Monday, November 19, 2018

Expats

The latest news affecting  expats in the GCC.

Hiring domestic workers in the UAE will now be easier said...

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced the provision of a variety of packages for employing various types of domestic workers through...

Meet the ‘Kerala cop’ guarding celebrities in UAE for 25 years

When Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan played the role of a bodyguard in a movie of the same name in 2011 and came to the...

Dependent fee creates “panic” amongst expats

The fee on dependents, which came into force on July 1, has created panic and confusion among expat workers, according to the Saudi Gazette. Computer...

Air hostess reveals ‘horror’ at being sacked by Emirates

Ciara Burke thought she had landed her dream job when she was invited to join the carrier's 'Emirates Aviation College' from among a host...

Oman: In a difficult position

FEW leaders are as ubiquitous as Sultan Qaboos of Oman. His ageless portrait hangs as per regulation from every shop wall. Every six months...

Saudi: Tax forces Expat families to leave

‘Expatriate dependant fee’ for each family member raised to 1,200 riyals from 100 riyalsAn astronomical hike in the ‘expatriate dependent fee,’ or family tax,...

Pakistani expats in UAE to enjoy ‘huge bonanza’ as rupee falls...

The Pakistani rupee fell 3.1 per cent to 108.095 against the greenback on Wednesday, its lowest level since December 2013. The currency is said...

Saudi-led rift with Qatar hits expats

As strongly-worded ultimatums are re-issued, and compliance deadlines pass, the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf grinds on with no obvious end in sight. And...

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...
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