Health and country information for expats in the Emirates

    Whether you're working or living in the United Arab Emirates, you want the reassurance of knowing that you would be able to get the best medical treatment and care if anything should happen to you or your family.

    With AXA PPP International, you can be confident that your healthcare needs are taken care of: we'll make sure you have fast access to medical treatment at quality-assessed private hospitals.

    Giving you access to high-quality treatment

    Healthcare standards in the UAE are high, and are continuing to improve with many medical professionals speaking English. However, private medical insurance is a must for foreign nationals. Together with our partner, AXA Gulf, we have set up a network of around 30 healthcare providers, who meet high assessment standards from independent quality assessors such a JCI.

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Expat social life in Dubai and the UAE

It isn’t just the business opportunities that attract so many people to the UAE every year.

UAE jobs lure 60% of expats

Six in 10 expats in the UAE move there to better their employment prospects.

Qatar study turns off expats

Those with a dream of heading to Qatar to study may have to think again.

UAE culture and customs

Despite the disproportionate amount of expats in the UAE, there is a clear code of conduct that needs to be observed.

Preparing for the United Arab Emirates

The UAE has been attracting expats for many years now – to the point where more than 85% of the population are foreign nationals.

Managing money in the United Arab Emirates

With such a high proportion of expats in the UAE, local banks generally welcome the custom of foreign nationals.

Choosing accommodation in the United Arab Emirates

Finding somewhere to live is likely to be your first big decision when you move the UAE.

Dubai health insurance compulsory

Dubai has recently been announced that from January 2014 onwards medical insurance will be mandatory.

Dubai heat 'too much' for expats

Soaring temperatures and extremely high humidity levels mean it is extremely hard to stay focussed.