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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Expats

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

Kuwait: Family Residence visas for expats halted

Kuwait has reportedly halted the issuance of family residence visas for the parents and siblings of foreign workers in the country. Kuwait Times cited security sources...

Good news: Dubai laundry shop offers free service to jobseekers

If you are unemployed and need an outfit cleaned, washed and ironed for your job interview, do not worry! Head straight to Business Bay, where...

670,000 expats expected to leave Saudi Arabia in 3 years

According to a report published by Banque Saudi Fransi earlier this month, 670,000 expats are expected to leave Saudi Arabia by 2020. "There are approximately 11.7 million foreigners in Saudi...

Opinion: What we gain and lose from expat dependent fees

There has been confusion in the Saudi employment market as well as among expatriates following the recent imposition of a monthly fee on the...

More sectors in Saudi Arabia to be closed to expats

Saudi Arabia is planning to confine five sectors to Saudi nationals, effectively banning thousands of foreigners from taking up jobs in them. Under the new...

Filipino expats: there’s a new rule for balikbayan boxes

Filipino expats are about to face tougher rules on sending 'balikbayan boxes' back to their country. These boxes usually hold presents that many Filipino...

New UAE law gives hope to maids

Housemaids are desperately waiting for the new domestic workers' law to be implemented, as many claim they are overworked by their employers. The UAE Federal...

GCC-wide ban for deported Gulf expats agreed

Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries have started applying a law that bans expatriates deported from any of the six countries from entering the rest...

Federation of Indian airlines (FIA) says no to additional flights by...

The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) has opposed a plan by the civil aviation ministry to allow Dubai-based carriers to launch 21 flights a...

UAE resident jailed for threatening to publish fiancee’s nude photos

An Abu Dhabi resident has been sentenced to four years in jail for threatening to publish nude pictures of his fiancée on social media...
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