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Moving to Dubai: a checklist

A sprawling desert city crowned with gleaming high-rises, the modern city of Dubai symbolises middle-eastern ambition. With its modern foundations built upon the dried-out riverbed of a tiny fishing village, Dubai is a hive of innovation, diversity and opportunity and, with its beautiful sandy coastline, is an attractive location for a global community of expats.

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Managing a long-term condition

Having a chronic condition shouldn’t stand in your way of pursuing a life overseas. But what research should you do before you leave and what questions need to be asked?

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How does physical activity affect your health?

How important is it to stay active as we age and what kind of activity brings the most benefits?

What is driving up the cost of global healthcare?

According to Willis Towers Watson’s 2017 Global Medical Trends Survey Report, the trend in average global medical investments went up 7.8% in 2017 and most countries expect it to continue to rise between 2.4 and 7.5% a year until 2020.

Take care of your family’s tomorrow, today

Help protect your family financially if something happens to you.

Tired all the time? How to get better sleep

Sleep deprivation is a key global issue that is having a particular impact in east Asian cities.

Your guide to malaria protection

Malaria prevention has always been a consideration for expats and travellers alike, but there have been reports of a treatment-resistant strain of the disease gradually sweeping through Southeast Asia.

Keeping active in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has the highest activity level in the world according to the World Health Organization, but there are growing concerns that physical fitness levels in the region are on the wane. Westernised influence of high-fat, sugary foods and long, sedentary working hours in front of computer screens are the main reasons for this concern.

How expats in Thailand can reduce sugar intake

How much sugar do you consume? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), six teaspoons per day is the recommended daily allowance. Thailand’s daily sugar consumption is more than four times that level, and is contributing towards Thailand’s rising health problems.

Expat life: managing stress in Hong Kong

Becoming an expat in Hong Kong is an exciting prospect, but living in the city can bring mental challenges and worries for expats. How can you manage the potential stress of making a move?

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How to relocate as an expat with children

We meet three expats who moved abroad and brought their kids with them. They share the challenges they faced and what they have learned.

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Keeping insurance relevant to expats

In the 25 years William Russell has provided expat health, life and income protection insurance, the needs and expectations of global professionals have completely transformed.

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Is there a depression crisis in Asia’s cities?

How much of a problem is depression in Asia’s metropolises and how can it be identified and prevented?

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