Expatwoman based out of Dubai, curates great articles about life not only in the United Arab Emirates, but also Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and several other countries. I came across this one today and although I (fortunately) have not yet dealt with a close death in the family – it is something I fear daily.

“It’s a topic not many expats wish to discuss; indeed, there is plentiful information about the financial and legal side of things when either you or a fellow expat sadly pass away. But nobody ever sits down to discuss with you what happens when a close friend or relative passes… And your thousands of miles away. It’s understandable; it’s the phone call no expatriate wishes to receive. But what happens when it does happen?”

Read the full article here.