Expat Uae News

Latest 10 news items tagged Uae

3 Jul at 6 PM 2019

How do expats in Dubai stand the summer heat?

When the emirates are mentioned to potential expats, exotic images of camels, sand dunes, upscale shopping malls, eye-wateringly high salaries and luxury residences spring immediately to mind. In many ways, the vision is true, but there’s far more to Dubai and its surroundings than meets the eye, as newly-arrived expatriates soon find out. However, there’s one issue which causes concern to those from temperate climes – the summer heat. Peak summer temperatures arrive in July along with very dry air, soaring as high as 49 degrees...
2 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Survey takes on male expats’ concerns over local healthcare

It’s unusual to have a survey created just for men, but the results of this study are somewhat of a surprise. In expat-aimed media nowadays, there’s a huge focus on private health insurance, its high cost and the possibility of the small print preventing a payout. Healthcare for expats has always been a controversial subject, as premiums tend to be massaged upwards and care given can be less than expected or needed. Interestingly, the results of a recent study of male expats living overseas revealed a majority of respondents...
27 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Organising your finances as an expat in the UAE

A recent survey undertaken by a credit car provider and the UAE’s Al Etihad Credit Bureau examined expatriates’ savings habits. Many expats who find themselves in a job with a more than generous salary and perks often don’t provide for their long-term futures by defining the difference between wants and needs. The study showed almost all respondents were saving, with 59 per cent happy with their nest eggs, but just 23 per cent expressed confidence over their financial futures. It would seem that basic budgeting isn’t a...
26 Jun at 6 PM 2019

UAE gold card residency visa scheme welcomes Indian expat applicants

As the Saudi green card residency scheme gets underway, the UAE’s version now has 400 expat gold-card residency visa holders. Last month saw the unveiling of the UAE’s 10-year renewable permanent residency visa, granted to date to some 400 wealthy expatriates, all of whom along with their families can now enjoy freedom of movement, employ three workers and get a residency permit for a senior manager, advisor or employee. Those in line for the visa must be ‘exceptional professionals’ in sectors including science, art...
26 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Most British expats in Gulf States reject returning to the UK

Only one in every three British expatriates living and working in the UAE have the intention of eventually returning to the UK. As the result of a survey based on British expat intentions regarding a return to the UK shows, the message is now loud and clear – no way! Almost 75 per cent of Gulf-based respondents are either somewhat or very concerned over the effects of Brexit on the UK economy and the lives of its resident citizens. The conclusion is obvious – a good selection of Britain’s brightest and best is more than happy...
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...