Sunday, September 23, 2018

GCC Countries

Qatar Crisis: What it’s like in Doha right now… and why

Take a drive in Doha, leaving behind the mirrored skyscrapers and palm-fringed avenues of this gas-rich city, and the protagonists of myriad conflicts are...

UAE says no special VAT rules for SMEs

Emiratis allowed to reclaim VAT when building new house, says ministryThe UAE will have no special value added tax (VAT) rules for small and...

Aramco: Little America… in Saudi

Ayesha MalikMuch of the world's oil comes from Saudi Arabia, and it now accounts for 92% of the country's budget.It began in the 1930s, when...

Saudi girl’s online post in miniskirt angers conservatives

A young Saudi woman sparked a sensation online over the weekend by posting a video of herself in a miniskirt and crop top walking...

Gulf states hint at possible expulsion of Qatar from regional bloc

The Gulf states trying to force Qatar to change political course have given their strongest hint yet that they plan to expel Qatar from the Gulf...

What’s it like flying Qatar Airways right now?

 Strange images of Hamad International Airport in Doha circled the world early last month. After a diplomatic row that saw Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt...

How the ‘rich kids’ of Dubai spend their fortunes

A glimpse into the glamourous lives of young Dubai residents who are flush with cashThe ultra-wealthy in Dubai are taking to social media...

Saudi Arabia’s dependent fees leave Egyptian expats in dire straits

Egyptian workers along with other expatriates in Saudi Arabia expressed their concerns over the Saudi government's recent decision to impose new fees on the...

Dubai land prices ‘rise13% in 2017’

Rise in first six months of year was not matched by similar increase in house pricesLand prices in Dubai freehold zones rose by 13%...

Bahrain MPs vote on sacking expats aged 50+

Bahrain's MPs will this week vote on a controversial bill that seeks to prohibit expats above the age of 50 from working in the...
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