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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Manama ranked 4th most expensive city in Middle East (especially for...

The Worldwide Cost of Living (WCOL) 2017 index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit ranks Manama as the fourth most expensive city in the...

MPs discuss further subsidy removals (for Expats)

A bill seeking to cut off further subsidies for Expats will come up for voting in the next regular session of Bahrain's Parliament, it has...

Kuwait turns against its expat population

Safa Al-Hashem, the only woman in Kuwait’s 50-seat parliament, is capitalizing on a growing resentment of foreigners to build support for a movement that’s...

Swimwear alert at new Dubai beaches

Women are being asked to cover their bikinis and dress modestly at two new beaches along Dubai’s most popular stretch of coast.Areas either side...

Only expats to pay 10% municipality fees; free for Bahrainis

Only expats will now be required to pay municipality fees on rented accommodation as Bahrainis in rental apartments will no longer be required to...

MP calls for end to travel bans for small debts

An MP has called for abolishing travel bans for anyone owing small sums to banks and companies.“It’s not right to restrict someone’s freedom of...

Qatar court uphold’s death penalty for teacher’s killer

Badr Hashim Khamis Abdallah al Jabr, a Qatari man who was found guilty of stabbing Lauren Patterson, 24, a British teacher to death is...

43% of GCC workforce demotivated

In 2016, the GCC will churn out thousands of new graduates. Out of those, roughly half will become mired in careers that they find...

The Expat dilemma

Many expats have historically been attracted to the Arabian Gulf region with the offer of a tax-free income, low-cost of living, and a clean...

Expats to pay more for sending money home

Sending money home becomes costlier for expats living in the UAE from this week.Major money exchange houses have increased their charges for remittance from...

Migrant workers exploited en route to the Gulf

South Asian migrants working in the multi-billion dollar construction industry in Arab Gulf countries are shouldering the costs of their own recruitment fees while...

The real costs of sending money abroad – REVEALED

When it comes to moving hard-earned cash back to their home countries, some expatriates in the GCC enjoy the best deals in the market,...

Ask AJ – Labour Law

Problem:  A friend of mine, who is a non-Bahraini national, had an acrimonious dispute with his employer. My friend understood that upon the completion...

ASK AJ – December 2016

This month -  the withHolding of an employee’s passport Problem:  Is it legally permissible for an employer to keep a foreign worker’s passport for the...

Fewer jobs for expat graduates in Oman

Expat graduates must be prepared to leave Oman for work as local jobs are unavailable, experts advised.Prashant Singh, Academic Advisor at Waljat College of...

Squeeze on jobs and pay forces parents to find more affordable...

Parents struggling to pay tuition fees are pulling their children out of private schools and sending them to cheaper ones or back home.With many...

Jobs in car rental now only open to Saudis

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development on Thursday announced its decision to limit all jobs in car rental companies to Saudi nationals.The ministry...

Thanks to Expats For a Job Well Done

Not unlike most other countries in the GCC, the expatriate workforce in Saudi outnumbers citizens often by a handy margin. While there are highly qualified...

Expats struggle to benefit from amnesty

Thousands of expatriate workers with expired resident IDs (iqamas) or those who have not been issued iqamas because their employers have been placed in...

Kuwait last year ordered deportation of 19,730 expats

Kuwait deported 19,730 expats of various nationalities in 2016According to statistics, more than 1,000 expatriates were deported by direct order from the Assistant Undersecretary...
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