‘Essential Benefits Plan’ in Dubai will no longer cover most branded medications

Health insurance in Dubai is mandatory, and companies must insure their employees. Insurance System for Advancing Healthcare in Dubai (ISAHD) is a Dubai Health Authority initiative designed to provide insurance coverage for everyone, and monitor and enhance the emirate’s high-quality healthcare system. The minimum level of health coverage required in Dubai is stipulated by the …

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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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Introducing our latest Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2020-2021

We are thrilled to announce that our Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2020-2021 is now available for download. Zoom into the world of International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) through our in-house expert analysis. Here, we’ll dissect the global key drivers and trends shaping health insurance premiums. With pricing data collated from 100 locations, you’ll …

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Pacific Prime Dubai wins Allianz Care’s 2020 “Top Individual Sales” award

As a leading insurance brokerage for the Middle East, Pacific Prime Dubai continues to shine and move forward even amid a global COVID-19 pandemic. As of late, the brokerage had the honor of accepting yet another accolade, but this time from Allianz Care for their “Top Individual Sales Award 2020”. This unexpected, yet exciting award …

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Everything you need to know about vaccination passports

As COVID-19 vaccinations are being rolled out, the UAE joins other countries around the world that are counting on vaccines to return things to normal. However, governments now must consider who they should reopen parts of their economy to. Should travel, entertainment, and work only be accessible to those who can prove they have had …

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The world’s first AI-powered COVID-19 test launched in the UAE

The UAE has launched its COVID-19 vaccination program, and chances are you too are preparing to get the vaccine at one of the many vaccination sites across the country. Having said that, COVID-19 testing remains an integral part of any country’s health strategy until we’ve put this pandemic behind us. And on that note, this …

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Pacific Prime Dubai awarded Aetna’s 2020 Best Producer for Individual Sales

2020 was a very unprecedented year for Pacific Prime Dubai. It became one of the most challenging years to date for the insurance brokerage as COVID-19 introduced major disruptions to the UAE and the rest of the world. However, with the experience and know-how of managing clients and operations during outbreaks of diseases, Pacific Prime’s …

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Where to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Dubai and the rest of the UAE

The news that expats and locals alike have been waiting for has finally come: the COVID-19 vaccine is now available in the UAE. Last December, the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine would be used in the UAE. Another announcement later that month revealed that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 …

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How tuberculosis will affect your UAE visa application

In our blog post entitled UAE Tuberculosis: Information you need to breathe easy, we detailed key information on tuberculosis (TB) – one of the top ten killer diseases overall worldwide. As a reminder, TB is a disease caused by germs (bacteria) that are spread from person to person through the air. TB will typically affect …

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Your guide to celebrating the holiday season in Dubai

If you’re celebrating Christmas in Dubai for 2020, you’re probably wondering what to expect. After all, it’s far from the snowy Christmas you might have back home. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be just as enjoyable – or traditional. Whether you’re looking for snow, turkey, or festive fairs, the city has it all. This …

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