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United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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United Arab Emirates (UAE)

A Guide To Renewing Your Residence Visa In The UAE

Posted on Friday April 28, 2017 (10:20:57)
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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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United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Report: UAE Struggling To Fill Jobs As Expats Look Elsewhere

Posted on Monday April 17, 2017 (09:23:21)
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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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United Arab Emirates (UAE)

What Expats Need To Know About Healthcare In Dubai

Posted on Monday March 20, 2017 (11:01:03)
(c) vitalworks on Pixabay
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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United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Middle Eastern Property Market Suffers Following US Election Result

Posted on Monday February 13, 2017 (10:48:43)
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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 ...

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United Arab Emirates (UAE)

UAE - Recommended Blogs

Posted on Thursday January 19, 2017 (13:11:48)
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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 blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Here's Why You Should Rent Instead Of Buying In The UAE

Posted on Friday September 09, 2016 (10:10:31)
(c) visitabudhabi.ae
The United Arab Emirates is home to hundreds of thousands of expats from all across the globe. Contrary to what a lot of people believe, this cosmopolitan country is a lot more tolerant and modernized than the majority of nations in the Middle East. In fact, people of all ages can settle in quite easily, without going through much of a culture shock.   more ...

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United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Moving To Dubai With Children? Take A Look At Our Guide To School Fees

Posted on Thursday August 18, 2016 (06:06:53)
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Dubai is often described as a place of superlatives. This melting pot of cultures has gained a lot of popularity as an expat destination in the last few decades. Foreigners from all across the globe are moving to this fast-developing emirate with their families as there is so much to see and do.

The UAE has been attracting students of all ages from various countries, primarily because its education system is among the best in the world.   more ...

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United Arab Emirates (UAE)

How To Budget For A Move To The UAE: An Expat Guide

Posted on Monday July 11, 2016 (06:16:11)
It is hard to talk about the United Arab Emirates without using superlatives. In less than four decades this Middle Eastern country has completely transformed itself from a tribal culture that was mainly dependent on fishing, pearl diving, and agriculture to a commercial, entrepreneurial, and industrial success story. The UAE has come a long way from the desert it once was, to the highly modern business hub with world-class infrastructure it is today.   more ...

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United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Here's Why International Schools in The UAE Are Becoming More Popular

Posted on Monday July 11, 2016 (05:57:13)
(c) ajari on Wikipedia
The expat community in the United Arab Emirates has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few decades. People from all over the world including the UK, Canada, Australia, and the US, as well as other parts of Asia, are settling down in this part of the Middle East with their families.

Furthermore, many of them are choosing to educate their children within the country.   more ...

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United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Interview With Nick Digby, Echo-Xpats (Dubai)

Posted on Friday November 20, 2015 (10:15:14)
Nick Digby
Nick Digby is the founder of Echo-Xpats (www.echo-xpats.com), a Dubai based company established in 2005 delivering relocation services to individuals and corporations throughout the region. Nick is also one of the forum leaders in our UAE forum.

Expat Focus: Nick, can you tell us a bit about your background and how Echo-Xpats came into being?   more ...