Friday, September 21, 2018

Expats

The latest news affecting  expats in the GCC.

Saudi: Economists have differing views on expat dependents fees

“There is a surplus of expatriate workers in the country. The new fees will decrease the number of expatriates in the country by 20...

Palm sized baby (only 580g) born in the UAE

An extremely preterm male baby no bigger than the palm of a hand and weighing only 580 grammes was recently born at Medeor 24x7...

Stranded Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW’s) set to be repatriated from Saudi

The Department of Labor and Employment has reserved 2,500 seats for stranded Filipino workers who will be coming home after being granted amnesty by the Kingdom...

Saudi: Expats feel the pinch of new fee

Expats going on vacation with their families in this peak holiday season felt the pinch of the new dependent fee, which came into force...

11.1 Million Expats employed in Saudi Arabia’s private sector

According to the Interior Ministry’s National Information Centre, 11,119,370 expatriates are employed in the private sector. They are accompanied by 2,221,551 family members, bringing...

How Qatar’s dealing with GCC isolation

Shock in Qatar over an unprecedented Arab boycott is giving way to daily acts of defiance.As a July 5 deadline to meet a 13-point list of...

Lebanon’s tourism rebounds

Beirut's landmark Hamra Street is bustling again and hotel occupancy rates are on the rise as Lebanon's tourism industry rebounds, thanks in no small...

“Runaway” maids increased in UAE during Ramadan

"There was a spike or surge in the number of runaway domestic workers during the holy month of Ramadan period," Felicitas Bay, Philippine labour...

Dubai: Bank clerk jailed for embezzling client’s Dh6.5 M

A bank clerk has lost his appeal and will be jailed for five years for conspiring with a fugitive against a businessman and embezzling...

SAUDI: Expats must pay dependents’ fees before Iqama renewal or re-entry...

The General Directorate of Passports of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that the issuance of exit/re-entry visas for expatriates and the renewal of...
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