order to ensure that their maternity care costs are covered. This all changed when in 2013, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced …

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The UAE and vaccinations

The 2015 Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak in South Korea launched several questions regarding the issue of vaccinations. As of the time of writing this article, there remains no publicly available vaccination for protection against MERS, but governments and health organizations around the world are no doubt rushing to develop a MERS vaccine. Here, …

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