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UAE ten year residency visa for expat professionals seen as positive move

UAE ten year residency visa for expat professionals seen as positive move
With all the changes to visa regulations in the UAE, expat professionals could be forgiven for their feelings of confusion. Rule changes such as the IAE's recent introduction of a full ten year residence visa for expats with high levels of special skills as well as for investors should have the effect of creating more confidence in the...

Expat property investors in Dubai advised to go for smaller units

Expat property investors in Dubai advised to go for smaller units
Expat professionals investing in buy-to-let apartments in Dubai are being advised to choose smaller units. Property investment in Dubai is the choice of many expat professionals looking for a good return for their spare cash, but opting for larger, grander apartments won’t necessarily be the best idea as regards returns. Many novice...

Behind Dubai’s glittering façade, expats are making the city tick

Behind Dubai’s glittering façade, expats are making the city tick
Glittering Dubai, home to expat professionals earning salaries they could only dream of in their home countries, is also home to the everyday expat guys and girls who make the city tick. The very thought of ‘Dubai’ conjures up luxury lifestyles, magnificent malls, beautifully manicured gardens with fountains, Michelin-starred meals...

Financing expat kids’ university education whilst in the UAE

Financing expat kids’ university education whilst in the UAE
One major problem hitting on expat families in the UAE is funding their childrens’ university-level education. Expat professionals in Dubai with university-aged kids are facing up to the dilemma of covering the costs of their offsprings’ studying for a degree at an overseas university. Unless parents are at the top of the tree as...

Kuwait dream destination now an expat nightmare

Kuwait dream destination now an expat nightmare
Notwithstanding the financial opportunities offered in the past to expatriates relocating to Kuwait, the emirate’s soaring cost of living is causing many to struggle to cope. The dream of financial freedom via a well-paid job in Kuwait is fading fast, especially where expat families are concerned, as the overall costs of parenthood are...

What makes Qatar different from other emirates?

What makes Qatar different from other emirates?
Although the emirates in general seem to be less popular than before, Qatar is still drawing a good number of expat professionals. For those concerned about the stability of the region as a whole, Qatar is recognised as one of the safest states in the Arab world and offers an expat-friendly environment. Wages are in excess of those in the...

Kuwait proposes pro-expat law for first time in almost a decade

Kuwait proposes pro-expat law for first time in almost a decade
Kuwaiti lawmakers break the mould by publishing new expat-friendly laws The emirate’s new legislation is expected to increase annual leave entitlement to 40 days and increase indemnity and monthly salaries by 15 per cent for around 1.7 million expatriates working in the private sector. Coordination between Kuwait’s foreign ministry...

Understanding Dubai through its peoples and their culture

Understanding Dubai through its peoples and their culture
For incoming expats who don’t just want to socialise with their own kind, understanding Dubai is all about its fascinating culture and peoples. Dubai, world-famous as a glittering city where fortunes are made, is one of seven emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates. The city is unusual in the region for staying true to its...

Dubai international schools reducing fees as expat applications decline

Dubai international schools reducing fees as expat applications decline
A major downside of expat family life in the UAE is the enormous expense of international private school education, but are providers now seeing the light? From annual swingeing increases to already extortionate fees, long waiting lists and even longer lists of extras to all the other expenses associated with private education in the UAE,...

Expat professionals biding their time before quitting Brexit Britain

Expat professionals biding their time before quitting Brexit Britain
Recruiters for Gulf State jobs are expecting a boom in expat professional applicants due to the fallout from Brexit. UAE-based consultancies haven’t seen an uptick in applications as yet, but they believe once the economic reality of Brexit becomes apparent the migration will begin. Analysts now believe some 80,000 jobs will be lost in...