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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‘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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