Sunday, August 18, 2019


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

Expats struggle to benefit from amnesty

Thousands of expatriate workers with expired resident IDs (iqamas) or those who have not been issued iqamas because their employers have been placed in...

Thanks to Expats For a Job Well Done

Not unlike most other countries in the GCC, the expatriate workforce in Saudi outnumbers citizens often by a handy margin. While there are highly qualified...

The Expat dilemma

Many expats have historically been attracted to the Arabian Gulf region with the offer of a tax-free income, low-cost of living, and a clean...

ASK AJ – December 2016

This month -  the withHolding of an employee’s passport Problem:  Is it legally permissible for an employer to keep a foreign worker’s passport for the...

Ask AJ – Labour Law

Problem:  A friend of mine, who is a non-Bahraini national, had an acrimonious dispute with his employer. My friend understood that upon the completion...

43% of GCC workforce demotivated

In 2016, the GCC will churn out thousands of new graduates. Out of those, roughly half will become mired in careers that they find...
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