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Employment opportunities in the Middle East

February 22, 2013 Dubai

In the next three months some 30% of Middle East and North Africa employers are definitely hiring while 27% say that they are probably hiring, a new survey indicates, an increase of 2% in both instances in comparison to the thirds quarter of 2012. Across the region, multinational private sector companies will be hiring the […]

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UAE employees want work/life balance but many admit to being stressed

February 5, 2013 Dubai

The majority of people working in the United Arab Emirates regard a good work/life balance as being important but many feel under stress every day, according to a new survey. On a day to day basis some 56% of employees in the UAE feel that they are either highly motivated or motivated 28% by the […]

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Expats find raising children more challenging in the Middle East

November 8, 2012 Dubai

Expats raising children in the Middle East face a more challenging environment that those living and working in other parts of the world, a survey has found. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates are the most challenging, according to the HSBC 2012 Expat Explorer survey, ranking in the bottom half of this the […]

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Middle East draws younger expats than other places worldwide

October 30, 2012 Dubai

Expats regard the Middle East as having a positive economic outlook and providing opportunities for younger career-orientated people, according to the latest HSBC Expat Explorer survey. While the data from this year’s report shows that expats across the globe are continuing to feel the economic strain, those in the Middle East remain relatively positive about […]

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Many UAE expats moved without knowing enough to settle in, research reveals

September 18, 2012 Dubai

Almost 50% of expats who move to work and live in the United Arab Emirates admit that they don’t have enough practical information, research shows. A third found the overall relocation experience more challenging than anticipated, according to research from Zurich, one of the world’s leading insurance groups.

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Residency visa changes in Abu Dhabi

June 11, 2012 Dubai

New rules have come into effect in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for expats apply to renew their residency visas. A recent utility bill, a tenancy contract and a valid telephone number are among the documents now required by the General Department of Naturalisation and Foreign Affairs.

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Dubai authorities delay full implementation of expat housing tax

April 13, 2012 Dubai

Authorities in Dubai have delayed plans to introduce housing fees for all expats as talks with utility companies delay the full implementation of the monthly charge. The delay means that around 65% of expats are paying the charge billed as part of monthly utility bills while others are not.

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New ID cards in UAE set to replace other cards

March 28, 2012 Dubai

Identity cards are to replace labour cards for expats in the United Arab Emirates as well as health cards and driving licences in the future, according to officials. It has announced that expats will no longer need to hold labour cards in order to work in the UAE more than three months after their arrival.

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Most expats in the UAE don’t know about local customs and culture

February 20, 2012 Dubai

Some seven out of 10 expats in the United Arab Emirates have a poor knowledge of the area’s culture and don’t know about local customs and traditions, a poll shows. Despite an abundance of learning resources and materials available 72% didn’t bother to find out more about the country they live, the survey by 999 […]

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ID card requirements to be introduced for expats in Dubai in April 2012

December 15, 2011 Dubai

From April next year expats in Dubai will need to register for an identification card before they can renew their residency visas, officials have confirmed. The cards will be needed before they can complete the medical tests needed for visa applications.

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Aviva teams with UAE insurer to provide expat private medical insurance

November 29, 2011 Dubai

Aviva’s UK health business has set up a new arrangement with Abu Dhabi based Emirates Insurance Company to provide expats based in the United Arab Emirates with compliant international private medical insurance solutions. The development of a UAE network is the first in a series of enhancements that Aviva says it is giving its international […]

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No date yet being given for new three year property visa in the UAE

November 3, 2011 Dubai

There is not date for real estate owners in the United Arab Emirates to be granted a three year residency visa if their property is worth more than AED1 million, it has been confirmed. ‘We hope it will be soon,’ said a spokesman for the Dubai Land Department who declined to be more specific.

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Dubai tightens rules on expat housing tax

October 31, 2011 Dubai

Rules are being tightened in Dubai to make sure that expats pay housing fees by the end of June next year in a crackdown aimed at reducing the numbers not being billed for the tax. Dubai Municipality said that it is going to be more efficient in terms of sending out bills and tracing people […]

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