Friday, February 22, 2019

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The latest news affecting  expats in the GCC.

PH hails benefits for 50,000 Filipino helpers in Qatar

The Philippines hailed a new law in Qatar that gives benefits such as limited working hours, annual vacations, and paid sick leaves to domestic...

Late Wages for Migrant Workers at a Trump Golf Course in...

They are not inclined to complain, not about the merciless sun or the 110-degree heat, as they labor to transform the pale sands of...

Saudi Arabia’s vision for future has little space for Indian workers

For quite some time, Saudi Arabia is trying to diversify its economy to reduce dependence on oil; under a plan called Vision 2030, which...

Kuwait water, electricity prices up by 500 per cent

Electricity and water rates in Kuwait have been revised to encourage consumers to rationalize consumption, Dr. Mashaan Al Otaibi, assistant undersecretary of the ministry...

UAE jails 2 Singaporean men for wearing women’s clothes

Two Singaporean men have been each sentenced to a year's jail in Abu Dhabi for wearing female attire. Freelance fashion photographer Muhammad Fadli Abdul Rahman,...

Saudi job scheme favoring locals to hit Indians hard

Saudi Arabia's revised Nitaqat (or Saudisation) scheme does not bode well for Indian migrants. From September 2017, only a handful of organizations with high...

Correspondence courses by Indian state universities illegal in UAE

The Indian Consulate in Dubai has warned students in the UAE that it is illegal for universities from any state of India to run...

Abu Dhabi property prices drop up to 16%

The price of property in Abu Dhabi has fallen by between 4 and 16% depending on area in the first two quarters of this...

Eid Alert: Best roadtrips to take in the UAE

With Eid Al Adha holidays just right around the corner, many UAE residents are already preparing to make the most out of it. After...

Foreign workers occupy more than 10,000 jobs in Saudi Arabia

Foreign workers in Saudi Arabia compose a large portion of the workforce as according to well-informed sources Indians, Pakistanis, Egyptians, Yemenis, and Bengalis occupy...
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