Friday, May 25, 2018

Expats

The latest news affecting  expats in the GCC.

Only Saudis will be allowed to be dentists

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced it will stop hiring foreign dentists so as to provide job opportunities for Saudis.There are 26 dental colleges in...

Kuwait last year ordered deportation of 19,730 expats

Kuwait deported 19,730 expats of various nationalities in 2016According to statistics, more than 1,000 expatriates were deported by direct order from the Assistant Undersecretary...

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...

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...

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...

Red light jumper jailed, then deported

A lorry driver who has jumped red lights 11 times will be deported after serving a two-month sentence, a judge in Bahrain has ruled. The...

Jobs in car rental now only open to Saudis

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development on Thursday announced its decision to limit all jobs in car rental companies to Saudi nationals.The ministry...

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...

Visa cancellation shock for expats

Returning expats are finding themselves blocked from entering Bahrain, stranded at the airport and without jobs because Bahraini employers are cancelling their visas after...

Squeeze on jobs and pay forces parents to find more affordable...

Parents struggling to pay tuition fees are pulling their children out of private schools and sending them to cheaper ones or back home.With many...

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