Expat Uae News

Latest 10 news items tagged Uae

9 Feb at 6 PM 2018

Briton in UAE accused of causing death of Arab pensioner in lift

A female British tourist has been detained and ordered not to leave the UAE after a fellow lift passenger died of a heart attack. The 32-year old British visitor to the UAE was in a hotel lift in Sharjah with a 60-year old Arab woman and brushed against her whilst leaving the lift. Just a few moments later, the older woman collapsed and died. Subsequently, the deceased‘s family made a formal complaint to local police, blaming the British woman for their relative’s death. The tourist was apprehended for questioning by the police,...
7 Feb at 6 PM 2018

The real Dubai behind the glitter and gold

The average expat professional’s view of Dubai before he or she arrives as part of a considered career move is normally centred on the city’s luxury, amazing skyline and the high life as lived by those fortunate enough to have secured permanent employment. Given that Dubai is all the above and more, opening your mind as well as your eyes will reveal the real Dubai with its fascinating culture and rich history. Exploring the reality of this unique corner of the planet starts with a visit to the original heart of the city around...
5 Feb at 6 PM 2018

British expat kids football team thrown out of local Spanish little league

An expat kids’ football team in Mijas has been thrown out of the local football ‘little league’ for being too British and too good. Matt Gore, the team’s head coach, was informed by telephone the team was no longer wanted in the league just as the kids were training hard for their upcoming match in Mijas’s Liga Escuelite. He told local reporters he’d been informed all the competing Spanish teams’ coaches had met and decided they no longer wanted the British team as part of the league. A Spanish representative from Mijas...
5 Feb at 6 PM 2018

New UAE expat security checks start today

The UAE’s stringent new security checks mandatory for expats are due to begin today. From today, expats living and working in the UAE will be required to present a document stating they have no criminal convictions either in their home countries or in countries where they’ve lived during the past five years. The mandatory requirement will apply to all expat residents applying for a work visa, with the document to be known as the Good Conduct and Behaviour Certificate. According to the authorities, the move is intended to safeguard...
31 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Misselling of financial products by dodgy IFAs still rampant in the UAE

In spite of UAE regulations on compensation for financial irregularities involving investments, expats in the UAE are still at risk from dodgy IFAS. A recent report in Dubai’s English language media confirms many expats living and working in the Emirates are losing tens of thousands of dirhams to unprincipled independent financial advisors. One British lawyer who’s lived in Dubai for 11years tells it like it was when, around a year after he’d arrived, he was mis-sold a regular savings pension plan by a rogue expat presenting...
31 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Ireland to allow UAE citizens visa-free entry

The decision by Irish lawmakers to allow UAE citizens visa-free entry is clearly linked with an expected increase in business between the two countries. From next Wednesday, UAE visitors to Ireland will no longer be forced to apply for a visa but can enter the republic without any restrictions. The move is believed to be a key to creating more business connections with the Emirates and its estimated 10,000 Irish expats. Already, 230 Irish companies are doing business in the region, and the new move will also put Ireland on the same...
30 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Eleven day camel trek gives expats clues to Emirati culture

Fifteen expats of various nationalities recently experienced a challenging 11-day camel trek aimed at learning about the traditional Emirati desert culture. Beginning January 11 in Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter, the 15 expats from nine countries rode their camels across the UAE’s deserts and through harsh weather for around 500 kilometres. Every day, they trekked for around nine hours without a break, sleeping off their exhaustion before doing it all over again the following day. Challenges came as standard and included a massive...
29 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Irish expat couple in Dubai gift house and driving lessons to maid

A Filipino maid who’s been working in Dubai for an expat couple has been gifted with a home and driving lessons as well as other demonstrations of their appreciation. April Rose Marcellino Gatin has been looking after Irish expat couple Henry and Elaine Horan for 11 years since her arrival in Dubai, after first becoming their maid when they lived in Brunei. Their relationship is an all-time success story in a country where maids aren’t always treated with the kindness and care they bestow on their employers. Perhaps the most...
26 Jan at 6 PM 2018

UAE now expat hub for thousands of millionaires

Due to the arrival as expats of a huge number of millionaires, the UAE is now amongst the top residential destinations for the super-rich. As of last year, the United Arab Emirates was placed in the top ten world countries with the largest number of millionaire residents. High net worth individuals flocked to the emirates, buying up luxury homes and living the famous Gulf State lifestyles. An estimated 5,000 of the planet’s mega-rich holding at least a million dollars migrated to the UAE, the third-highest total amongst the countries...
25 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Adjusting to returning home after a stint as an expat

Packing up and becoming an expat in a faraway land is a dream for many, but does reality kick in once you’ve returned to the home country? Nowadays, becoming an expat is somewhat of a commonplace development in many peoples’ lives, tinged with the excitement of new experiences, new jobs or the long-awaited freedom of retirement. However, not every expat stays overseas for ever, with reality likely to overtake the expected familiarity of returning home. Jeremy and Deidre Youell and their four children emigrated to Qatar from...