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

UAE: Strict new traffic laws… and steep fines

The new traffic law to come into effect on July 1 aims to reduce deaths on the roads.  Major-General Mohammad Saif Al Zafein, Assistant Chief...

Confusion over new Saudi expat fee

With a new tax looming for expatriates living in Saudi Arabia, confusion is said to exist in the desert kingdom’s expat community about just...

Dubai property prices fall 20% in 18 months

Dubai’s rental prices are expected to continue to fall into 2018 as the emirates real estate sector appears to be bottoming out, according to...

Saudi faces a frightening reality

Earlier this month, brokerage Evercore ISI published its survey of spending plans in the global exploration and production industry. Among other things, it confirmed what...

5,000+ Filipinos deported from Saudi Arabia

The Philippines  Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday said 5,176 Filipinos have been repatriated from Saudi Arabia.In a statement, the DFA said the...

How it works: Dubai’s new smart check-in

New biometric facial recognition and new-generation smart gates will streamline check-in and immigration clearance at Dubai International Airport Terminal 3, said authorities on Tuesday.New-generation...

Bahrain: British expat woman escapes knife-wielding man

A woman living in Saar had a narrow escape when a knife-wielding man targeted her at the horse race track in Saar. She shared her story...

Nurse Forced Into Slavery In Saudi Arabia

Responding to a report on Twitter, Ms Swaraj tweeted to India's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ahmad Javed, insisting him to help the nurse.Sushma Swaraj...

US man jailed in UAE for 2 months over prescription painkillers...

A US man who has been held in Abu Dhabi against his will for the last nine weeks is finally returning home.Matthew Gonzalez, an...

Dubai: Expat couple appeal jail & deportation for ‘premarital sex’

The couple, who were sentenced by the Dubai Misdemeanors Court in April, pleaded not guilty before the Dubai Court of Appeals and insisted that...
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