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Need advice on UK Mortgage from HSBC Bank Dubai

27 male single from UK living here in Dubai. So question is I want to buy a house in the UK BUT do I get a mortgage in the UK or a mortgage to cover the house here? My company is 50% owned by HSBC so they are offering good rates (so they tell me)</p> <p>Is this a bad idea? Do I get anyt

Posted 12 February, 2018

Looking to import jewellery to Dubai from India.

I am a manufacturer of gold and diamond jewellery in India, i am looking to export the same to Dubai to sell. I have export licence on the name of my firm. Below are the few question i am unable to find. 1. What is the criteria to sent jewellery to<br/> Dubai ?? 2. What is process of bri

Posted 12 February, 2018

Out of Dubai for six months and back for a trip. Top things to know and see that has "changed"?

My friend has been out of Dubai for six months and is back for a short trip. What are the top things she should know and see that has changed? My list so far:</p> <p>KNOW: Additional Salik gates (important one is Safa and MOE now duplicate), new traffic rules, Reel Cinemas is Roxy at so

Posted 12 February, 2018

Expat requring TIN (tax number)

I&#39;ve been an expat here for several years in Dubai, and upon opening a UK Bank account I&#39;ve been requested to provide a Tax Identifiable Number (TIN) or similar. </p> <p>Obviously we don&#39;t have income tax here, so individuals don&#39;t have standard Tax/SSN

Posted 12 February, 2018

How much does it cost to live in Dubai and what salary do you need for a decent standard of life?

I know there is no right answer for this question, but i&#39;m interested in peoples opinions. I&#39;ve been to Dubai many times - I go every year almost as I have some family and friends there. I&#39;m considering moving. I love it but I&#39;ve found Dubai has got incredibly expensi

Posted 12 February, 2018

Is there a property tax in Dubai for owning a home?

Does the UAE (Dubai) have any regulations on property tax? If I buy a home will I be charged a property tax as an expat?

Posted 12 February, 2018

Will the cigarette prices go again after VAT ?????

Posted 12 February, 2018

How to get driving license in Dubai. My experience :)

Since there is a driving license post almost every week, I wanted to share how I got my license. All the prices and process I’ll be sharing is before VAT and according to the RTA’s licensing system as of November - December of 2017. English isn't my first language so please feel free to

Posted 12 February, 2018

Observations while shopping in last couple of days in Dubai

In last couple of days we (my wife and I) have been doing some shopping but carefully. For grocery, we went to Carrefour, Union, Spinneys &amp; LuLu on same day because of all those posts and comments everywhere, and there were significant price differences on almost all items in all of the stor

Posted 12 February, 2018

Costs of buying an apartment in Dubai

I have been doing some research on buying an apartment in Dubai and quickly realized that there are substantial additional expenses. I am making an attempt to make an exhaustive list, it will be great if anyone with recent buying experience can review the list and also share their feedback. Down

Posted 12 February, 2018