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The latest news affecting  expats in the GCC.

Saudi Arabia: Green Card under study

RIYADH — A “Green Card” for foreign investors is under study. If approved, it will be announced soon, Head of the Local Content and Private...

Dubai’s Emaar promises record-breaking Burj Khalifa light show for New Year

Dubai developer Emaar is promising an attempt to break an official Guinness World Record on New Year’s Eve at its iconic Burj Khalifa amid...

UAE residents to pay VAT on electricity, water bills

Residents in the UAE will soon have to watch how much energy they consume as their electricity and water bills will be subject to...

No VAT on expat remittances in Saudi Arabia, say bankers

RIYADH: Senior bankers clarified on Sunday that money sent home by expatriate workers will not be taxed under the value-added tax (VAT) reform initiative...

Date with history: Life and death share a valley in Madain...

JEDDAH: Madain Saleh or Al-Hijr City, located in Al-Ula governorate, is an important Saudi tourist landmark.The city of Al-Hijr was the capital of the...

Saudi Arabia offers scholarships for Pakistani students

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has reserved a quota for scholarships for Pakistanis in undergraduate programs in various universities, Education Minister Ahmed Al-Eissa told Pakistani Ambassador...

Expat remittances hit $33bn in UAE in nine months

Expatriate remittances from the UAE amounted to Dh121.1 billion ($32.9 billion) during the first nine months of the year, a growth of 2.1 per...

Saudi hiking team travels 300,000 km to discover heritage sites

JEDDAH: The Saudi Arabia Hiking Team has traveled more than 300,000 km to introduce the world to the Kingdom’s mountains and mountaintops.The team consists...

77% of illegal expats in Saudi Arabia are Yemeni

Manama: Yemenis make up the majority of illegal expatriates in Saudi Arabia, according to recently released police figures.Yemenis make up 77 per cent of...

Saudi Arabia to set up SR188m solar plant in Bangladesh

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement in Dhaka to set up an SR188 million solar plant in Bangladesh.The agreement was signed between the...
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