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Saturday, February 29, 2020

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

UAE brings sweeping changes to visa system; Happy expats!

The UAE will enact sweeping changes to its residency system that will see key workers offered visas of up to 10 years to attract...

Bahrain: Female dentist fined for running clinic without licence

A female dentist was fined BD2000 by a Bahraini court for operating a dental clinic in Muqsha village without a licence in the Kingdom.  The court...

Abu Dhabi: Changes to residency systems expected soon

The Abu Dhabi Executive Council and the Cabinet are currently working on a series of amendments to residency systems and laws governing foreign companies...

Oman: More than a thousand arrested or deported for violations

Over 500 expats were deported from Oman, while 774 were found violating labour laws and a total of 764 labourers were arrested in three...

Saudi: Pharmacists sell antibiotics without medical prescriptions

More than 200 pharmacists face jail time for selling antibiotics without medical prescriptions.The Ministry of Health organized an inspection campaign last week to ensure...

Kuwait: Philippines lifts ban on domestic workers

The Philippines on Wednesday lifted its ban on migrant workers heading to jobs in Kuwait, capping a diplomatic row sparked when a murdered Filipina...

Saudi women troll men with ‘You won’t drive’ hashtag

The lifting of the driving ban is one of a number of changes brought in by 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in recent...

UAE: Several online gaming websites blocked

The UAE's chief government lawyer has issued an order on Wednesday blocking the websites and online platforms of certain electronic games, including My Friend Cayla, Blue...

Oman to revoke expat work permits if firms don’t hire Omanis

The issuing of work permits won’t be stopped if violating companies meet the required Omanisation targets, the Ministry of Manpower has said.The announcement comes...

Kuwait: No VAT until 2021, says parliament committee

Kuwait is set to delay its implementation of a regional 5 per cent value added tax until 2021, according to a parliamentary committee statement.“The...
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