Expat Dubai News
Latest 10 news items tagged Dubai
17 Jul at 6 PM 2020
Kind-hearted expatriates based in the UAE are helping the new parents of quadruplets by donating to cover the mounting hospital bills.
After an UAE English language newspaper had featured the Nigerian couple’s struggle to pay for the babies’ delivery, good-hearted expats stepped forward to help the couple by donating cash to cover the mounting hospital bill. It’s now not just the cost of the birth, as the four tiny babies are still in incubators and will need to remain there for at least seven more weeks. At present, the total...
8 Jul at 6 PM 2020
Caring expats living and working in Dubai
are running every day in order to collect donations to be used for financing treatments for sick children whose parents aren’t able to afford the cost.
One expat who’s always enjoyed running has helped turn his passion for the sport into a way to help the less fortunate by volunteering and raising money, with his latest challenge aimed at raising money for the Al Jalila Foundation’s Farah Programme. The charity funds life-saving treatment for children afflicted with cancer, heart disease...
6 Jul at 6 PM 2020
It’s sad but true that one in four expat marriages in the UAE end in divorce.
Expatriates make up as much as 80 per cent of all residents in the United Arab Emirates, so it’s no surprise that expat divorces are a familiar trend in this popular location. When there’s no hope and divorce is the only way forward, many expats don’t realise the UAE’s rules are far different than those in the home country due to their basis on Sharia law. Should jointly owned assets and children be involved, complications can easily ensue and...
30 Jun at 6 PM 2020
Expats trapped outside Thailand by the anti-coronavirus measures have been exchanging information via their own Facebook page.
Now that the long wait is almost over, Western expats with jobs as well those with Thai wives and families will be permitted to return to their homes. Some have been trapped outside the country since the first measures to control the pandemic were introduced almost six months ago, guilty of simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The Facebook ‘Farangs Stranded Abroad Due to Lockdown in Thailand’...
25 Jun at 6 PM 2020
Is this the end of the Dubai
dream for expat professionals?
Prior to the pandemic, Dubai
was the dream destination for expat professionals looking to earn big money and enjoy the glittering city’s luxury lifestyle without financial worries. Nowadays, it’s a totally different story as the same expats, now unemployed, are holding fire sales of their possessions and planning a fast repatriation to the home country.
Due to the lockdown, everything’s for sale including cars, subscriptions to gyms, furniture, electrical goods and...
25 Jun at 6 PM 2020
Expats in the UAE are concerned about their safety and security after dual murders in Dubai
’s reputation as a safe haven for expats and their families has been one reason for its popularity with professionals deciding which job to take. However, as the coronavirus changes the way foreign residents live and severely affects those who’re losing even the most basic of unskilled jobs, expats even in gated communities are being urged to take care.
Last week, Dubai
police reported an Indian couple had been found murdered in...
5 Jun at 6 PM 2020
Expats in Denmark are signalling overall approval over the governmental coronavirus measures.
Although Denmark isn’t a major destination for expat entrepreneurs and professionals, those who’re living and working in the Scandinavian state are more than happy with its reaction to the pandemic. In a small survey conducted by a local English language newspaper, the majority of respondents overwhelmingly approved the protective measures taken. Even so, many also found the past several months economically and socially tricky to...
25 May at 6 PM 2020
Out of all the stories about people trapped where they didn’t want to be due to the pandemic, this illustrates the worldwide chaos caused by governments’ uncoordinated reactions.
On the sixth of March in Dubai
, a pair of expat lovers held their much anticipated wedding and jetted off for their honeymoon in Mexico’s Cancun resort without a care in the world. The epidemic had broken out, but had yet to spread all over the world. As a result, they avoided crowds, but the though of travel restrictions simply didn’t occur....
25 May at 6 PM 2020
is utilising tech to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
As the most forward-looking of all the Gulf States, Dubai
’s focus on science and tech as weapons against the coronavirus pandemic is a demonstration of its progress in the region. Expat and local professionals including epidemiologists and doctors are forming a key part of the country’s fight to limit the effect of the pandemic, using state of the art labs, research centres and hospitals. Solid digital infrastructure is being used every which way to collect and...
15 May at 6 PM 2020
Brit expats are getting ahead of both themselves and common-sense rules at a luxury Emirati resort.
Western expats are flocking to the Hilton Doubletree Resort in Ras Al Khaimah to take advantage of the lack of covid-19 restrictions. One reason is that, even during the alcohol-free month of Ramadan, the resort is still allowed to sell unlimited amounts of booze. Located just an hour’s drive from Dubai
city, dozens of British expats were spotted singing football chants, queuing at the bar and crowding around and in the pool. A senior...