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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 ...

United Arab Emirates > Moving

United Arab Emirates

A Guide To Renewing Your Residence Visa In The UAE

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 ...

United Arab Emirates > Working

United Arab Emirates

Report: UAE Struggling To Fill Jobs As Expats Look Elsewhere

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 ...

United Arab Emirates > Health

United Arab Emirates

What Expats Need To Know About Healthcare In Dubai

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 ...

United Arab Emirates > Property

United Arab Emirates

Middle Eastern Property Market Suffers Following US Election Result

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 ...

United Arab Emirates > Links

United Arab Emirates

UAE - Recommended Blogs

Thursday January 19, 2017 (18:11:48)
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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 ...

United Arab Emirates > Property

United Arab Emirates

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

Friday September 09, 2016 (15:10:31)
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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 ...