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Cruising for rent-a-car deals in the UAE? Look no further. Rental Cars UAE pride themselves on providing exceptional travel experience for tourists and long term renters alike. Read More
Moving to a new apartment can be exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. Here's a handy guide to help you prepare for and manage the relocation and living expenses up ahead. Read More
With VoIP calls banned in the UAE, are you still looking for budget-friendly alternatives to stay in touch with your loved ones back home? Look no further! We've gathered all the information you need about internet calling services in the UAE, right here. Read More
UAE Central Bank has announced that it will be placing new caps on the certain fees that banks can charge their customers in the UAE. Read More
Moving overseas does not mean you leave your debt behind in the UAE. You take it with you. rounds up simple ways to help you manage your financial obligations from abroad. Read More
In a surprise announcement earlier this week, the UAE Cabinet approved the issuance of a 10 Year Residence Visa for specific professions. 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
Want to live permanently in the UAE? Obtaining a Dubai Visa Residency for Property Owners is a way to go.Learn more about the requirements... Read More
From February 4th, 2018, it has become mandatory to procure a ‘ Good Conduct Certificate ’ to obtain a UAE visa and work permit. Read More
We’ve prepared a checklist so you don’t miss out on any of these important must-dos before leaving the UAE Read More
A month into 2018, things are still some way unclear for residents of the UAE regarding the VAT implementation.Will VAT impact your car sale? Read More
Four simple and effective ways to help improve your financial situation in 2018. Here’s what you need to stop wasting your money on this year 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
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
Planning to travel solo to Dubai, or seeing a family member or friend. Here’s what you must know about securing a UAE visa before you travel. Read More
It's the time of the year again! We’ve helped put together a list of the DSF-Dubai Shopping Festival biggest offers for the Year 2018! Read More
Winter has arrived and it’s finally time to go out and have fun. If you are able to save your money, it even better. Here are a few things you can do to spend on budget: Read More
If you’re a single young kid living in the UAE you probably know what it’s like to be career oriented and financially independent. But are you as financially responsible as you are financially independent? Results from the BlackRock Global Investor Pulse Survey released earlier this year showed that only 42... Read More
Increasing the possibility of meeting the right people at the right time. Here is a drop-down list of November events happening in Dubai. Also, with the Flag day celebration falling on November 2, the month gives a lot of reasons to be happy. Read More
It is predicted that the smart city market will increase from over a whopping $400 to $1.5 trillion. The initiative will give way for the city to become the prime torchbearer of the field. Read More
Leaving your parents' home to set out on your own? Here's how you can prepare yourself financially for the big move... 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
With just about three months left before VAT hits the UAE, have you assessed how the new tax regime will impact life as you know it in the UAE? Read More
Digital wallets and contactless payments are all the talk these days. Here we take a look at how UAE banks, telecom companies and payment service providers are adopting the cashless card-less trend. Read More
Have you heard about the Essential Benefits Plan (EBP) for health insurance? Here's everything you need to know about the EBP - Who it's for, how much it costs, what it covers, and how to apply for it... Read More
There are numerous ways to send money from the UAE - Bank transfers, exchange houses and online brokerages. Make sure you shop around to get the best deal. Read More
There are several mistakes that UAE expats make, which could adversely impact their finances, budgets and lifestyles. Here's a look at six of the most common mistakes expats are guilty of making. Read More
Find out more about goods in transit insurance and how it can protect you from financial loss if your property is lost, damaged, or destroyed while off premises and in transit. Read More
Moving the contents of your home to a new one? You might need to hire a removal company to help you out. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind before hiring one. Read More
A number of new labour laws announced in the UAE have recently come into effect, impacting employees, job seekers and businesses of all sizes. Read More
News of Value Added Tax (VAT) and Corporation Tax has dominated the headlines in recent weeks. Find out what are the implications for UAE residents. Read More
Whether you're transferring large sums to yourself or another customer, find out money transfer options available to residents in the UAE. Read More
Which questions you should ask as a tenant? We go over everything from location to lay-out to help you pick the best accommodation for your needs. Read More
Looking to ship your car into Dubai? Find out the procedure and documents required to import your car. Read More
What are the kind of costs a prospective tenant should expect to pay and budget for, when taking up an apartment or villa on lease? Read More
There are so many factors to consider when buying a car. Where do you start? Read More
From your job search to the point you start going for interviews - make yourself more attractive to potential employers Read More
When choosing a new bank account you should ask a few questions and do some comparisons on these points. Read More
How to find the right bank account for you? Here is a guide to the different kinds of banking accounts. Read More
Looking for jobs in the UAE? Here's how you can hunt for jobs and figure out how to get your paperwork in order. Read More
If you are an expat, you will need a residency visa to live in the UAE - but what visa options do you have if you want to work? Read More
Are you moving to the UAE? Here's everything you need to know about getting around town, from public transport to car rentals. Read More
Hiring a maid from an agency means not having to worry about a visa or legalities. We list some of the many UAE agencies and hourly costs. Read More
Before you shell out for sponsorship, you'll need to find the right person to hire as your helper - know what questions to ask. Read More
The remittance market is big business - but watch out for exchange rates, transfer rates and back end fees. Read More
Expat blogs pay a vital role in helping the newcomer settle into a new way of life and fit into a new community - we explore 15. Read More
Plan your move to Dubai in advance - finding a villa or apartment should be less complicated with our quick tips and area guide. Read More
Relocating to the UAE? Here’s your cut-out-and-keep guide to making the big move to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah or any of the other northern emirates. Read More
Du and Etisalat customers can use various mobile commands to transfer credit, unsubscribe to spam SMS, send call requests and much more. Below is a list of helpful commands and codes you can use. Table: List of commands/ SMS for Du customers Description Command Customer Care Dial 155 Transfer... Read More
If you have recently moved or are moving to Dubai soon, you will probably be surprised by the difference in the financial system between here and your home country. But help is at hand. Read More
When people are moving overseas, there are numerous issues to address - like location, housing and schooling. But don't forget finances. Read More