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dubai Expat News

Overseas Health Insurance News: Work begins on Dubai Design District

Expatriates living in Dubai will be used to the changing face of the city and the new developments creeping up all the time.The latest in this long line of constructions is the Dubai Design District, the first phase of which is expected to be completed by 2015.It will fit in beside the Business Bay area and will function as a hub for all things, design, luxury and brand orientated.Ahmed Bin Byat, chief executive officer at Dubai Holding, said: "Dubai Design District ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Expats in Dubai lose taxi sex appeal

Two expatriates in Dubai have lost their appeal against allegations they had sex in the back of a taxi cab in the emirate.Rebecca Blake, a British recruitment executive, and Irishman Connor McRedmond have had their two-month jail terms and 2,000 dirham (£355) upheld by the Cassation Court, reports The National.The pair had originally been handed three-month sentences and fines of 3,000 dirhams by the Misdemeanours Court, but when they took their case to the Appeals Court it was reduced to the slightly ... Read more

Worldwide Medical Insurance News: New Dubai hospital to perform 2,500 joint replacements a year

Expatriates living in Dubai and in need of a joint replacement will be able to get it at the Emirate's newest medical facility when it has been built.The new Burjeel Hospital will have the facilities to perform 2,500 orthopaedic surgeries and joint replacements every year, reports Gulf News.It will be equipped with a state-of-the-art gait analysis lab looking at issues that patients have with walking, giving a particular emphasis to specialised orthopaedic and neuromuscular conditions.Dubai does not just want to provide ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: Dubai Airport now third busiest in the world

Expatriates entering and leaving the United Arab Emirates via Dubai International Airport will find that they are in good company.December was the busiest month of record for the airport, tying up the loose ends for a year that broke all previous passenger numbers for the facility.According to official figures, there was a 13.2 per cent increase in the number of flyers using the airport in 2012, taking the total to 57,684,550 from 50,977,960 the previous year.This puts Dubai International ahead of ... Read more

Expatriate Healthcare News: Disillusioned former expats return to Dubai

Many of those who move to the Middle East to be an expatriate believe that they will do so for just a couple of years and then return home.But recent trends show that after stints enjoying the benefits of year-round sunshine and tax-free wages, those going back to their native countries are finding the situation hard, reports the Telegraph.Knowing that the situation is better in Dubai and surrounding areas, many people returning to Britain and other countries are finding huge job ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: Dubai expats say taxi sex claims a set up

A British woman and an Irish man who were jailed for having sex in the back of a taxi in Dubai have claimed that they were set up after refusing to pay the driver more money.The expatriates are currently going through the appeals process to try and overturn their convictions after the driver gave two different versions of events to police and prosecutors, reports the National.A lawyer representing the pair said: "The driver told police a story then told the prosecutors ... Read more

Expatriate Healthcare News: Dubai beaches among best in the world

Expatriates lucky enough to be living in Dubai will be aware that the destination is famous for its amenities and world-class shopping, but what about its beaches?In the latest list to be published by Lonely Planet on the best beach cities in the world, Dubai has come in at number eight, just behind Tel Aviv and ahead of Miami.It is true that much of the coastline is owned by top-end hotels, but for a small fee most expats can spend a ... Read more

Expatriate Healthcare News: Work to begin on Terminal 1 at Dubai Airport

Work is due to get started on the refurbishment of Terminal 1 at Dubai International Airport within the next few months.Once it has been finished, expatriates can expect an improved passenger experience when they travel in and out of the country.The baggage systems at the airport are due to be upgraded so that they can be screened more efficiently and not hold up the flow of traffic.This will also provide more space for the departures hall, which is to be updated ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: Dubai celebrates New Year with record numbers

The downtown area of Dubai saw record numbers of revellers turn out to see in the New Year with a number of expatriates among them.Each year this part of the city holds a gala and for the first time an estimated 1.7 million people turned out, according to official sources.That is more than the one million who graced Times Square in New York and Dubai's celebrations were also screened to more than two billion people via 1,000 television channels.Mohamed Alabbar, chairman ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: Information in English ubiquitous in Dubai

Expatriates living in Dubai often find that the transition to living in the Emirate is aided by the fact that much information is disseminated in English.National newspapers are published in the language and street signs are usually in English, so that many different demographics can understand them.This is because there are a wide number of citizens from different countries all over the world now living in Dubai and therefore English is used as a common language.There are in fact more than ... Read more
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