Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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The latest news affecting  expats in the GCC.

Dubai: More than 12,000 fines for using mobile phones while driving

More than 12,000 traffic fines were issued to motorists for using their mobile phones behind the wheel during the last three months, a drop...

FlyDubai – Was there a hijack attempted in Iranian Airspace?

Reports were being circulated on social media about an attempt to hijack a Flydubai plane in Iranian airspace which was denied on Wednesday by...

Abu Dhabi introduces 30% alcohol tax 

Abu Dhabi today introduces a 30 per cent tax on alcohol sold in off-licence outlets. Retailers have received a circular informing them about the introduction...

Kuwait imposes tax on expat remittances

Kuwait's top lawmakers proposed a new legislation to impose a fee on foreign remittances, despite being warned by the government and central bank that...

Bahrain International Airport offers state-of-the-art car park facility

BAHRAIN’s airport now offers a permanent state-of-the-art overflow car park for passengers. The car park’s tariff is BD1 per day, and includes a complimentary shuttle...

Saudi: Expat Workers Leaving in Droves; Creating Hiring Crisis

Saudi Arabia’s expatriate workers are leaving the kingdom by the thousands, and the exodus may not yet be over. As companies struggle with slower business...

Rising prices in Saudi Arabia has an impact on Expats

DUBAI: Expatriate workers in Saudi Arabia will bear the brunt of rising inflation, according to a report by a London based economics consultancy. Jason Tuvey,...

670,000 expats to leave Saudi Arabia in 3 years

About 670,000 foreign workers are expected to leave Saudi Arabia by 2020, a report prepared by Banque Saudi Fransi revealed. According to the report, 165,000...
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Watch: UAE expats’ lost their belongings in dramatic ship collision

A number of expatriates in the UAE have been told their belongings have been lost after a container ship collision at a port in...

Dubai has become less expensive for Expats

The UAE has become a more affordable country now for expats as the cost of living has declined despite the introduction of value-added tax...

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