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Bahrain wins out on career boosting for expat professionals

Bahrain wins out on career boosting for expat professionals
The tiny emirate of Bahrain is surprisingly good at boosting expat careers. Bahrain is the lesser-known emirate of the Gulf States, with its total area 200 times smaller than Florida and its population set at around 1.5 million. Despite its size and its political and economic problems, its archipelago of some 300 islands is strongly rated...

Ponzi schemes steal millions from expats in the Gulf States region

Ponzi schemes steal millions from expats in the Gulf States region
Muslim investors all across the Gulf States poured their cash into Ponzi schemes set up by Heera Group and lost the lot. Many thousands of expat workers and citizens in the UAE and other Gulf States were enticed into investing in financial instruments promising ‘guaranteed’ 36 per cent returns. The so-called investment plans were...

UAE expat poll shows dissatisfaction with financial advice

UAE expat poll shows dissatisfaction with financial advice
Just as the UAE’s finance ministry launches new regulations, a poll of expatriates has revealed 32 per cent don’t trust IFAs. The CFA Institute study centred on the trustworthiness of financial advisors working in the UAE, with its results identifying a significant gap between the expectation of investors and their satisfaction with...

How to date safely in Dubai

How to date safely in Dubai
As if being a female in Dubai isn’t tough enough, you’ll need to get used to the emirate’s dating protocols. For new female arrivals, Dubai may seem like a pleasure palace for the privileged complete with great-looking guys in romantic white robes. As with every other expatriate destination on the planet, reality may take a while to...

Expat startups in UAE suffering from ban on VoIP

Expat startups in UAE suffering from ban on VoIP
As if launching a startup in the UAE isn’t tough enough, entrepreneurs are having to cope without access to essential VoIP products such as WhatsApp, Facetime and Skype. The de facto ban imposed by the UAE on these popular add-ons increases startup costs, deters investors, reduces productivity and damages the competitiveness of...

Working in Dubai as a female expat professional

Working in Dubai as a female expat professional
Relocating, even to familiar countries, can be an overwhelming experience, but for female professionals moving to a Gulf State it’s even more of a challenge. Surprisingly, it’s not that difficult to actually get a job if you’ve arrived as a professionally-qualified trailing spouse, with online job openings the best way to start....

Saving versus spending for expat professionals in Dubai

Saving versus spending for expat professionals in Dubai
For a good few arriving expat professionals taking up residence in Dubai, the end-game is to be much more than financially comfortable by the time they leave, but not many realise that dream. If winning the lottery is the dream of those in everyday jobs, getting relocated to Dubai is the dream of expat professionals. The prize is the same...

Irish eyes are smiling in the UAE

Irish eyes are smiling in the UAE
Over the past few years, the Irish expat community in the UAE has expanded from around 4,000 to 11,000, mostly due to the construction boom in the Gulf region. It’s not just the UAE that’s become a magnet for Irish construction professionals, with Saudi Arabia now home to 2,700. Qatar hosts 2,000 and the smaller emirates of Kuwait,...

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...