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  1. San Francisco is the most expensive city for overseas students

    Articles: Americas
    San Francisco in the United States is the most expensive city for overseas students in terms of living costs, amounting to $37,428 for tuition fees and living costs for the first semester, new research has found. The least expensive is Bangalore in India at $2,922, according to the index from...
  2. Expats and nationals in the United Arab Emirates buying more property in the UK

    Articles: Middle East
    Expats and foreign nationals in the United Arab Emirates are increasingly investing in the British property market as the currency rates make prices extremely competitive, new research suggests. The latest data shows a 20% year on year increase in expats and foreign nationals within UAE...
  3. Survey shows expats who move to the UAE regard it as home and feel safe and secure

    Articles: Middle East
    The United Arab Emirates is known as a multicultural nation with millions of expats from around the world and a new survey shows that the majority are proud to live there. Overall 86% who took part in a poll said that they believe the UAE is a home to be proud of while 38% specified that is...
  4. Call for UAE change to allow expats to retire on longer term visas

    Articles: Middle East
    Visa change could help attract more people to stay longer in the United Arab Emirates, which is too often seen as a career transient location where expats are reluctant to buy property or retire. The UAE would have a better chance of attracting longer term expats if visas did not have to be...
  5. Police clearance

    Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hi all I need some help PLEASE.. it is regarding police clearances I have managed with most of them but the 2 countries I am having trouble with is The UAE and Namibia. Is there some company that can get your certificate for you faster and more efficiently than flying to Namibia for the...
  6. Survey reveals UAE expats find buying a home too costly

    Articles: Middle East
    The majority of expats in the United Arab Emirates do not buy a home with many saying that prices are too high, new research has found. Despite staying in the UAE for over five years, they believe that buying a home is not affordable, including the down payment needed before getting a mortgage...
  7. Survey finds vast majority of professionals in UAE work extra hours

    Articles: Middle East
    There has been a lot of anecdotal evidence that expats in the United Arab Emirates are leaving as they find it hard to make ends meet and to cope with long working hours. Now new research has found that seven out of 10 professional work longer than their contracted hours and 90% of them are not...
  8. Survey suggests expats in the UAE have seen their finances ease

    Articles: Middle East
    Expats in the United Arab Emirates are planning to remain in longer with lower house prices and living costs dropping, a survey has found. They feel they have a brighter future as a lot of financial pressures have eased, according to a study from finance comparison website comapreit4me.com...
  9. Expat rent surcharge will push up the price of renting in Abu Dhabi

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    Expats in the Gulf state of Abu Dhabi facing having to pay a 3% surcharge on rental property with the introduction of a new municipality contract fee. Officials said that the new charge will be collected with monthly electricity and water bills, and will add about Dh5,000 to the cost of renting...
  10. Expats in UAE share why they love their adopted home

    Articles: Middle East
    Expats in the United Arab Emirates are happy in their adopted home, citing peace of mind and a comfortable lifestyle, according to new research. The emirate has a universal appeal and expats living there feel it is safe and a place where they can forge lasting friendships. The research...
  11. Expats faced with shifting home buying rules in the UAE

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    Expats buying a property in the United Arab Emirates are facing changes in terms of access to both available properties and finance. Sharjah is opening its property market to foreign investment for the first time and HSBC has said that it is reviewing its Abu Dhabi mortgage lending strategy for...
  12. Salaries for Accountant / Accounts Assistant

    Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I am graduate from Pakistan (B.Com, 14 years of education) i has work experience in small organization in UAE, can any body tell companies paying how much to such Accounts Assistant / Accountant job on graduation basis ? I've almost 7 years of experience in which 5 years in UAE. but don't have...
  13. Three year multiple entry visa for those who buy property in the UAE

    Articles: Middle East
    Foreigners investing in property in the United Arab Emirates will get a three-year multiple entry visit visa instead of six months, it has been decided. The visa extension is regarded as a blatant attempt to tempt back foreign property buyers who have deserted places like Dubai since the global...
  14. Umm al-Quwain City Guide

    Articles: Middle East
    Umm al-Quwain is the capital city of the emirate of the United Arab Emirates that bears the same name. The emirate itself is located along the coast of the Arabian Gulf, and shares its borders with Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah, while the city is situated along a deep creek about 5 kilometers long...
  15. Fujairah City Guide

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    Fujairah is city on the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates. It is one of the seven emirates of the country. The United Arab Emirates as a whole has sometimes been accused of not having any significant cultural contribution or historical heritage. Those critics have obviously never been to...
  16. Ras al-Khaimah City Guide

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    Ras al-Khaimah, which in Arabic means “the top of the tent", is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates. It is an ideally situated city, located as it is in one of the busiest trade routes in the world, as well as being blessed with stunning terrain all around and endless...
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