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Latest updates on expats news in the GCC Countries: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Oman.

Saudi: Around 2.6 Million Illegals Arrested In 15 Months

The Nation Free of Violators campaign, which was launched Kingdomwide by the Ministry of Interior, on Nov. 15, 2017, has nabbed as many as...

Bahrain dinar rebounds after GCC peers promise economic aid

Bahrain’s dinar rebounded sharply against the U.S. dollar in the spot market in early trade on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates...

Expat punished for posting photo mocking Saudi colleague

An unfortunate expat who uploaded an image poking fun at his 'lazy' Saudi co-worker on social media which went viral and caused a storm...

OFWs: OEC applications suspended starting today

Filipino expats no longer need to secure an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC). According to the official Facebook page of the Philippine Embassy in the...

Jumeirah expands into Bahrain with a five-star hotel

The Jumeirah Group, the hospitality subsidiary of government-owned investment conglomerate Dubai Holding, will enter Bahrain for the first time, with a new five-star luxury...

Kuwait MP: Charge expat motorists KD1,200 a year

A Kuwaiti lawmaker has called for imposing an annual fee of 1,200 Kuwaiti dinars on all expatriates who have driving licences. Foreigners already pay KD12...

Oman: Expat salary issues almost doubled in 2017

Expat grievances nearly doubled in 2017 compared to 2016, according to the Indian Ambassador to Oman.“In 2016, we had 2,200 cases of people complaining...

UAE helps illegal residents with 6-month visa for job search

The UAE is set to begin an amnesty programme for people living in the country illegally from August 1, allowing them to leave the...

Saudi: 1.3 Million Expats Found Illegal

More than 1.3 million foreign nationals were arrested over the past eight months for violating the oil-rich country’s work, residence and entry rules, said...
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Kuwait: ‘Deportation must’ for Expat Driving Without License

The Ministry of the Interior affirmed there is no leniency in applying the administrative deportation order for any expatriate who drives a car without...
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