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Old Apr 18th 2004, 5:51 am
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Hi all

I am contemplating a move to Dubai sometime next year. I am British, but currently living in Germany. What would interest me is the following;

Healthcare - I assume that all expats would have private health insurance as there is no state health system?

Education - For those of you that that have children, again I assume that education is paid for by parents. What would the average yearly fee be, that one can expect to pay for education per child.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old Apr 18th 2004, 7:59 am
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Re healthcare, I'm not entirely sure but I think you can get free healthcare if you have a health card. HOWEVER, it will involve queueing for ages with a bunch of Indians in a hospital probably not of your choice. Most ex-pats do have health insurance but if (unlike me!) you get the usual sort of ex-pat package, health care may be included.

Same goes for education - most standard packages include school fees. My eldest is at Jumeirah Primary School & the fees are approx 26,000 Dirhams pa. A bit more than some other schools here I believe but cheaper than fee paying schools in the UK. The website expatmum.com has loads of info on schooling as no-one seems to bother reading previous threads first. Best advice I can give on schools is to register with all of them ASAP as the waiting lists are chronic.

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Old Apr 19th 2004, 5:07 am
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