Introducing Pacific Prime’s Global Employee Benefits Trends Report 2022

As we’re approaching the end of the year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the world of work in the past year and consider the key trends that will shape the employee benefits landscape in the year ahead. On that note, Pacific Prime is very excited to announce the launch of our Global Employee …

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5 top ways to celebrate Diwali in Dubai 2022

The festival of lights is just around the corner and the festivities are starting up. Diwali is a festival where people come together, indulge in delicious food, exchange gifts, decorate homes with light, and celebrate the spirit of togetherness. If you are an expat living in Dubai, you must already know all the great ways …

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Introducing the State of Health Insurance Report 2021-2022

Just like the year before it, 2021/2022 has been a turbulent year for the international private medical insurance (IPMI) industry. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to leave ripples in the health insurance sector, Pacific Prime is proud to unveil the latest edition of our State of Health Insurance Report.  The compendium of information is jam-packed …

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Everything you need to know about Eid Al Adha 2022

The dates of the Islamic festival Eid Al Adha 2022 are out! The International Astronomical Centre announced that Saturday, July 9, 2022, will likely be the first day of Eid Al Adha in most Islamic countries worldwide, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Morocco, and Jordan. Observers from these countries will venture to spot …

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Private educational institutions to operate Government schools in the new model

The UAE’s top private schools will operate public schools according to the new education system. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, announced that the ‘Ajyal Schools’ or ‘Generation Schools’ model would target 10 schools during the first year. The Emirates Schools Establishment will implement the new system …

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Pacific Prime unveils the Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2021-2022

Pacific Prime Dubai is very excited to unveil the Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2021-2022. Each year, we compile premium data for individual and family plans in 100 locations worldwide and conduct meaningful analysis to bring you the 40-page report – filled with global, regional, and local insights from our insurance experts, as well …

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Emirates ID will replace UAE residency visa stickers on passports

From April 11th, 2022, UAE residency visa stickers will be replaced with Emirates IDs. The Emirates identification card system will contain information about the residents’ visa status, and will only be given once a person passes their medical test. This move means that residents will no longer have to give up a passport page for …

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Ramadan in the UAE in 2022: Everything you need to know

As we’re a mere handful of days away from April, the holy month of Ramadan is fast approaching. Based on moon sightings, which the Islamic calendar is based upon, Ramadan will begin on April 2nd this year. While this is the third socially-distanced Ramadan in the UAE, the holy month will be the most ‘normal’ …

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