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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Expats

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

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: Tax forces Expat families to leave

‘Expatriate dependant fee’ for each family member raised to 1,200 riyals from 100 riyalsAn astronomical hike in the ‘expatriate dependent fee,’ or family tax,...

Oman transport bosses want to ban expats in the sector

Residents living in Oman who want to have goods delivered from stores across the GCC often choose the cheapest option – and that usually...

European hotsposts expats want to call home

Housing is near the top of every expat’s to-do list when relocating abroad. Whether for a month, a year, or a lifetime, we all...

Expats in Gulf mull future with taxes

With the decrease in oil prices, their main source of income, GCC states have been pushing for economic reforms and for new sources of...

UAE labor law: annual leave

 Annual leave is a hot topic that we hear about regularly. Many people have questions about their rights to paid leave. Here is everything you...

What UAE gratuity payment is my maid entitled to?

Our maid has been with us for four years. She is now requesting four years' worth of gratuity money although she is not leaving...

Bahrain: Visitors flock to farmer’s market

THOUSANDS of visitors flocked to the sixth edition of the popular Bahraini farmer’s market which opened at the Agriculture Centre in Budaiya yesterday.The organisers...

UAE residents to pay VAT on electricity, water bills

Residents in the UAE will soon have to watch how much energy they consume as their electricity and water bills will be subject to...

No change in dependent fee structure in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: The General Directorate of Passports (GDP) has announced that foreign workers in the private sector will have to pay fees for every dependent...
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