Expat Uae News

Latest 10 news items tagged Uae

12 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Survey shows a lack of expat confidence in overseas healthcare

A recent survey has revealed over 70 per cent of male expat respondents are concerned over the quality of healthcare in their present countries of residence. The survey, unsurprisingly undertaken by an international private health insurance company, also showed some 65 per cent of men would rather return to their home country for medical procedures than risk something going wrong in their present locations. Major worries were the quality of medical care in overseas facilities and the high cost, with being away from their families in...
30 May at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Dubai to climb Alpine peaks in thanks for blue collar workers

Two Dubai expat mountaineers are planning to climb two Alpine mountain peaks as part of the UAE’s Ramadan charity drive. Mountaineers and Dubai resident expats Mohamad and Olga Zolotova are preparing to climb the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, two of the most dangerous peaks in the Alps, as part of their charity drive to show appreciation of the unsung blue-collar workers without whom Dubai wouldn’t be what it is. The pair believe many Dubai residents seem to forget the hard work put in by the everyday expat workers in the glittering...
24 May at 6 PM 2019

Kuwaiti lawyer defends expats against arrogance and racism

Kuwaiti legal advisor urges Emirati lawmakers to ease up on blaming expats Citing the recent trend of rising instances of arrogance and racism against expats within Kuwaiti society, Hesham al Saleh tweeted that expatriates make up more than 85 per cent of the population and the emirates are moving forward as a result. Al Saleh is urging Kuwaitis not to blame expatriates for governmental failures, saying one reason for the increase is that local MPs are benefiting from the situation and have the approval of leading lawmakers and...
21 May at 6 PM 2019

Expats in UAE to get retirement savings fund

The UAE is proposing a non-Emirati retirement savings fund to run alongside the expatriate end-of-service gratuity scheme. The UAE’s Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) is in consultation over a new proposal to introduce a retirement fund based on savings for expat professionals living and working in the Emirates. The consultation is expected to decide on the best practice for the management of a pension fund. According to a spokesperson for FAHR, the move is expected to help both officials and employees plan...
9 May at 6 PM 2019

Oz is all-time favourite for high net worth expats

Australia is migrating millionaires’ number one destination. If there was ever any doubt that the past several years saw more people deserting their countries of birth than ever before, the latest figures on millionaire migration prove it’s all about the money, one way or the other. High net worth individuals can go where they please, as can the top talents in tech and other 21st century sectors, with destination cities all resembling each other in the race to attract mega-wealthy incomers. Over the past year, 12,000 or so...
8 May at 6 PM 2019

Desperate Dubai property developers offer creative incentives to expat buyers

If you’re working in Dubai and considering buying a property, now’s the time! Dubai developers are being forced to offer lucrative incentives to potential purchasers due to a slump in demand and the prospect of a further 50,000 new homes coming on stream later this year. Freebees, incentives and innovative new mortgage loan plans are all on offer on both ready-to-buy properties and off-plan purchases. The present lack of demand from expat investors and home-buyers is being put down to increasing uncertainty over expatriate futures...
6 May at 6 PM 2019

How to avoid getting into debt in Dubai

How to avoid running into the UAE’s tempting debt trap. Newly arrived expats in Dubai have a choice – to manage their generous salaries or live up to the luxurious lifestyle by borrowing. Credit is easily obtained, and those not used to grabbing everything they’ve been promised can easily fall into excessive borrowing via easy payment plans, mortgages, car finance and a wallet full of credit cards. A lack of money management skills sends expats into the spiral of more borrowing in order to pay off outstanding loans and other...
6 May at 6 PM 2019

Expat employers in UAE upbeat about 2019 economy

The current year is expected to give more employment opportunities to expats seeking to land jobs in the UAE. As Dubai corporations become more confident of growth during 2019, the expat professionals most in demand will be from the financial, IT and systems administration sectors, especially those with previous experience in data science analysis, digital and cyber security and project management. Also in demand will be expats seeking admin and support roles. According to a recent report, 89 per cent of the UAE’s chief financial...
3 May at 6 PM 2019

UAE five and ten year residency visas now up for grabs

The long-awaited 10-year UAE residency visas for selected expat groupings are now in force. An official announcement implementing the new rules was made last week in Abu Dhabi, confirming the start of the new longer-term residency visas aimed at providing a sense of belonging and stability for valued expat professionals. The five visa categories include real estate investors, researchers, general investors, entrepreneurs, innovators, medical specialists and also outstanding students wishing to gain further qualifications in the...
1 May at 6 PM 2019

Expat job seekers heading for the UAE warned to take note of their visa expiry date

Expatriates looking to use the UAE’s six-month job-seeker visas are being warned to take due note of visa expiry dates or face fines and possible deportation or imprisonment. Those using the visa’s six-months validity to find a job in the emirates should note a sponsor is not needed and that the visa doesn’t’ allow exemption or extension under any circumstances. For those wishing to extend their stays, a sponsor must be found and residency must be transferred, without which the visa holder must leave the country on the due...