Friday, April 26, 2019

Expats

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

Expats in Saudi Arabia will only be allowed 1 year work...

Work visas were previously valid for two years.The validity of expat work visas for private sector employees in Saudi Arabia has been reduced from...

Saudi: Work visa validity reduced to one year

The validity of employment visas issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) for the private sector firms has been reduced from...

Bahrain: plan to further increase difference paid by locals v expats...

Plans to slash domestic electricity charges for Bahrainis by a third and pass the burden onto expatriates and the private sector were vetoed by...

UAE: Can an employer slash your salary without your consent?

I am writing on behalf of a friend who is working as a sales executive in a Dubai-based company. Ever since she got pregnant,...

UAE: Some parents prefer to home school as it saves 50-75%...

"School fees nowadays make no sense," A. Alshaqra said, mum to a 13-year-old and 10-year-old. "I chose an online curriculum that is considered costly...

Rising suicide cases in the UAE tied to job frustration

Dr. Sam Omara, counselor at the Ugandan Embassy in Abu Dhabi said many of the suicide cases result from frustrations that lead to depression....

Non-Muslim expats can now register inheritance wills in the UAE

A special office has begun functioning at the Abu Dhabi courts to register inheritance wills for non-Muslim expats in the Capital. The Non-Muslims Wills Office,...

Impose BD50 fee on expat drivers in Bahrain says MP

MP Ghazi Al Rahma has presented a bill to impose monthly fees not exceeding BD50 on non-Bahrainis who are holding driving licenses and those...

Kuwait MP calls for imposing of exit visas on expats

An MP in Kuwait has called for the imposing of exit visas on expatriates in the latest of a string of measures against the...

Comatose Filipino in Dubai awaits repatriation

Nobody wants to meet Alicia delos R., not even her son, as she blinks and shuts her eyes in a city hospital with the...
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