Healthy economic prospects thanks to its rich oil reserves, accompanied by tax-free salaries and generous employment packages, have continued to attract expats to the Middle East over the past few decades. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar are amongst the most popular for highly… Read more
Misconceptions and ambiguity still exists among the expatriate community when it comes to the legalities involved in drawing up a last will & testament, whilst residing in the UAE. UAE succession laws dictate how an estate is distributed upon death and also determine the guardianship… Read more
1) Understand that the government works in different ways than you are used to. Seek professional advice to guide you through the bureaucracy, legalities and procedures. The process for company formation is complex and can take several months to complete. 2) Familiarise yourself with the tourist/… Read more
Firstly, there are certain key questions to ask from the outset and these answers will dictate the best method of setting up a company in the UAE: What is your activity and where are your target market? Do you need a physical presence, are you selling products or services? Do you want… Read more
Banking in the UAE may seem very unfamiliar to many expats moving here. You have the choice of both conventional and Islamic banking and, because there is currently no centralised credit scoring system (although it is just being set up), there are many layers of admin you have to deal with to get… Read more
Moving to the United Arab Emirates requires acquainting yourself with new customs and making careful arrangements; and if you’re planning to bring your pets to Dubai or Abu Dhabi, even more research is necessary. The pet import requirements for the UAE may seem overwhelming at first glance, but… Read more
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