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An Expat Guide To Working In The UAE

Posted on Monday October 16, 2017 (07:59:41)
The United Arab Emirates, or the UAE, occupies a central location in the Middle East, and has people from over 150 nationalities living within its borders. The country has the reputation of being the second richest Arab nation in the world. Thanks to its extensive oil and natural gas reserves, it occupies an important position in the world. Indeed, the UAE came into being in 1958, when vast oil reserves were found in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Currently, the majority of the nation’s total proven reserves lie in Abu Dhabi.   more ...

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Promoting Positive Mental Health In The Workplace

Posted on Tuesday October 10, 2017 (09:18:09)
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On World Mental Health Day (Oct 10), The Priory’s Dubai Wellbeing Centre highlights how Priory is helping companies in the UAE with the mental health of their workers.

In his day-to-day work as a Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director at Priory’s Dubai Wellbeing Centre, Dr Walid Abdul-Hamid treats many Dubai workers suffering from mental health problems like depression, stress and anxiety. The Wellbeing Centre, which opened in April this year, enables workers to access treatment for conditions including anxiety, stress and depression. It is open before and after work and at lunchtimes, so offers flexibility for all. The Centre also goes into firms and discusses how employers can enhance and improve the mental health and wellbeing of their staff.   more ...

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Why Are Expats In The UAE Struggling To Save Money?

Posted on Friday September 08, 2017 (10:08:23)
The UAE has for a long time been considered a major player in the world in tourism as well as business. Expats are attracted to this country because of the tax-free lifestyle and the high standard of living. For decades, the UAE has had a large expat community, one that accounts for at least half of its population. Recent years have seen considerable investments being made in infrastructure in emirates such as Abu Dhabi and Dubai.   more ...

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Interview With Dr. Walid Abdul-Hamid, Consultant Psychiatrist And Clinical Director, Priory Dubai

Posted on Thursday August 10, 2017 (14:40:47)
Dr. Walid Abdul-Hamid
Dr. Abdul-Hamid, you're a trauma psychiatrist and clinical director of Priory in Dubai. What was it that first sparked your interest in this line of work?

Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, described psychological trauma as “an experience which, within a short period of time, presents the mind with an increase of stimulus too powerful to be dealt with or worked off in the normal way”.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Universities In The UAE

Posted on Tuesday August 08, 2017 (15:25:33)
There are several benefits to studying in the UAE. There’s the ever-present sunny weather, the sea and sand, and the chance to earn a tax-free income upon graduation. More importantly, there are 116 higher learning institutions, which include three public institutes and 30 international branches of universities from across the world. Most international universities are located in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but other emirates, such as Sharjah, have universities of high repute.   more ...

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The UAE - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Posted on Friday June 02, 2017 (14:10:26)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at the UAE and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

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A Guide To Renewing Your Residence Visa In The UAE

Posted on Friday April 28, 2017 (15:20:57)
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The United Arab Emirates has come a very long way in the last few decades. People from all over the world are drawn to the Middle East’s most modernized cosmopolitan country because of its high living standards, quality of education, and career or entrepreneurial opportunities.   more ...

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Report: UAE Struggling To Fill Jobs As Expats Look Elsewhere

Posted on Monday April 17, 2017 (14:23:21)
Until recently the UAE was a shining beacon for international workers, drawing expats from far and wide to high-paying, low-tax jobs in the desert heat. From teachers to technical experts, executives to engineers, the country was a luxury destination that paid well and afforded a high quality of life.   more ...

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What Expats Need To Know About Healthcare In Dubai

Posted on Monday March 20, 2017 (16:01:03)
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Since 1 January, it has been a mandatory requirement that all expats must have health insurance to live and work in Dubai, or face fines for not having it.

Expats face a monthly fine of Dh500 (£109/$136) for not complying with Isahd (Insurance System for Advancing Healthcare in Dubai), which in Arabic means 'bringing happiness'.

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) initiative began in 2014, with the aim of rolling out sustainable healthcare for all expats, citizens and visitors to Dubai.   more ...

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Middle Eastern Property Market Suffers Following US Election Result

Posted on Monday February 13, 2017 (15:48:43)
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The real estate market of the Gulf is often in the global news. This sector has been through a considerable number of ups and downs for a long time now. The last few decades have seen a huge improvement in the types of residential and commercial properties that have been constructed across the region. Moreover, some of the Middle Eastern countries introduced new laws and policies to attract foreign investors, especially expats from the United States and Europe.   more ...