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UAE increasingly seen as a top destination for expats, poll finds

May 16, 2014 France

The United Arab Emirates is becoming an increasingly popular destination for expats while once popular countries like France, Spain and Portugal have moved down on the list. One reason is that the quality of life for expats in these European countries has declined, with expats feeling the pinch of higher taxes and prices. Indeed, according […]

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Expat mothers at greater risk of post natal depression

April 7, 2014 Dubai

Expat mothers are at a greater risk of suffering some form of post natal depression as they may not get the same support, especially from close family members, it is claimed. They are advised not to be shy of discussing any concerns they may have with their doctor and also to check that their health […]

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Professional salaries in Middle East expected to increase in 2014

February 6, 2014 Dubai

Expats looking for a job where a decent salary increase can be expected might want to look to the Middle East and North Africa where professional job opportunities and wages are rising. Professional job opportunities in the region are set to rise by 8% to 10% in 2014, according to a new report from recruitment […]

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UAE and Hong Kong most popular expat locations for professionals

January 3, 2014 China

The United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong are the most popular expat destinations for relocating global professionals to stay on longer than they originally intended, according to a new report. The study, carried out by global specialist recruiter Hydrogen, has detailed Hong Kong as the celebrated gateway to China which is attracting a large number […]

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New expat account and investment facilities for UAE expats

December 17, 2013 Dubai

In the five years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers led to the global economic crisis the number of expat bank accounts have shrunk, most notably in the UK. For example the Co-operative is one of the latest in a long line of banks to leave the offshore market. Others in 2013 have included the […]

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Expats in UAE spend most on luxuries

September 26, 2013 Dubai

The saving, spending and investment behaviour of Western expats in increasingly popular locations have been revealed for the first time by a new survey. A poll of hundreds of expats in Singapore, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates, three destinations that are becoming increasingly sought after for overseas jobs, shows those in the UAE […]

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Call for decision on UAE labour card and residence visa changes to be reversed

March 22, 2011 Dubai

Business representatives are calling for a controversial ruling by the United Arab Emirates that effectively reduced expat residence visas to two years to be changes. The Dubai Chamber of Commerce is leading the call for change after the Ministry of Labour announced in December that labour card validity would be reduced from January this year, […]

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Health concerns raised in the UAE as heart related problems increase in expat population

February 11, 2011 Dubai

The amount of heart related problems and high blood pressure is set to increase in the United Arab Emirates with much of the health problems among the expat population, it is claimed. The mortality rate among men in the area could increase by as much as 174% in the next decade, doctors are warning.

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UAE introduces high visa charges for Canadians

January 4, 2011 Canada

New fees have come into effect which mean that Canadians face having to pay as much as $1,000 in visa fees to travel to the United Arab Emirates. It is the latest development in a diplomatic row over aircraft landing rights. Canada was one of 30 mostly Western countries that benefited from an UAE visa […]

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New visa and work card rules for expats in the United Arab Emirates

December 8, 2010 Dubai

New regulations are being introduced in the United Arab Emirates in January for expat private sector workers that will reduce the length of visas and work cards. As part of a plan to streamline the labour card and visa system the length of time covered is being reduced from three years to two years.

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Banking in the UAE

May 3, 2010 Expat Banking and Finance

Moving to the United Arab Emirates? Guide to expat banking services in the UAE Introduction The United Arab Emirates (UAE) comprises seven separate Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al−Qaiwain, Ras al−Khaimah and Fujairah. Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE is by far the largest and wealthiest emirate, while Dubai is probably the […]

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Cheap Calls to Dubai & The UAE

April 22, 2009 Dubai

The Expat Forum has sourced out some of the best deals for making cheap calls to Dubai & The UAE from any landline in the UK. The way in which you take advantage of these discounted international call deals to Dubai & The UAE is quite straightforward and can be done in 2 easy steps. […]

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Abu Dhabi City Guide

August 13, 2007 Dubai

Abu Dhabi is the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates and serves as the capital and largest city of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Widely considered to be the richest city in the world, over 80% of the residents of the city are immigrants and contract workers from other countries who come from […]

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