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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How to apply to work remotely in Dubai

Dubai has got all the hallmarks in order to be a remote employee’s paradise – it’s a well-connected city with a strong digital infrastructure and it’s home to a thriving expat community, not to mention its position as one of the safest places to live and its plethora of world-class entertainment options. If you’re hoping …

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Dubai’s implementation of DRGs will benefit health insurers

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced that it will use Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) in both public and private hospitals in the emirate from September 2020, a move that has been welcomed by the healthcare and health insurance sectors. In this Pacific Prime Dubai article, we’ll explain what is DRG, how it works, and the …

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Introducing our 2019-2020 State of Health Insurance Report

Pacific Prime Dubai is excited to introduce you to our 2019-2020 edition of the State of Health Insurance Report. This year has been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disrupted industries on a global scale, including the international private medical insurance (IPMI) industry. Our report takes a closer look at the key trends …

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Guidelines for tourists traveling to Dubai

Dubai is finally open for travelers to visit – more than three months after borders were first shut amid COVID-19 fears. Given the fact that a vaccine has not yet been developed, travelers will have to be prepared for stringent guidelines imposed by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management. Whether you’re a resident …

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