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With the UAE Central Bank increasing its key lending rate yet again, savers and borrowers are left wondering how this move will impact their finances in the near future. Souqalmal.com delves deeper into the subject. Read More
Call them what you may - Loan Sharks, Private Money Lenders, Unlicensed Lenders - These lenders-of-last-resort must be avoided like the plague. If you're struggling to free yourself from the clutches of a loan shark, here are some tips to help you out. Read More
Do you find yourself living paycheck-to-paycheck and barely ending the month with a positive bank balance? It's about time you had a 'financial intervention' and turned that cash deficit into a surplus. Read More
With international-curriculum schools in Dubai charging fees that are nothing less than a small fortune, a new school has come up with an offer that parents may find hard to resist. In an iconic move, Renaissance School is waiving first-term fees for founding parents! Read More
Want to upgrade your eyewear without burning a hole in your wallet? Whatever be your object of desire - Color contact lenses, Sunglasses, Eyeglasses, Prescription Lenses - eyewa, the largest online eyewear store in the Middle East, has just the offer for you! Read More
Can’t wait to rig up your yacht and head out on the pristine turquoise waters of the Gulf? But before you set sail, make sure your yacht is adequately insured. Read More
If you’re planning to set sail into the endless sea, keeping your yacht and its occupants safe would be your top concern. And so, getting the right yacht insurance cover is one aspect of yachting you just can’t ignore. Read More
A shout out to all the sailing enthusiasts out there! Before you brace yourself for the sailing season, it is essential that you carry out the maintenance work needed on your boat. Read More
Sailing season stirs up a lot of excitement among Dubai’s yachting community. But before you prepare to explore the azure, here are a few tips to get your beloved yacht ready to set sail. Read More
To make your insurance as straightforward as possible, complete clarification of the limitations and restrictions in your policy is necessary. Souqalmal.com lists the general exclusions in a Yacht Insurance policy. Read More
For an investment as huge and as treasured as your yacht, obtaining an insurance cover not only affords peace of mind, it makes perfect financial sense. Souqalmal.com helps stipulate the process and parameters of the policy you need based on you, your yacht and where you plan to sail.... Read More
Thinking of buying a Tesla? The elite fleet of automobiles is now available in the UAE for you to get your hands on. But before you do so follow this guide to learn all you need to know about buying a Tesla. Read More
A lot of time, money and effort goes into planning the perfect holiday, and to have it canceled or cut short at the last moment can be the worst feeling. But with travel insurance you can save thousands on travel expenses. Here's how. Read More
An end-to-end online customer journey, instant quotes, and a 20-minute time to policy - Souqalmal.com’s newly launched travel insurance aggregator has got it all. Read More
Myths about money can prompt you to make careless decisions, which in turn can jeopardize your financial stability. Our team has tried to debunk some of the most prevalent financial myths in this article. Make sure you steer clear of them in the future. Read More
Do you feel like you're always lagging behind your financial goals? Whatever be your end goal - Becoming debt-free, securing a comfortable retirement, or simply getting better at budgeting - These personal finance books, shortlisted by our team, will give you a great start. Read More
Want to plan your dream wedding, but have a tight budget to work with? Fret not! A bit of creative thinking can help you keep the cost of your wedding low, without compromising on the experience. Here are a few wedding planning tips that can help you stay on-budget. Read More
Being a new parent can be overwhelming, both emotionally and financially. The welfare of your little one becomes a priority and everything from healthcare to education requires careful planning. Consider these money management tips to help you take on (and ace) the role of a financially responsible parent. Read More
Does it make sense to concentrate on early debt settlement or risk investing, letting debt repayment run its course? Living paycheck to paycheck, you might find yourself caught in this financial dilemma. Souqalmal.com helps you figure out if there’s a right answer. Read More
Home maintenance can derail your finances, especially if you don't budget for unforeseen expenses. It's a good idea to set aside some money in case you have to deal with any repairs or damages in the future. Follow these 7 tips for on-budget home maintenance. Read More
Are you ready for the school season? With schools reopening soon, you may be feeling the financial stress that comes with the annual ritual of purchasing school supplies. Follow these tips to help you plan your budget for this back-to-school season. Read More
In this digital era, with virtual money flying out of your pockets, it is difficult to keep a tab on your finances. Souqalmal.com takes you back to the basics explaining the traditional envelope system of budgeting and how to make it work for you in 2018. Read More
Have you been splurging this summer? When it comes to celebrations and festivities, sticking to a planned budget can be difficult. Why not follow these few tips to help you recover from a busted budget. Read More
Using your credit or debit card abroad? Beware of the conversion trap called 'Dynamic Currency Conversion'. We explain how it works and why paying in Dirhams could end up being a costly mistake for you. Read More
As Eid Al Adha arrives, families and friends will come together to share happiness and prosperity by exchanging gifts. But if you are still looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones, don't worry! These exciting gift ideas and offers will surely leave a lasting impression without burning... Read More
Budgeting is one of the smartest financial decisions you can make. But even the best devised budgets can have loopholes. Souqalmal.com rounds up the mistakes that can make all the difference between a great budget and one that may be a deal breaker. Read More
As a member of the exclusive Ferrari owners’ club, car insurance should be the most critical factor for you to consider. With such an elite vehicle at stake, ensuring you get the right level of cover is key. Souqalmal.com summarizes the best ways to obtain an insurance plan as... Read More
Thinking of renewing your car registration? With registration services online, car owners can now renew their car registration effortlessly and in a timely manner. Follow these simple steps to renew your registration without any struggles. Read More
Are you aware of all the traffic fines in Dubai? Traffic violations don't just put you and others in harm's way, but also translate into expensive penalties. Here's a round-up of some of the traffic fines you must remember to avoid while behind the wheel. Read More
Are you all packed for a new holiday destination? Travelling can be an exciting experience until you fall for travel scams that can deceive you, turning your vacation into a miserable one. Learn how you can avoid falling for these 5 travel scams. Read More
With the cost of car insurance premiums skyrocketing, you need a hands-on approach towards obtaining the cheapest, most suitable deal. Souqalmal.com 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
With low interest rates and the prospect of debt consolidation, balance transfer can prove to be a potential debt lifesaver. Souqalmal.com outlines how to use balance transfer to your best advantage. Read More
How tech-savvy online shoppers are looking beyond borders for the best deals. Read More
Dubai Airport Free Zone has revealed it's plans to create the world's first B2B smart commerce for businesses in the UAE. Read More
Moving overseas does not mean you leave your debt behind in the UAE. You take it with you. Souqalmal.com rounds up simple ways to help you manage your financial obligations from abroad. Read More
UAE residents can look forward to exciting sales in this year's Dubai Summer Surprises from June 22 to August 4. Read More
Banks across the UAE offer exclusive privileges to credit card holders and exciting deals on new credit card applications during Ramadan. Here is our pick of the top credit card deals on the market. Read More
Are you struggling with unsettled debts? Paying your debts requires persistent focus, motivation and determination.  But it can be overwhelming if you are trying to pay off your debts in one go and without a clear strategy. Here are 5 steps you can learn to successfully pay off your debt in no... Read More
The benefits of Air Miles just got better. You can now use your air miles to purchase property in the UAE. Read More
Are you thinking about investing your money and wondering if you should enlist the help of a financial advisor or try the DIY approach? Souqalmal.com team sheds light on the highs and lows of hiring a professional. Read More
It’s the time of the year when car distributors across the country offer the most attractive car deals. Here is our roundup of the best UAE car offers up for grabs this Ramadan. Read More
Souqalmal’s 2018 bank satisfaction survey is a reflection of how pleased customers are with their banking experience. Here are the results! 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
"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. Souqalmal.com 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
Flooding is not a common scene in the UAE but when it does happen during seasons...Do Insurance providers cover the damaged cars or not? Read More
We explain how the finer details of a Car Insurance policy as well as its limitations and conditions, can be found within the small print. Read More
Wondering if you need Home Contents insurance? Think about how you would cope if you lost your valuables due to a robbery or a fire. Read More
Many retailers, banks and telecom companies in the UAE offer deals on the iPhone X. We help summarize the different offerings in the UAE... Read More
How and when do Credit Card Interests get charged? Here's a simple summary on the interest calculated on Credit Cards. Read More
Being a stay-at-home mum is no easy task, with mums managing multiple tasks in their households. We found out how much it would cost to outsource a stay-at-home mum's work and the results may surprise you. 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
Ambareen Musa points out the seven questions you must ask before you pick your Health Insurance in the UAE and sign your policy. Read More
We summarize the top five tips on how to systematically save for a down payment on your house and the ways to fund it. 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
Monthly payment for your Car Insurance? Yes, you can now with Souqalmal.com allow customers to pay their Car Insurance over a 12 months period. Read More
Clueless about how to invest in the stock market? To help you navigate through it we've summarized some tips on how to go about it carefully. Read More
Bitcoin fraud comes in different shapes and sizes. Here are a few common types of scams that you must be aware of Read More
"Prorated" Health Insurance packages for residents of the UAE have now been linked with Visa renewals and duration. Read More
We've listed down some tips to help you get down to business, define your financial goals, and start working towards them. 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
Constantly not paying your Credit Card outstanding in time? Here are the consequences of having a credit card debt in the UAE Read More
Looking for some pocket-friendly inspiration this Valentine's Day? Here are some of these offers from credit card providers in 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
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
Riyad Taqnia Fund's landmark investment into Souqalmal.com has been named the “ Cross Border Deal of the Year ” by the Islamic Finance Awards! Read More
We summarized the regulations that govern your personal loan eligibility and the things you must do before submitting your loan application. Read More
How do you create a household budget that's right for your needs and your way of life, without compromising on the end goal to save money? 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
We’ve shortlisted four simple ways your credit card can turn into your ally and save you more money. Read More
If you’re considering investing in Bitcoin, here are four reasons you should rethink your decision 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
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
If you’ve ever wondered how your vehicle value impacts your insurance quote, here’s a simple explanation of how it can. Read More
How do you make financial resolutions stick this 2018? Here's what Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com had to say about it 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
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
The bits you need to be aware of to wipe your driving slate clean and start afresh with a spotless driving record. Read More
ِِAnswers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the implementation of VAT, and which products and services are exempt from it. Read More
Souqalmal's Seven-Point checklist to help you decide the right health insurance product for you and your family. Read More
Market studies from the first quarter of 2017 suggest that rents are still seeing a downward pressure, continuing the trend of sluggish growth from last year. 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 Souqalmal.com, the UAE’s leading comparison website. Read More
Motor shows give car enthusiasts adrenaline boost in huge amounts. Dubai Motor Show 2017 was a massive hit as it focused on future of technology. 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
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