A healthy life and the knowledge that, if worst comes to worst, you’ll be taken care of is invaluable. As such, it is very important that you get informed about topics such as health risks, vaccinations, the local healthcare system, and more, even prior to your move to UAE.
Of course, while planning your relocation, you may have already thought about packing suitable clothing for the desert heat. However, have you also taken into account that desert winds and the dust that they kick up can be problematic, especially for those with pre-existing respiratory illnesses? Similarly, venomous snakes and aggressive ants may not be something that comes to mind straight away; so make sure you read up on potential health risks! Some of these, such as typhoid fever and hepatitis A can also easily be countered by keeping your vaccination shots up to date. While at the doctor’s, make sure to also discuss your upcoming move and potential additional precautions as well as get prescriptions and/or signed notes for any medication you are planning on bringing along. Note that you might be allowed to bring all types of medicines, though!