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Moving to Dubai - #3 Organising Logistics to Becoming an Expat in Dubai

Moving to any country can be a logistical nightmare and what with a dog to move, and me in Cyprus, the logistics of moving to Dubai were pretty muddled. And then, one day, it all just fell into place. The dog left Cyprus a few days before me, heading straight for our new home in Dubai. That just left me. Instead of flying directly to Dubai I took a stopover in London to spend some much needed time with friends and family whom I hadn’t seen in a year. Said stopover ended up being approximately two months. Whoops. But before I left Cyprus I had to pack up our apartment.... Read on...

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Canadian Expat Living in Dominica - Interview with Gwenith

Gwen relocated to Dominica, West Indies in the late 1990's. This rainforest paradise is a tiny, lush country located between the French Overseas Departments of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean. She moved to this self-proclaimed Nature Island, as she was suffering from severe environmental health challenges and wished to have an improved quality of life. She is better able to manage her health here, as there is abundant clean air, food and water. She has always enjoyed writing and her hobby... Read on...
  • Italian Expat Living in Australia - Interview with Mrs Bingles5 days ago Mrs. Bingles is a wife, a mother of three children under 7 and an expat since 2004. She has lived in the UK for 6 years where she taught MFL in a secondary school; she then moved to the Netherlands where she became a stay at home mom (SAHM) looking after her...
  • American Expat Living in Ireland - Interview with Bill and Shari Burke1 week ago Shari is an anthropologist and essayist who is interested in the intersection of culture and everyday life in her observations and writing. She also creates things with yarn. Bill is an anthropologist and a photographer with a keen eye who notices things most...
  • Danish Expat Living in China - Interview with Line1 week ago Line Fricke has recently finished her Master's degree at Copenhagen Business School. During her studies she has lived, worked and studied in Copenhagen, London, New York and by following her path she is now located in Shanghai where she studys mandarin and explore...
  • American Expat Living in Germany - Interview with Anthony2 weeks ago Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Anthony is in his late 20s and currently resides in Nuremberg, Germany. He has a finance degree from Penn State University (Class of 2009) which set the foundation for his current career path. In August of 2013, after...
  • British Expat Living in France - Interview with ema2 weeks ago Ema and her husband Peter moved to rural Limousin in South West France at the end of 2013. Leaving Brighton and busy city life behind. They are following their dream to live and run their business De Tout Coeur Limousin. Offering affordable wellbeing & creative...

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UK government inquiry told EU wide misselling redress needed

As complaints against the mis-selling of financial products soars across European states, a UK Parliamentary enquiry has been advised that an EU-wide mechanism for consumer redress is badly needed. Although EU law on consumer protection has been updated since the 2008 crash, redress for consumers with mis-sold financial products has remained the responsibility of separate member states. At the present time, the UK Financial Ombudsman is handling a massive number of claims relating to both banks and FA firms accused of ignoring due... Read on...

Other Global News...

  • UAE expat savings heading towards global property investments29 Jul It’s no secret that Western expats working in the UK are paid plenty enough to be able to invest for their futures, with many still favouring bricks and mortal via global property markets. Property as an asset class is regarded as a traditional and...
  • HMRC issues third highest QROPS mass suspension since April 200628 Jul The 15 July official QROPS list published by the UK’s HMRC has suspended a total of 118 Qualified Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS). The mass cull is the third largest since the scheme itself was introduced in April 2006, and includes 99 Australian...
  • Study shows France offers best healthcare in world for expats28 Jul The French healthcare system, highly regarded for decades, has recently received a further boost to its reputation. The Annual Global Retirement Index survey undertaken for International Living Magazine has rated France’s healthcare the best in the world for...
  • Price comparison sites using shady tactics to make you buy25 Jul Expat online shoppers are being warned to watch out for online shopping tricks on price comparison websites. Almost all expats, wherever in the world they’re located, find themselves using online sites to order items they can’t find in their host...
  • Amsterdam scores as expat happiness central in spite of high tax rates25 Jul Many would-be expats would balk at the thought of paying 52 per cent income tax on their earnings overseas, but the charm of Amsterdam is such that no-one seems to mind. Most expats living in the historic Dutch capital were lured by the promise of a choice of...
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