Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Expats

The latest news affecting  expats in the GCC.

Kuwaitis, Expats Spent About KD 24 Billion Last Year

Citizens and expatriates spent about KD 24 billion ($79.5 billion) last year – around KD 2 billion ($6.6 billion) higher than their expenditures in...

Abu Dhabi declares ‘Hindi’ as its third official court language

In a landmark decision, Abu Dhabi has included Hindi as the third official language for use in its courts, alongside Arabic and English, as...

Saudi Allocates $3.1 Billion To Help Companies With Expat Fee Hikes

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has approved a scheme to reimburse some of the companies who struggled to pay steadily increasing fees for expatriate work...

Bahrain Ranks High Among Best Countries For Expats – BBC Arabic

Bahrain ranks high on a list of best countries in the world for expats, a report by BBC Arabic said.While lauding Bahrain’s work environment,...

Kuwait Announces To Reduce Expats In State Jobs

The government has issued a decree to reduce the number of expatriates in all government departments by the next fiscal 2019/2020, which will start...

Saudi warns of strict penalties for hiring illegal residents

The Saudi General Directorate of Passports has announced that anyone found to be employing, transporting, or sheltering people in breach of the Kingdom’s residence,...

MP Calls For Taxing Expatriates In Kuwait

MP Safa Al-Hashem yesterday claimed the government collects no charges from expatriates in the country.Commenting on a response to her question by Finance Minister...

Kuwait: Nationalization Of Private Sector To Begin Soon

Kuwait’s development plans to take efforts to localize the country’s burgeoning private sector, said Minister of State for Economic Affairs Mariam Al-Aqail.These efforts aim...

Expats can challenge employers if ‘falsely’ reported absent

Expat workers in Saudi Arabia can now challenge their employers if they have been reported absent at work, local media reported.An initiative launched by...

Saudization Campaign Drives Expats To Seasonal Jobs

Many employed people also ventured into seasonal businesses to supplement their income. But this is no longer the case. The Saudization campaign in various...
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