Tag Archives: Becoming an expat in the UAE

How to focus on your financial priorities

Many of us muddle through our financial lives, not focusing on what matters the most, so this article is designed to help you sort out your financial priorities. You have probably thought that there are some issues you need to … Continue reading

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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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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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The Benefits of Offshore Banking for Expats

The term offshore, in connection with banking, used to evoke images of tax fugitives or money laundering but in reality offshore banking is a very useful tool for personal money management. Offshore banks are highly regulated and the services on … 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 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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Financial Planning & Tax Seminar for British Expats

On Wednesday 20th June I will be running a seminar for British expats, at the Holborn Assets office in Tecom, Dubai. This will cover general financial planning issues, including wills and I have invited a guest speak, the International Tax … Continue reading

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Guidance for British Expats – updated May 2012

Please note that the information in this post refers to the 2012/13 tax year (6th April 2012 to 5th April 2013) and bear in mind that the proposed Statutory Residency Test should become effective from 6th April 2013.  Information can … Continue reading

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Guidance for British Expats – updated May 2011

This has topic has been updated, so please refer to the current post https://financialuae.me/2012/05/03/guidance-for-british-expats-updated-may-2012/   Taxes British expatriates are generally not liable for UK income tax on their earnings whilst resident in the UAE, but specific rules apply. The date … Continue reading

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