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A new survey has shown nearly a half of expats moving to the UAE don’t have enough practical information. A third found the relocation process more difficult than they expected, according to the research from Zurich, an international insurance company. The survey of 775 expatriates in the UAE was conducted by YouGov, and found the […]

The total number of employees on international assignments has stayed relatively stable over the last few years. However, the number of global nomads (people who move from country to country on multiple assignments) and long-term expats has increased. This is creating challenges for employers when it comes to providing expatriate benefits. According to Mercer’s 2011/2012 […]

Despite the ongoing global economic crisis, companies are increasing the number of employees they send abroad. According to the 2012 Global Relocation Trends Survey report, overseas assignments increased at 64 percent of companies in 2011, compared with 43 percent the previous year. Among these companies 63 percent expect this trend to continue in 2012. This […]

The United Arab Emirates, and in particular Dubai, has long been a top destination for professional expatriates. But now, the rising cost of living is impacting on the lives of expats across the region. The cost of rent has fallen slightly, but the cost of everything else is rising. This includes groceries, utilities, school fees, […]

Exercising, cooking, health checks, many things have been made easier with the advent of new apps. For employees or clients relocating abroad the stress levels can be high. Consider using one of these mobile phone apps to aid in the relocation process. 1. Moving List – An app for iPhone and iPod Touch, it contains […]

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