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UAE expats told not to panic as dollar rates get gloomier

UAE expats told not to panic as dollar rates get gloomier
If you’re a USA professional relocating to the UAE and have a mortgage or other financial commitments in the home country, keeping an eye on the dollar weighting might be a good idea. During 2017, the almighty dollar lost around 10 per cent of its value when measured against a basket of global currencies. Its first decline for five...

New expat arrivals in Dubai warned over fraudulent IFAs

New expat arrivals in Dubai warned over fraudulent IFAs
A Scottish IFA has been convicted in a Dubai court of running an unauthorised financial advice business, thus allowing his expat victims to sue to recover their losses. The judgement is being recorded as a landmark decision as it’s one of the first convictions of its kind in any expat destination which allows clients who’ve lost money...

New Oman driving test rules to benefit expat males

New Oman driving test rules to benefit expat males
If you're heading to Oman on a new assignment, this new rule may make your life easier. Every male driver in Oman will soon be able to choose between taking a driving test on an automatic transmission car or a geared car. The move takes into account demands from the community that learning to drive and sitting for a driving test in...

Saudi Arabia about to announce official tourist visa details

Saudi Arabia about to announce official tourist visa details
Saudi Arabia’s new tourist visa could be a blessing for expats contemplating a move to the emirate. Given the online coverage of the good, the bad and the decidedly ugly from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, would-be expat professionals might well welcome a straightforward way to examine the region before committing to a relocation....

Choosing your perfect rental home in Dubai

Choosing your perfect rental home in Dubai
If you’ve landed your dream job in Dubai, the wrong decision as to where to live in the city might just result in motoring nightmares! Choosing your exact location in Dubai is essential for your stress levels, especially if you’re accompanied by your family and/or your pets. Tying together work hours, school hours and commuting times...

Expats in Saudi to bear brunt of inflation hikes

Expats in Saudi to bear brunt of inflation hikes
If you’re about to head for Saudi Arabia on reassignment, this report by a UK-based economics consultancy may give cause for concern. Analysts at Capital Economics have reported expats in Saudi Arabia will be hit hardest by rising inflation. Hikes in the cost of power and fuel as well as the recent introduction of VAT will affect expat...

Expats heading for UAE now need home country police check certificate

Expats heading for UAE now need home country police check certificate
Strict new security laws will now force expats taking up assignments in the UAE to produce a home country police report proving they have no criminal convictions. The UAE statement regarding the new law describes the required document as a ‘Good Conduct and Behaviour Certificate’, needing to be provided either by expats’ home...

Dubai frees Briton imprisoned for carrying legal cancer medication

Dubai frees Briton imprisoned for carrying legal cancer medication
Following an intervention by Detained in Dubai and local lawyers, a British man who’d been detained in jail for five weeks for carrying a six-month supply of a legal cancer medication has finally been released. Perry Coppins, the latest in a number of British citizens arrested and detained in the UAE for seemingly spurious reasons, was...

Qatar opens up full company ownership to expat investors

Qatar opens up full company ownership to expat investors
Qatar has now granted 100 per cent ownership of businesses to expats investing in the emirate. It’s now possible for expats wishing to invest in the country by starting up or introducing businesses to own 100 per cent of their companies. The new rule was announced by the government last Thursday as a move to boost non-oil revenues,...

Expat job seekers warned over UAE recruitment scams

Expat job seekers warned over UAE recruitment scams
Expat professionals looking for highly paid jobs in the UAE are being warned over recruitment scams. Fraudsters are targeting job-seeking expats in the UAE and beyond by posing as recruiters for major international corporations. The scam is aimed at a number of UAE companies, and begins with an official-looking job offer before a request...