So, you are new(ish) to Dubai or possibly planning to relocate to Dubai in the near future? We are happy that you have found our blog, Expat Echo Dubai. Hopefully, you will find it a helpful resource during your settling in process into this unique city.
First of all, let me start by the obvious. Dubai is unlike any other city in the world. It’s very likely that you will be relocating here from some place very, very different. Do not fear. Don’t let the glitz, glam or size scare you. (more…)
When you become an expat you change many aspects of your life – your job, your hobbies, your lifestyle, your marital and home-ownership status. These issues have a bearing on your life insurance and critical illness policies as they are all factors considered by your insurer to work out how much your premium will cost to insure you.
So when anything changes you are absolutely obliged to tell your insurance company so that they can review your premium. If you fail to inform them and a claim is made, they will look at the factors that have changed and which they have not been informed about and unfortunately may use them as an excuse not to pay out. Read more
Competitive compensation will be offered. This is a great chance to make good use of all the knowledge you have gained over the years living in Dubai. Read more
With so many serviced apartments on offer throughout Dubai, in both business and leisure locations, you are sure to find a serviced apartment that fits your needs and budget. Of course, all basic factors like type, size, place and luxury affect the rates. Generally speaking the longer you stay, the better value the price is.
Here are just some of the serviced apartments in Dubai: Read more
Thursday June 6 will be a paid official holiday for all workers of private sector companies and enterprises nationwide to observe the anniversary of Isra Wal Miraj, according to a circular issued by Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labour. Read more
After signing your contract for your new job in Dubai one of the first challenges you are faced with is finding a property. Whether you are lucky enough to have a relocation agent alongside you or are undertaking to tackle this task alone, you will immediately notice that properties are advertised with an annual cost and an associated number of cheques. What does this mean? Read more
Moving from one place to another, with all your household items can be a highly demanding task. Look around your home. There are so many things to pack, from small items like dishes and books, to large pieces of furniture. And furthermore, it is not only the packing that would take so much time and hard work, but unpacking at your destination as well. Read more