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Expats

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

UAE court scraps Filipina maid death sentence

An appeals court from the UAE acquitted a maid from the Philippines of the murder of her employer and scrapped her death sentence, the...

Dubai a second-home hub for multi-millionaires

High net worth individuals mostly buy second homes in the Palm Jumeirah, Emirates Hills and Downtown DubaiDubai ranks among the top five second home...

Fines, recruitment bans for recruiting other sponsors’ workers in Saudi

An official at the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs said companies that employ other sponsors’ workers or allow their workers to work for...

“No more jobs in Qatar”

Food prices have soared since the Gulf nations cut Qatar off.Ajit, an Indian electrician, is just seven months into his new job but right...

Gulf dispute makes leaving Qatar more complicated for expats

An ongoing sea blockade of Qatar by three of Qatar’s Gulf neighbors has caused headaches for some residents leaving the country this summer. The ban on...

Expats: How to retire in the UAE

For the estimated 8.34 million expatriates currently living and working in the UAE, a growing number are approaching retirement age and are curi­ous about...

Bahrain: Company releases salary arrears of unpaid workers

A construction company has started releasing the salary arrears of workers who have not been paid for a long time after the successful intervention...

Fines up to SR25,000 for violating labor rights in Saudi

The ministry posted on its official Twitter account a list of penalties that will be imposed on employers if they violate the rights of...

Expat driving licence ban opposed

A proposal to ban expatriates working in certain sectors from driving has received strong backlash from community leaders and activists who described it as...

Saudi expat tax will hit workers & businesses

The expatriate levy in Saudi Arabia will be a financial burden on both foreign workers and businesses, analysts have said.Starting next month, the kingdom...
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