Thursday, February 21, 2019

Expats

The latest news affecting  expats in the GCC.

Bahrain Ranks High Among Best Countries For Expats – BBC Arabic

Bahrain ranks high on a list of best countries in the world for expats, a report by BBC Arabic said.While lauding Bahrain’s work environment,...

Kuwait Announces To Reduce Expats In State Jobs

The government has issued a decree to reduce the number of expatriates in all government departments by the next fiscal 2019/2020, which will start...

Saudi warns of strict penalties for hiring illegal residents

The Saudi General Directorate of Passports has announced that anyone found to be employing, transporting, or sheltering people in breach of the Kingdom’s residence,...

MP Calls For Taxing Expatriates In Kuwait

MP Safa Al-Hashem yesterday claimed the government collects no charges from expatriates in the country.Commenting on a response to her question by Finance Minister...

Kuwait: Nationalization Of Private Sector To Begin Soon

Kuwait’s development plans to take efforts to localize the country’s burgeoning private sector, said Minister of State for Economic Affairs Mariam Al-Aqail.These efforts aim...

Expats can challenge employers if ‘falsely’ reported absent

Expat workers in Saudi Arabia can now challenge their employers if they have been reported absent at work, local media reported.An initiative launched by...

Saudization Campaign Drives Expats To Seasonal Jobs

Many employed people also ventured into seasonal businesses to supplement their income. But this is no longer the case. The Saudization campaign in various...

Saudi: Around 900 Saudi Dentists Jobless While 9000 Expats Work

More than 900 Saudi dentists remain unemployed while about 9,000 expatriate dentists work in hospitals under the Ministry of Health, according to the Saudi...

Kuwait: Special Health Insurance Fees Cancelled For Dependents

Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Residence Affairs Major-General Talal Marafie has cancelled the special health insurance fees for dependents – the...

Saudi: Expat Workforce Shrinks As Local Unemployment Rate Drops

The number of expatriates working in Saudi Arabia reduced by close to 3% to over 9.5 million in the third quarter of 2018, compared...
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