Expat Dubai News

Latest 10 news items tagged Dubai

24 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Boarding schools versus international schools for expat children in UAE

Gone are the days when almost all expat professionals working in the UAE sent their children to overseas boarding schools, but are the emirate’s international schools a better and cheaper option? Although boarding schools are no longer a necessity for expat parents wanting the best education for their kids, it’s a fact that one attraction of an overseas education is the freedom it gives to its students and their parents compared with the restrictions of living in the UAE. Surprisingly, a UK boarding school education can also give...
21 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Affordable housing for expats in Dubai is at an all-time low

Expatriate professionals working in Dubai are famous for being amongst the top earners in the expat world, but do they earn enough to support their preferred lifestyles in luxury apartments? It’s true that expats in Dubai earn considerably more than they would in their home countries, but the emirate has been reported as one of the planet’s most expensive rental destinations by a plethora of surveys. In the real world, although Dubai salaries are tax free, the shocking cost of accommodation limits the options of all but a few....
6 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Smart Dubai announces new Dubai Careers website for expat and local job seekers

A new central employment portal aimed at expats as well as citizens is now available online, connecting job seekers in all sectors with employers. The Dubai Careers portal, developed by Smart Dubai, enables job seekers at all levels to find work in line with their qualifications and professional experience, according to officials at yesterday’s press release. The innovative platform uses smart tools to make searches easier, and the present access to literally hundreds of jobs in Dubai government entities will be expanded to include...
30 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Dubai gets first overseas Priory clinic for alcoholics and drug addicts

Best known in the UK for its celebrity addicts, the London-based Priory Clinic is now open in Dubai’s prestigious Heathcare City. With its nine clinics and hospital now covering England and Scotland, the Priory’s early days saw it become famous as the fashionable port of call for celebrities with addictions varying from alcohol, drugs and sex to other substance abuses and even shopaholic syndrome. For some famous names, their ship docked at the Priory’s port of call more than once, giving the UK’s gutter press a good number of...
22 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Singapore still the most expensive place on the planet

For the fourth year running, Singapore is rated as the world’s most expensive location for expat professionals. The latest league table showing expat costs of living across major world locations has confirmed Singapore as the most expensive city for expatriates.The Economist Intelligence Unit’s study sees the Southeast Asian city state top the league for the fourth year in succession as well as noting 50 per cent of the world’s most pricey expat locations are now in Asia. However, in spite of its high ranking, Singapore offers...
21 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Dubai’s luxury lifestyle may be addictive for expats

According to a recent survey, a majority of Dubai’s expatriate professionals decide to stay as long as possible in the emirate because they’ve fallen in love with its seductive lifestyle. As well as attracting ever-increasing numbers of expat professionals over the years, Dubai is now the focus of expat decisions to stay even longer after their initial contracts have expired. A survey by the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry indicates that the majority of expats in the emirate extend their stays by at least another three years...
20 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Cost of apartment rentals close to Dubai Metro stations

Finding affordable apartments within easy access to the Dubai metro system can be a problem for newly-arrived expatriate professionals. Arriving in a totally unfamiliar city after securing the job of your dreams can be a nightmare for new expatriates, especially as regards finding a suitable and convenient place to live. It has to be said that Dubai is hardly the most economical world hub as regards rental accommodation, but affordable one-bedroomed apartments can still be had in districts served by the city’s Green and Red Line...
16 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Expat owner of Dubai rogue relocation shipper now arrested and charged

Expatriate victims of a rogue packing and shipping company operating out of Dubai have been promised their belongings back by Dubai police. Following the arrest of Lionel Davis, owner of Expat Relocations, expatriate families who fell victim to the rogue removal company have been reassured by police their household goods will be returned. Davis is now facing seven separate criminal charges related to embezzlement and issuing false cheques in 2015 and 2016. Expat Relocations is now known to have been an offshoot of Relogulf, closed...
13 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Proposed increases in expat heathcare costs slammed by Kuwaiti medical professionals

Kuwaiti medical professionals are rejecting as racism an MP’s call for increased heathcare charges for expats. Last week, a recently elected female member of the Kuwaiti parliament called for new restrictions for expats aimed at forcing them to buy prescription medicines from private pharmacies rather then getting them direct from hospitals following medical check-ups. MP Safa al Hashem is known for her aggressive campaign urging the government to reduce the overall number of expats in the emirate and replace them with Kuwaiti...
10 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Best Aussie enclaves in expat destinations

The Australian diaspora is one of the expat world’s most impressive, with at least a million Aussies living and working outside the home country at any given time. Adventurous as Oz expats undoubtedly are, there’s still the human need to be with like-minded souls, thus creating enclaves of Australian nationals in diverse locations across the world. Just under 50 per cent of wandering Aussies head for Europe, and some 24 per cent of those already overseas are gravitating towards Asia as their next stop on the expat trail. For...