Sharia Law and Wills

For non-Muslim British expatriates, having Sharia applied to their estate can result in a significant increase in Inheritance Tax. This is due to the loss […]

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Appointing an Adviser: Do Your Homework

Appointing someone as your guide in the financial jungle can be a daunting task. How do you assess whether they are any good? What pro-active […]

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How Do You Pay For Advice: Fees or Commission?

Let me dispel a misconception: financial advice is not free. Just because you don’t hand over a cheque, does not mean you are not paying. […]

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5 Things You Need To Know About Home Insurance

Insurance will never be able to replace those items of greatest sentimental value such as photos and other mementos which we all collect during our […]

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Planning for a Healthy and Happy Retirement?

Harvard University started a study of adult development in 1930s to have a greater understanding of adult development: what keeps us healthy and happy. This […]

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Will My Housekeeper Need Health Insurance Too?

Assuming you are resident in the Emirate of Dubai or Abu Dhabi the answer is, “Yes.” As a sponsor of your housekeeper or nanny you […]

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3 Fool Proof Tactics To Get You More For Your Money

We will soon be entering the last week of the Dubai Shopping Festival. There are great opportunities for those with an eye for a bargain. […]

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Petrol Prices Rise by 24%

Petrol prices in UAE are due to increase 24% with effect from 1st August. This will make the cost of petrol in UAE amongst the […]

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Top 5 Hidden Costs and Obvious Benefits for UAE Expats

There have been many articles about the recently published Friends Provident International / The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report on the cost of living in […]

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Holiday Season Is Here Again

It is holiday time again, Eid is next week and many Dubai residents will be thinking about taking some time off and leaving Dubai for […]

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