Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Expats

The latest news affecting  expats in the GCC.

Manama ranked 4th most expensive city in Middle East (especially for...

The Worldwide Cost of Living (WCOL) 2017 index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit ranks Manama as the fourth most expensive city in the...

MPs discuss further subsidy removals (for Expats)

A bill seeking to cut off further subsidies for Expats will come up for voting in the next regular session of Bahrain's Parliament, it has...

Kuwait turns against its expat population

Safa Al-Hashem, the only woman in Kuwait’s 50-seat parliament, is capitalizing on a growing resentment of foreigners to build support for a movement that’s...

Swimwear alert at new Dubai beaches

Women are being asked to cover their bikinis and dress modestly at two new beaches along Dubai’s most popular stretch of coast.Areas either side...

Only expats to pay 10% municipality fees; free for Bahrainis

Only expats will now be required to pay municipality fees on rented accommodation as Bahrainis in rental apartments will no longer be required to...

MP calls for end to travel bans for small debts

An MP has called for abolishing travel bans for anyone owing small sums to banks and companies.“It’s not right to restrict someone’s freedom of...

Qatar court uphold’s death penalty for teacher’s killer

Badr Hashim Khamis Abdallah al Jabr, a Qatari man who was found guilty of stabbing Lauren Patterson, 24, a British teacher to death is...

43% of GCC workforce demotivated

In 2016, the GCC will churn out thousands of new graduates. Out of those, roughly half will become mired in careers that they find...

The Expat dilemma

Many expats have historically been attracted to the Arabian Gulf region with the offer of a tax-free income, low-cost of living, and a clean...

Expats to pay more for sending money home

Sending money home becomes costlier for expats living in the UAE from this week.Major money exchange houses have increased their charges for remittance from...

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