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Telling it like it is on drinking laws in Dubai

Telling it like it is on drinking laws in Dubai
Misinterpreting Dubai’s totally confusing laws on drinking alcohol can land expats or tourists in prison. Last week, yet another visitor to Dubai was incarcerated along with her four-year old daughter for three days due to her having accepted a glass of red wine from a stewardess during her flight from the UK. Recently, another Briton...

UAE to launch long term visas to attract top talent expats

UAE to launch long term visas to attract top talent expats
The UAE is about to launch 10-year visas for expat professionals and investors in order to attract top talent and international cash. In a recent announcement, the UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship confirmed its board has given the go for a plan implementing all cabinet decisions affecting visas made over the past two...

Expats in Dubai win shorter working hours and longer leaves

Expats in Dubai win shorter working hours and longer leaves
A new Dubai human resources law is good news for expat employees in government jobs as they’ll enjoy longer leaves and shorter working hours. Employees of grades between eight and 11 are due to gain three additional paid leave days as well as shorter working hours. The new law was announced Sunday by Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid al...

Saudi and expat females alike overjoyed about permission to drive

Saudi and expat females alike overjoyed about permission to drive
It’s not just Saudi women who’re over the moon about being allowed to drive, it’s expat women living in the kingdom who’ve missed the freedom of self-drive. Not being able to drive if you’re planning to take on a job in Saudi or if you’re a trailing spouse who’s moved to the kingdom along with her husband has been one of...

Expats in UAE selling property to buy second nationality via Golden Visas

Expats in UAE selling property to buy second nationality via Golden Visas
Expats living and working in the UAE are selling their home country properties in order to afford a second citizenship and passport. According to recently released data, almost half the UAE’s expat population have sold their properties in their home countries as part of a bid to obtain a second nationality and passport. Reports state...

Young expat deported for not reporting cohabiting unmarried couple

Young expat deported for not reporting cohabiting unmarried couple
The UAE may well be backtracking on hitting out at expat professionals, but its archaic laws can still land the unwary in a heap of grief. Over the past several weeks, much has been made in the Gulf State English language media of the UAE’s and other Gulf States’ sudden offering to expatriates of long-stay visas, full business...

Expats and locals in Bahrain warned about dodgy car repair shops

Expats and locals in Bahrain warned about dodgy car repair shops
Expats living and working in Bahrain are being warned about gang-controlled car repair businesses. Due to the lack of relevant laws and enforced regulations, both expat and local customers are being ripped off by the unscrupulous gangs controlling the emirate’s car repair trade. Many garages run by expats are overcharging their...

Brit expats in UAE reluctant to remit due to sterling volatility

Brit expats in UAE reluctant to remit due to sterling volatility
The sterling slump following the Brexit referendum result was a gift to British expats in the UAE dedicated to sending money home or investing in British buy to let properties. Following an initial flurry of remittances and over the next year or so, the pound made up some 10 per cent, making sending money home less of a temptation. Now...

Ten Brit expat families lose hope as shipments confirmed lost during collision

Ten Brit expat families lose hope as shipments confirmed lost during collision
Expats who’d shipped their goods just before relocating back home from the UAE have finally been told all their belongings have been lost doe to last month’s collision between two container ships at a Karachi port. After hoping against hope their precious belongings weren’t in the 21 containers knocked overboard during the...

Dubai needs affordable as well as expensive provisions for its residents

Dubai needs affordable as well as expensive provisions for its residents
Dubai is arguably the top world destination for expat professionals looking for tax-free top salaries and a luxurious lifestyle to match, but the city in a desert is now one of the world’s most costly. Ranked as the 20th most expensive world city, Dubai’s drain on even the highest salaries comes mainly due to the costs of renting...