Mutual funds investment with NBD bank

Very limited knowledge when it comes to investment (first time to have little extra money that I want to invest), unfortunately investing back home isn’t an option not even having a bank account. I was looking into BeeHive and now I noticed that Enbd provides Mutual Funds investment option, ha

Posted 21 March, 2018

2 months into VAT living, has it affected you? How much longer do you see yourself staying in Dubai?

Just interested to hear some opinions. Definitely makes a difference!

Posted 21 March, 2018

Aliexpress shipping to UAE (Update with VAT)

Today received my 10$ earphones from aliexpress in Central Post office Abu Dhabi .. Below are the list of charges i have to pay. Public PO Box Fees : 15 AED Admin Fees : 10 AED Declared Value VAT : 0.75 (Seller declared 3 $ as item price) VAT Amount : 1.25 AED Total : 27 AED So i end up paying aro

Posted 21 March, 2018

Salik Tag Activation

I just got a text from Salik saying my account number and the PIN, but for the life of me, I can't find where I put it in on their website. I might be dumb, but I did go to the Tag Activation and there wasn't anywhere to put them in. Any help would be much appreciated!

Posted 21 March, 2018

Shipping from abroad and VAT?

Hello everyone. I moved recently to Dubai. I was already living in the GCC but now with VAT, how does receiving shipments work? I used to order a lot from AliExpress and and never had any issues having it delivered at a PO Box. Now I have read some stories of shipments being "deta

Posted 21 March, 2018

Local Service Business... Need Help!

I own a Landscaping company in Vancouver BC, Canada. I service 3 main cities which are Surrey, Richmond and Vancouver. Should I create three separate websites focused specifically on each city to dominate each city?

Posted 28 February, 2018

Looking to relocate to Dubai from the UK

My girlfriend is moving to Dubai for a teaching position at the end of the summer, and I am obviously looking to relocate alongside her.</p> <p>I work in taxation, although indirect tax which doesnt exist in Dubai (but is being talked about I think?), and so I am having some issues in f

Posted 12 February, 2018

Bad idea? Tax accountant come to Dubai?

I have been in and out of Dubai since July looking for work. I am a Canadian with a U.S. passport. I still have some work back in the States that will be finishing up very soon. I was a Tax Accountant in Texas for the last six years and have an MBA. Dubai is tax free. I do not have a CA.</p&

Posted 12 February, 2018

Moving to Dubai, salary, tax implications and survival

Hi, I need some help figuring out if I can survive in Dubai on a salary while not taking a major hit to my standard of living. I was offered a position in Dubai for a yearly salary of 100,100 AEDs. I am Canadian. I speak five languages. The position in question is a retail position and I will be wo

Posted 12 February, 2018

Tax/Legal advisors in Dubai?

Hey, I'm looking for someone (a lawyer possibly) who is actually knowledgeable on international tax on both corporate transactions as well as wealth management purposes. All suggestions are welcome! Thanks!

Posted 12 February, 2018