New UAE and Middle East travel restrictions to slow Omicron

Countries across the globe quickly closed their borders to several countries last month after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a coronavirus variant called Omicron. Labeled a “variant of concern”, the new strain saw daily cases surge in South Africa. Infections have also been found in countries such as Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Britain, Canada, Denmark, …

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How to celebrate UAE’s 50th National Day

Anticipation is building as the UAE prepares for its National Day in December. This year’s celebration will be even more special as it marks the country’s Golden Jubilee. Several celebrations will take place this year to commemorate 50 years since the UAE was founded. Official UAE National Day 2021 events include a theatrical live show …

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Pacific Prime Dubai receives Aetna’s “Top Producer Individual Business” award

We are incredibly excited to add yet another accolade to our string of awards: Aetna’s “Top Producer Individual Business 2021”. For the second year in a row, this prestigious award was presented to Pacific Prime Dubai at Aetna’s annual broker event at the London Project in Dubai on November 10th, 2021. Find out more in …

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Abu Dhabi declares health insurance requirements for Golden Visas

According to a recent announcement from Abu Dhabi’s Department of Health (DoH), Golden Visa applicants in Abu Dhabi must have valid health insurance when in the UAE. This applies to Golden Visa applicants who are freelancing, living abroad, or currently unemployed in the emirate. Those without health insurance must be willing to cover the entire …

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Pacific Prime Dubai wins AXA-GIG’s “SME Rising Star” award in 2021

It’s only been a few months since we last picked up a top accolade from Allianz for the “Top Individual Sales” award in March 2021. However, on this special occasion, it was a wonderful surprise to have received AXA-GIG’s SME Rising Star award at the insurer’s annual broker event during the French Pavilion Expo in …

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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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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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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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