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When we asked expats in UAE if healthcare and health insurance are expensive in UAE, they wrote...

"Healthcare and health insurance in the UAE can be expensive, depending on the type of coverage and services required. Generally, the cost of healthcare in the UAE is higher than in other countries due to the high quality of care available. Health insurance plans vary in cost depending on the type of coverage and services offered. Some plans may cover basic medical expenses, while others may include more comprehensive coverage. Additionally, the cost of health insurance in the UAE is affected by factors such as age, pre-existing conditions, and the type of plan chosen," said another in UAE.

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"Like most places, you pay for what you get. My company had our family on a health plan but it continually changed with the company trying to save money every year," explained one expat who made the move to Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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