Sunday, September 23, 2018

Expats

The latest news affecting  expats in the GCC.

Opinion: Why did Qatar just change its residency laws?

For more than two months, Qatar has been under a political and economic blockade led by Saudi Arabia. Just last week, Qatar approved a draft...

Countries expats move to when they leave the UAE (and why)

United StatesConsumer prices, including rent, in the United States are 13.71 per cent lower than in the UAE. Aside from being multicultural, the housing is affordable and taxes are...

Citizens of 80 countries can now enter Qatar visa-free

Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, with immediate effect, officials announced today. The countries include the UK, the USA, Canada,...

Kuwait MPs seek to remove exemptions from expat healthcare fees

Members of the Kuwaiti parliament are reportedly seeking a review of recently announced increases to health care fees for expats with an eye on...

Why Indians are investing heavily in Dubai

In less than 40 years, Dubai has transformed from a local trading community into one of the most inspirational, exciting and successful cities in...

Good news: Job gains for Dubai’s key sectors

Though at a gradual pace, new jobs are starting to get added in Dubai's private sector, including key ones such as construction and retail. On...

Stagnant salaries and high costs of living have UAE expats job-seeking

“Though salaries are not the only factor that attracts or deters employees from a particular job, it is fair to say that employees need...

Saudi property market hit by expats leaving

As a number of expatriates have opted to send their families back home following the imposition of the dependents' annual fees beginning July 1,...

Saudi airport offers maid transportation service

A Saudi Arabian airport has launched a new service that takes female domestic workers arriving from abroad straight to their employers' houses - apparently...

Jet Airways to phase out all expat pilots to save cost

Jet Airways (India) Ltd is looking to phase out all its expatriate pilots to control costs, company executives told employees at a meeting. The carrier...
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