Tag Archives: Becoming an expat in the UAE

Need to know: New to Dubai? Important financial information

This is not a complete guide to setting up in Dubai but one that gives an overview of many of the financial, and some of the legal, issues of which new residents need to be aware. Your ability to live … Continue reading

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The financial mistakes that you really want to avoid

Everyone moves to the UAE with the best of intentions but it is easy to get side-tracked by the attractions, the fun and sun and forget that you planned to be sensible. The laws here are also very different to … Continue reading

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UAE Public Holidays for 2017

These are the official dates of public holidays for the UAE for the coming year so you can make a note in your diary now and plan ahead. Actual days off work for both the public and private sector will … Continue reading

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New to Dubai? A very useful event just for you.

If you are new to Dubai then you’ll already know that life here is quite different to being in your home country so make a note in your diary to come along to a helpful presentation to get you up … Continue reading

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News: Increased DEWA charges

There seems to have been little coverage of this in the press, but with effect from 21st September 2014, DEWA (Dubai Electricity & Water Authority) has increased the security deposits required on  taking up residency in a property.

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Information on the new UK Statutory Residency Test

A few years ago the UK Government in conjunction with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced that they would be introducing a new residence test. The intention was to clarify the status of people both leaving and arriving in … Continue reading

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Sharia Law and Your Money

Whilst most people are aware that Sharia law is the legal framework used in the GCC countries, not all expats have realised that this can affect them and their money. Did you know that on death your account and assets can be … Continue reading

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