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Thursday, October 1, 2020

What UAE gratuity payment is my maid entitled to?

Our maid has been with us for four years. She is now requesting four years' worth of gratuity money although she is not leaving...

Oman: 900 workers approach Indian embassy over “no pay” claims

Some 900 workers at an engineering company in Oman claim they have not been paid since April and have appealed to the Indian embassy...

LuLu’s Yusuff Ali: First Indian To Get Saudi “Green Card”

UAE-based retail giant LuLu Group’s chairman MA Yusuff Ali has received Saudi Arabia’s Premium Residency Permit for Foreigners.While the Saudi government’s Premium Residency Centre...

Sharjah: Expat jumps to death from 7th floor

A 36-year-old Pakistani national jumped from the seventh floor of a highrise in Sharjah and landed violently on a car parked under the building...

52,000 Residential Flats Vacant – Are Expats leaving Kuwait?

About 14 percent of the flats in investment residential buildings are empty, as per a recent study conducted by Kuwait Real Estate Association. In...

Most beggars in Oman are expatriates

Muscat: Expats and illegal migrants - some under the age of 12 - made up over 80 per cent of those caught begging on the...

Dubai: Pakistanis & Indians make ‘kushti’ their way of life

Every Friday evening in Dubai's bustling Deira district, a sandy lot is transformed into the ring of champions. Most are Pakistani or Indian, from...

Kuwait MP Warns Against ‘Too Large’ Expat Communities

MP Ahmad Al-Fadhl yesterday warned against “too large” expat communities, saying they could pose a security threat and also highlighted what he called low...

Bahrain: Indian Expat Commits Suicide At Workplace

An Indian expat, identified as Ram Pratap Singh, 48, committed suicide yesterday at his workplace in Malkiya. He is the sixth person to commit suicide...

Oman: third most affordable place to buy a house in the...

Oman has emerged as the third most affordable place to buy a home in the world, according to a new report released by Assured...

UAE – Traditional expat packages disappearing

A shift in the employment market is seeing companies hire more young professionals on lower wages amid a reluctance to subsidise the living costs...

Abu Dhabi: Expats Can Now Own Plots In Investment Zones

The Abu Dhabi government’s move to change a real estate rule to allow expats to own freehold property in designated zones is a step in the...

Bahrain: Expat Men Kill Fellow National; Face Trial Today

The trial of three expat men who allegedly killed a fellow national by hitting him with hammers last May will be held at the...

Safeguarding Indian Investments In Dubai

Dubai has recently passed a law permitting non-Muslim expatriates to register Wills that are not governed by the Sharia’. It is the first, and...

Kuwait: 7 Indians Caught Red-Handed Forging Certificates

Kuwait CID department arrested seven Indians in Kuwait forging documents of Indian embassy in Kuwait.This incident has prompted Kuwait authorities to review all the...

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...

Low Bahrainisation Rate – Ministers to be Questioned

A group of lawmakers is planning to quiz several ministers with regard to the existing low Bahrainisation rates in the public and private sectors.The...

Saudi Approves Special Residency Scheme For Expats

The Saudi cabinet on Tuesday approved a special residency scheme similar to green card systems applicable in other countries, aimed at attracting wealthy and...

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...

Backlash against Kuwaiti beauty blogger intensifies

A Kuwaiti Instagram star’s video criticising new laws requiring a day off per week for Filipino domestic workers in the country has provoked a...
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