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United Arab Emirates > Living

United Arab Emirates

Alternatives To Skype For Expats In The UAE

Monday May 27, 2019 (08:08:52)

Maintaining relationships with family and close friends is often a tricky path to navigate when moving abroad. Coffee mornings, pub lunches, birthday celebrations and family barbecues are invariably replaced, somewhat inadequately, by Skype video calls and WhatsApp group chats. However, expats in the United Arab Emirates are now suffering further setbacks in familial communications with the recent banning of Microsoft-owned Skype, causing frustration and upset aplenty.   more ...

United Arab Emirates > Living

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi: A Guide To The City For LGBT+ Expats

Monday December 17, 2018 (09:42:33)

Transformed nearly overnight from sleepy coastal towns to glimmering metropoli by oil money, the United Arab Emirates have developed their economy in large part by spending generously on international talent. A large majority of the people living in the UAE at any given moment are non-citizens on temporary permits for work, and the United Arab Emirates have cemented their reputation as a place for the young and mobile to make money they can bring home at the end of their stay. While Dubai gets most of the international attention for its luxury resorts and towering skyscrapers, the federal capital, Abu Dhabi, also draws significant numbers of expats into its borders. For those seeking a bit less of Dubai’s glitz and glamour, Abu Dhabi can be a solid choice.   more ...

United Arab Emirates > Health

United Arab Emirates

What Do The UAE's New Expat Healthcare Policies Mean For You?

Thursday September 13, 2018 (15:24:56)

A number of interesting changes have been underway in the United Arab Emirates lately, some of which could prove particularly useful and beneficial to the UAE expatriate community. In particular, the UAE healthcare system is set to receive a large overhaul, which is predicted to see exponential growth in the medical sector and provide a wealth of business and investment opportunities.   more ...

United Arab Emirates > Education

United Arab Emirates

Expat Education In The Gulf States

Friday May 11, 2018 (11:23:23)

The Gulf has become an incredibly popular and desired option for expats over recent years. With a population reaching 8 million across the United Arab Emirates alone, the pull of luxury lifestyles, great pay and safe culture is an alluring prospect for many. In the international expat series, Stephen Spriggs from William Clarence Education shares his insights of things you need to know for a new life in Dubai.   more ...

United Arab Emirates > Working

United Arab Emirates

An Expat Guide To Working In The UAE

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 ...

United Arab Emirates > Health

United Arab Emirates

Promoting Positive Mental Health In The Workplace

Tuesday October 10, 2017 (09:18:09)
Dr Walid Abdul-Hamid t
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 ...

United Arab Emirates > Financial

United Arab Emirates

Why Are Expats In The UAE Struggling To Save Money?

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 ...

United Arab Emirates > Health

United Arab Emirates

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

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 ...

United Arab Emirates > Education

United Arab Emirates

An Expat Guide To Universities In The UAE

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 ...

United Arab Emirates > Links

United Arab Emirates

The UAE - Recommended Social Media Accounts

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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