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Expat Health Insurance In The UAE: What You Need To Know

Posted by: Scar on Monday July 08, 2019 (15:59:26)   (228 Reads)
The UAE is a hugely popular expat destination, with of its residents being from abroad. Most of the expats living there are from Asia, although its relatively liberal culture compared with other Gulf states makes it popular with expats from Western nations too.

There are many reasons to move to the UAE, from its high wages and excellent job opportunities to the luxurious style of living. Still, moving abroad is rarely a straightforward deci ...    more ...
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What Do The UAE's New Expat Healthcare Policies Mean For You?

Posted by: Scar on Thursday September 13, 2018 (15:24:56)   (752 Reads)
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 ...
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Promoting Positive Mental Health In The Workplace

Posted by: Scar on Tuesday October 10, 2017 (09:18:09)   (1749 Reads)
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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 Apr ...    more ...
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Interview With Dr. Walid Abdul-Hamid, Consultant Psychiatrist And Clinical Director, Priory Dubai

Posted by: Scar on Thursday August 10, 2017 (14:40:47)   (2579 Reads)
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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What Expats Need To Know About Healthcare In Dubai

Posted by: Scar on Monday March 20, 2017 (16:01:03)   (2424 Reads)
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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 fo ...    more ...