This article was published in the Escape Artist Weekly Newsletter on September 21, 2018. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please click here.
Happy Friday everyone! Enjoy this week’s round-up of my favorite global news stories! This week, I’ve found a new visa in a popular expat destination, the very first beer, and where you can spend four days watching one of the most beautiful occurrences in the world!
Just like every Friday, the newest Escape Artist content can be found at the end of this newsletter.
Before we get into this week’s round-up, I want to remind you that December is just around the corner. If you haven’t yet, don’t forget to register for our very first conference. We officially have a venue! The 2018 Escape Artist Conference will be located at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Dallas. Details can be found below.
Good News for Retiring Expats
There is a new residency option for individuals looking to spend time in the UAE. Retiring expats over the age of 55 are excited about the newly announced, 5-year visa.
To qualify for the new visa, potential expats must fit the following criteria. They must have invested in property worth Dh 2 million, have savings for Dh 1 million or more, or collect active income of at least Dh 20,000 per month.
Current UAE expats are excited about the change and are looking forward to its positive impact.
If you are thinking of moving abroad but don’t know what residency option would be best for you, check out our page that lays out options all over the globe. If you want more hands-on knowledge, register for our conference and meet the experts!
Don’t Miss Out!
Our biggest and most exciting event of the year, the 2018 Escape Artist conference, is coming up! Your contribution to our survey gives us a great idea of what the event will look like, what we will discuss, and how many of you would like to attend.
We now have a location, date, and an agenda for the event! December 1st and 2nd are just around the corner, so book your flights to Dallas now! We are getting excited to meet you and answer your questions!
Want to join us? Contact me here. If you would like to reserve your spot, please send me a message and I will personally send you the official invite when it is finalized over the coming weeks.
Not Your Typical Light Show
There’s no arguing that the Northern Lights is one of the most beautiful and fascinating natural happenings that occur on this globe that everyone deserves to see. Off the Map Travel, a luxury travel company, shares this idea with me.
The company has designed a unique trip, an All Day Aurora adventure in the Norwegian area of Longyearbyen. Located on the coasts of Svalbard, between Norway and the North Pole, the area experiences no sunlight and a high of 6.8 degrees for two and a half months. While that sounds quite unappealing, the coastal area is the only inhabited place on Earth where visitors can see the Northern Lights in the middle of the day!
The four-day trip takes visitors on an adventure, following the fascinating light show starting from the island of Spitsbergen, that includes dog sledding, snowshoeing, and exploring ice caves!
How Old is Beer?
Archaeologists found evidence of mashed wheat and barley on the lining of pits in the bedrock of a graveyard cave, Raqefet Cave, in Israel. This begs the question, was the invention of beer tied to funerals? The scientists that made the discovery believe that the residue is from beer brewing as part of a funerary feast 13,000 years ago.
Li Liu, a professor of Chinese archaeology at Stanford University, said this about the discovery: “This accounts for the oldest record of man-made alcohol in the world.”
Thank you for reading this week’s round-up! If you’re interested in learning what it’s like to become an expat, don’t hesitate to ask some questions. At Escape Artist, we aim to ensure that your travels abroad run as smoothly as they can.
Whether you are planning on living, working, retiring, or investing overseas, Escape Artist can help you every step of the way. Don’t forget to check out the eBook store for the 2018 Expat Tax Guide and our wonderful country guides!
For more information on what’s going on in the international scene, check out some of this week’s newest articles!
If you haven’t had a chance to fill out the survey for this year’s conference, Click here to find out more information and to stay in the loop on locations and updates! It’s important that this event be exactly what YOU want – no alternate agenda or product pitches! This is about answering YOUR questions!
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