Friday, July 19, 2019

Expats

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

Saudi: expat fees and tough personal decision

Expatriates now have to pay SR100 from this July per dependent per month. In addition, there is another fee to be instituted in January...

Saudi: India’s government studying new ‘expat levy’

The government of India on Thursday said it was studying Saudi Arabia's new 'expat levy' from 1st July which may impact Indians going to...

What’s a Qatari Riyal worth in this current political crisis?

As Qatar’s showdown with the Saudi-led alliance enters a second month, its currency peg is still intact — though not everyone can use it.Qatari...

How Qatar is finding ways around the blockade

When its neighbors severed diplomatic ties and cut land, sea and air links, panic rippled through the tiny Gulf state. There was a rush to...

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,...
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