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If you've just arrived to the United Arab Emirates and feel lost, we're here to give you a hand! With homeis app and site you can find EVERYTHING you need to know about relocating from South Asia to the United Arab Emirates, living in the United Arab Emirates and meeting new friends from South Asia that live in the United Arab Emirates. Here you can find events for the community in your area of living, jobs, apartments, medical and legal services and basically whatever you need to get along in the United Arab Emirates. Welcome to your new home!

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Frequently asked questions

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What is the Emirate ID?

Every UAE resident and citizen knows about the Emirates ID, the legal identity card in the country. The Emirates ID, also referred to as the UAE ID Card, is an identification card that is issued by the Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) in the UAE. The Emirates ID acts as a portable personal database and it is mandatory for all UAE citizens and residents. All the people living in the UAE are required to apply and carry their card with them at all times. 

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How to get a Work Permit in UAE

Long term employee assignments in UAE require a work permit (also known as a Labour Card), and there are multiple detailed rules that have to be followed. Some of these steps will take place prior to the employee entering the UAE, while others can be taken after arrival. Once finalized, a work permit is typically valid for two years. A guide like this is a good starting point if you are looking to work in UAE

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How to send money back home?

Most of us here in UAE send money back home. While doing a wire transfer from your bank is one way to do it, one of the easiest ways is to send money through various money transfer apps. Look for exchange rates offered by these apps, the time to process the transaction and choose the one that suits your needs the most.

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Where do I find good Desi food in UAE?

We desis love our food and rightly so. Since there are of migrant workers that travel and have now made UAE their home, it is not very difficult to find good authentic Desi food like home here in UAE. It is also very easy to find a Desi restaurant in most UAE cities and towns.

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