Insurance Guides

Can you trust insurance middlemen to give you impartial advice? Do they offer you the insurance policy that's right for you, or right for them? Souqalmal digs deeper to reveal exactly what it is that middlemen don't want you to know. Read More
Direct Billing anywhere in the world is a key - do you have enough funds to pay for medical care outside the UAE and wait for the insurance provider to pay you back? Read More
To switch or not to switch, that's the question! Are you weighing the pros and cons of taking your car insurance relationship elsewhere? We help you decide whether the move will benefit you or not... Read More
Do you know what can take your car insurance from HERO to ZERO? Overlooking its finer details before you sign up. We've gone through the small print extensively to reveal some of the most common limitations of car insurance policies. Read More
Souqalmal has launched a fast, straightforward and safe way of buying your insurance directly from insurance providers. We're putting you back in control and here's how... Read More
Souqalmal introduces its virtual SME Insurance platform, where business owners can search for, compare and purchase the most crucial and mandatory business insurance plans online. Read More
Souqalmal launched its monthly payment service for car insurance just over a month back. And the response from our customers has been nothing short of great. We take a look at what some of our customers thought about the service... Read More
The Souqalmal team brings innovation to the insurance industry, with an aim to support residents reeling under the financial impact of the Covid-19 crisis Read More
With the Coronavirus outbreak spreading across the world like wildfire, it is important to know if your travel insurance will protect you, and to what extent. Read More
Takaful is an Islamic alternative to conventional insurance. But do you understand how Takaful plans really work? We break down the concept for you, and also take a look at the UAE Takaful market. Read More’s latest survey uncovers widespread lack of awareness around rain and flood coverage under UAE car insurance policies. Read More
Planning a trip to Europe? We help you lock down your Schengen visa and mandatory travel insurance to ensure you have a smooth fuss-free holiday! Read More
You know what's better than hanging out with your besties - Going on a holiday with all of them! We explain why it's a great, super-fun and seriously budget-friendly idea to travel overseas in a group. Read More
Under what circumstances is your car declared a 'total loss'? And what happens thereafter? Here's what that scary sounding term actually means and how it impacts your car in terms of insurance. Read More
The Dubai Health Authority has now made it mandatory for all health insurance providers to cover a newborn child at birth. Read more about what the new directive includes... Read More
Are you looking to escape the UAE's soaring temperatures and jet off to an exotic destination? Look no further. Laura Cretney from the Pink Jinn blog rounds up 5 cool getaways you can explore this summer. Read More
Most (if not all) health resolutions are notoriously difficult to accomplish. We've shortlisted seven practical resolutions you can actually commit to without losing motivation half way through. Read More
Is a cruise over the deep blue sea your idea of the perfect holiday? An international cruise is a spectacular way to see the world, but there's also a lot that could go wrong on one. Find out where the risks lie and how to protect yourself. Read More
Are you still wasting your precious time, money and effort buying car insurance the traditional way? It's about time you switch to online car insurance purchase. Here's why... Read More
Your health insurance plan is getting more expensive year after year - Wonder why? We've rounded up some lesser known reasons behind health insurance premium hikes. Read More
Are you aching to go on vacation, but have a budget that's too restrictive? Don't worry - We've shortlisted 7 travel destinations that'll fit right within your budget. Have a look! Read More
Insurance, be it for your life, home or car, isn't a mere box that must be checked off your to-do list. Here are the five type of insurance covers you just can't do without, and why they're all critical decisions worth thinking through. Read More
Your home is more than just four walls and carefully picked out furniture – It is a sanctuary that provides safety and comfort. Find it how the right home insurance policy can safeguard your home against countless mishaps. Read More
Buying health insurance is more than just fulfilling a mandatory requirement. We take a look at the many benefits of choosing an adequate health insurance cover. Read More
The UAE Insurance Authority is all set to introduce new regulations that will make sale of life insurance policies and their fee structure more transparent. Here's what you need to know about the proposed changes. Read More
Disasters often strike without warning. If you're a tenant in the UAE, a home contents insurance plan should be on top of your list of must-haves. Here's why... Read More
Do you consider yourself a safe driver? Most people think they're great drivers, but many are guilty of throwing caution to the wind without even realizing it. Find out if you are making these common driving mistakes while behind the wheel. Read More
Basic health insurance in Dubai has received a major upgrade! The Essential Benefits Plan will now cover the cost of screening and treatment for three types of cancer and Hepatitis C. Read More
Looking to buy your first-ever car insurance policy? Instead of buying the first policy you come across, make sure you do your homework and make an informed decision that you won't regret. Read More
Most of us understand the importance of buying life insurance, but believe it or not, over 50% of UAE residents are still not covered! The Souqalmal team breaks down the how, what and why of life insurance... Read More
Are your trips to the car garage becoming more frequent? Are you thinking of replacing your car, but aren't sure if you can afford the switch? We've shortlisted some tips to help you decide. Read More
UAE's most trusted insurance comparison website has now added 'Bike Insurance' to its ever-growing list of comparison services. Want to buy cheap bike insurance without compromising on the benefits? Look no further! Read More
A road warrior, collector or enthusiast, whatever category you fall into, it is essential to acquire an appropriate motorcycle insurance cover before you hop on the saddle. clarifies all you need to know about insuring your bike in the UAE. Read More
To get the maximum possible benefit from your insurance policy, you should have a clear understanding of what is excluded and what could void your cover. breaks down the small print in your Bike Insurance policy. Read More
It’s the time of the year when enthusiasts blow the dirt off their bikes and prepare to experience the joy of riding. But before you hit the road, read through these safety and maintenance tips every rider must know and follow. Read More
When it comes to travel insurance, one size does not fit all! We take a look at the variants that most UAE insurers offer, and help you decide what will work best for you. Read More
UAE residents are being more cost conscious about where they are putting their money, especially with regards to paying for car insurance. Read More
With the cost of car insurance premiums skyrocketing, you need a hands-on approach towards obtaining the cheapest, most suitable deal. summarizes 10 of the best ways to drive down the cost of your next car insurance premium. Read More
Can’t seem to wrap your head around your unusually high car insurance premium? Find out why your car insurance premium may be higher than others, and what you can do to remedy this. Read More
Looking for a way to reduce the cost your traffic fines? Abu Dhabi introduced a 25% discount on parking fines for motorists who pay their fines within 30 days of issuance. Find out more about the discount. Read More
The ultimate Souqalmal guide to all there is to know about Car Insurance in the UAE from quotes and premiums to the common exclusions and the documents required. Read More
We break down the different and various Car Insurance types offered in the UAE and the common add-ons and exclusions in policies. Read More
Other than the type of coverage you select for your car (TPL or Comprehensive), there are other factors that determine car insurance rates... Read More
We help summarize what you should be looking out for when buying car insurance in the UAE and the must do's when picking your policy. Read More
Luxury car insurance provides insurance cover to a certain category of cars that are more expensive than most of the cars. Find out the insurance coverage required and the top luxury car insurance providers. Read More
The maternity cover in your health insurance guarantees financial protection for the expecting mother and her newborn. Read on to learn the "Ins and Outs" of your maternity cover in the UAE. Read More
"No Claims Discount" can help you save big bucks on your car insurance premium. We elucidate how it works and how much you can save! Read More
Ignoring the details of your car insurance policy may not only lead to several financial disappointments but can also lead to... Read More
Ancillary options improve the basic coverage offered by car insurance policies. helps summarize five of the most lucrative car insurance add-ons. Read More
While you might have bargained for a good price to get a cheap car insurance, have you checked your policy for payments at the time of a claim? Read More
Landed a great price on your Car Insurance policy? Here's how you might have been misled and how your Car Value could be affected in the process. Read More
Heading into the desert on your favorite Off-Road route? You might want to check your Car Insurance policy... Read More
Want to cut the costs on your next home insurance policy? Here are five tips to help you save money on your home insurance premium. Read More
Here are some tips to help you choose the right private health insurance cover for yourself and your dependents. Read More
Here’s everything you need to know about property and casualty insurance and how it could be of relevance to you and your business. Read More
Renting in Dubai and haven't yet considered getting home insurance? We help break down the types of insurance covers offered by in the UAE. Read More
Here’s why you absolutely need travel insurance coverage. We’ve compiled a list of scenarios where it can come to your rescue: Read More
The ISAHD initiative by the Dubai Government aims to bring healthcare services in the Emirate at par with international standards, Here’s how… Read More
Here are the five types of insurance policies everyone should have to guarantee peace of mind in a world of uncertainty. Read More
For many residents in the UAE, owning more than one car is very common. Here's how to insure multiple cars in the UAE while cutting cost corners. Read More
Does your insurance company cover you for chronic conditions? What does the UAE law say about this matter... Read More
Under the Thiqa programme, Abu Dhabi Government provides full medical coverage for all UAE nationals living in Abu Dhabi. Read More
The effect of VAT on Healthcare and Health Insurance is one of the frequently asked questions that is asked by the residents of the UAE. Read More
Credit cards offering travel insurance coverage could potentially save you thousands of dirhams on your next trip.Here's how! Read More
Getting health insurance in Dubai isn’t optional any more. If you’ve been following the news over the last year, you’ll know that health insurance is a mandatory requirement for all Dubai residents. Read More
To most of us, car insurance isn’t a topic we stop and think about. But if you’re going to be spending thousands of your hard-earned dirhams on buying car insurance year after year, it isn’t a topic you should be ignoring. Read More
Adding further momentum to their digital expansion, Takaful Emarat (the Company), has just signed a partnership with, the UAE’s leading comparison website. Read More
Don’t think travel insurance is worth the money? Before you jump to any conclusions, take a look at some of the benefits or covers that you get with a standard policy in the UAE. Read More
Nothing matches the joy of traveling the world and going on spontaneous trips, but how do you go about the unexpected list of situations that could go wrong on your holiday? Read More
Health insurance is not just a basic need applicable on yourself, it extends to your family members and dependents as well. Being mandatory in the UAE, certain factors are to be considered while picking your health insurance. Read More
So you've decided to get life insurance - Which plan would you opt for - term insurance, whole life, endowment, or a pension plan? We help you navigate your options... Read More
Relieved that your house is protected from unexpected calamities? Wait a minute, there's a chance your home insurance claim will be rejected if you make these expensive mistakes. Read More
Home Insurance is a must to be able to claim for damages in case of an unfortunate event. But does it protect you against all possible risks? Read More
Does your company own multiple vehicles? Motor fleet insurance could end up being a far better option than individually insuring all the vehicles on your fleet. Find out how. Read More
According to newly introduced regulations, drivers in Dubai will soon be able to rent cars on an hourly basis. New car insurance laws too, are all set to offer enhanced coverage to car owners in the country. Read More
Looking for the right home insurance policy? With so many home insurance myths circulating around, don't believe everything you hear. We list the most commonly discussed misconceptions, to help you steer clear of them. Read More
We all know that home insurance protects our home and gives us complete peace of mind. But do you know what a home insurance policy actually looks like? Read More
Most of us know the standard features of a travel insurance policy. But there's more to your policy than just flight & baggage delays, medical expenses and missed departures! Here are five interesting travel insurance covers you probably didn’t even know existed! Read More
If you're renting in Dubai and haven't yet considered getting home contents insurance, it's time you did! While it is the landlords' responsibility to insure the building or premises, it is solely the tenants' responsibility to protect their belongings. Read More
Want to sell your car, but don't know whether to do so privately or through a dealership? We break down the pros and cons of both, so you can figure out the best option for yourself. Read More
Want to make sure you're paying for a car insurance policy which suits your needs and is not over your budget? Check out important questions you should definitely ask before getting a comprehensive car insurance policy. Read More
Effective communication between you and your insurance provider can determine your motor insurance claim. Here are some of the do's and don’ts every motor insurance holder must follow. Read More
Don't want your insurance claim to get rejected. Before investing into a policy, make sure you know which features are a part of your policy. Find out which benefits can be part of your policy and what they will cover. Read More
Trying to reduce the cost of your car insurance? Don't ignore these extensions to your comprehensive motor insurance as it can help you save money in the long-run. Read More
Be wary of car insurance myths as you don't want to invest into a policy which is not right for you. Find out about the most commonly circulated myths about motor insurance to save in the long run. Read More
Are you shopping around for a car insurance policy? Make sure you select one which suits your needs and doesn't burn a hole in your pocket. Here are a few tips which can help you save. Read More
A look at what you can do if you ever find yourself in a situation where you have lost your passport or it is stolen. Read More
Travel insurance is generally left off the list when people travel, but it’s a life-saver if something goes wrong. Here's why. Read More
A faulty pipe or ignored leak can cause massive damage. Before going on holiday, take steps to protect your home and contents from flooding. Read More
If you are heading into the desert on your favourite off-road route anytime soon, you might want to check your motor insurance policy. Read More
Home contents insurance is something to think about sooner rather than later. While the risk of burglary may be low, fire and flood risks are quite high. Read More
We have a full guide to home insurance but these are the top things to know if you don't have time to read it. Now go compare! Read More