Monday, December 17, 2018

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The latest news affecting  expats in the GCC.

“Runaway” maids increased in UAE during Ramadan

"There was a spike or surge in the number of runaway domestic workers during the holy month of Ramadan period," Felicitas Bay, Philippine labour...

Dubai: Bank clerk jailed for embezzling client’s Dh6.5 M

A bank clerk has lost his appeal and will be jailed for five years for conspiring with a fugitive against a businessman and embezzling...

SAUDI: Expats must pay dependents’ fees before Iqama renewal or re-entry...

The General Directorate of Passports of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that the issuance of exit/re-entry visas for expatriates and the renewal of...

Filipinos in UAE warned against sex outside wedlock

“I wish to remind all my fellow Filipinos in Dubai and the Northern Emirates that premarital sex and sex outside wedlock is against UAE...

INVESTORS BEWARE: UK ‘on the brink of worst house price collapse...

House prices are teetering on the brink of a crash that could be as bad as the bust of the early 1990s, a leading...

Bahrain: Proposed new bill seeks to disadvantage Expat investors

In a proposal aimed to apply different rules and advantages to different investors based on their nationalities, a new parliamentary proposal states that non-Bahrainis...

UAE: Strict new traffic laws… and steep fines

The new traffic law to come into effect on July 1 aims to reduce deaths on the roads.  Major-General Mohammad Saif Al Zafein, Assistant Chief...

Confusion over new Saudi expat fee

With a new tax looming for expatriates living in Saudi Arabia, confusion is said to exist in the desert kingdom’s expat community about just...

Dubai property prices fall 20% in 18 months

Dubai’s rental prices are expected to continue to fall into 2018 as the emirates real estate sector appears to be bottoming out, according to...

Saudi faces a frightening reality

Earlier this month, brokerage Evercore ISI published its survey of spending plans in the global exploration and production industry. Among other things, it confirmed what...

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