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Is Kuwaitization the unintended result of the oil price crash?

Is Kuwaitization the unintended result of the oil price crash?
Due simply to their geographic location over massive reserves of oil and gas, the Gulf States have remained for years at the top of the popularity poll for ambitious expats. Over the past century, one of the fastest ways for determined expats to make their financial and lifestyle dreams come true has been to position themselves as experts...

Saudi extends visas and permits of expat professionals trapped overseas

Saudi extends visas and permits of expat professionals trapped overseas
With the intention of mitigating the effects on the Kingdom’s economy of the coronavirus, Saudi Arabia is now extending expat visas, work permits and residency permits. Yesterday, a spokesperson for Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of the Interior announced the Kingdom will grant extensions of expired residency permits, work permits and visas...

Skilled expat professionals urged to consider Abu Dhabi as home

Skilled expat professionals urged to consider Abu Dhabi as home
Given the vast number of expats who’re either fleeing or being thrown out of many Gulf States, Abu Dhabi would seem to be moving in the opposite direction. A recent article in a highly respected US online newspaper is claiming the emirate is now aiming to attract skilled expat professionals by lowering their costs of living. Admittedly...

Tips for buying investment property as an expat in Dubai

Tips for buying investment property as an expat in Dubai
If you’ve no intention of ever leaving Dubai or you’ve some spare cash which needs investing, local property is a good deal at the present moment. Much has been written about an expat exodus from the glittering city of Dubai, but it seems some expats don’t ever want to leave. Admittedly, it’s a captivating city in all its glory...

Expats in Dubai urged to register for the annual Camel Trek

Expats in Dubai urged to register for the annual Camel Trek
For those expatriate professionals still in Dubai, the annual camel trek is now open for registration. One of the most amazing opportunities for expats in Dubai is still going ahead this year in spite of the emirate’s anti-pandemic rules. The annual Camel Trek is aimed at giving expats a rare glance into the Bedouin lifestyle and the...

Saudi status as an expat professional hub draws to a close

Saudi status as an expat professional hub draws to a close
Is Saudi Arabia finished as a favourite destination for expatriate workers? Those who predicted expat life as it’s known and loved would be snuffed out by the pandemic were ridiculed at first, but developments over the past several months are suggesting the doom-sayers may well be right. International media outlets are now reporting a...

Dubai economy to be hit hard by expat repatriation

Dubai economy to be hit hard by expat repatriation
Dubai’s expat exodus will bring bad news for the emirate’s economy. It seems the worldwide coronavirus pandemic and its curtailment of human rights are focusing expats’ minds on what’s really important for their physical and mental health. It’s a similar story across almost all favourite expat career hubs, with compulsory...

Tips on getting your expat life back after the pandemic shuts down

Tips on getting your expat life back after the pandemic shuts down
As expats all over the world tighten their purse strings in fear of losing their lucrative positions, what’s the best way to survive this emergency? Whilst life goes on as normal in the world of work, saving for emergencies is the last thing on expats’ minds – until an unheard-of event straddles the planet and destroys overseas...

Oman to dump 70 per cent of its expat consultancies

Oman to dump 70 per cent of its expat consultancies
Oman is calling time on expat independents and foreign consulting firms. As the emirate struggles to release funds in order to deal with the pandemic, its government has ordered the cancellation of all foreign consulting contracts. The sultanate is one of the region’s largest countries, with its population topping 4.7 million, over a...

Is Kuwait no longer a welcoming destination for expats?

Is Kuwait no longer a welcoming destination for expats?
Once upon a time, expats headed for the Gulf States in general and Kuwait in particular for its lifestyle, its generous oil and gas-related salaries and its exotic ambience. Nowadays, everything is different, with Kuwait leading the rest of the Gulf States as regards getting rid of the vast majority of its expatriates. At the same time as...

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