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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...

UAE considers offering expat pensions

UAE considers offering expat pensions
If you’re heading for a hopefully long-term relocation in the UAE, you may be able to save for your retirement via a new expat pension scheme. A recently issued report has recommended the UAE government should consider offering a savings investment fund to expat workers in the emirate. The report describes the scheme as a replacement...

UAE expats and foreign nationals cornering the market in UK properties

UAE expats and foreign nationals cornering the market in UK properties
As sterling still falters, foreign nationals and expats in the UAE are continuing the rush to purchase British real estate, although London is now at the back of the queue due to its pricey properties. Figures from providers of expat mortgages show a year-on-year increase of 20 per cent in the numbers of UAE residents investing in British...

How much do expats in UAE need to save to ensure a comfortable retirement

How much do expats in UAE need to save to ensure a comfortable retirement
Given that most expats working in the UAE have chosen the job to ensure financial security, how much should be saved to make retirement all it should be? Relocating on assignment to the UAE is often seen as one way to ensure financial security in later life, but the trick is knowing exactly how much needs to be put by. Retirement isn’t a...

Saudi families and companies looking to hire female expat drivers

Saudi families and companies looking to hire female expat drivers
A surprisingly immediate reaction to Saudi Arabia’s dramatic rescinding of the controversial ban on women drivers is that Saudi businesses and families are planning to hire expat women drivers. Saudi families, car rental companies and businesses in general are taking advantage of the reversal of the ban on women drivers by deciding to...

Survey ranks UAE 9th best world country for expat life

Survey ranks UAE 9th best world country for expat life
In spite of recent press reports of increased crackdowns on expats in the North African Arab states, the UAE has been voted the 9th best expat destination in the world in a recent survey. The 2013 edition of HSBC’s Expat Explorer survey resulted in the emirates being ranked as 9th out of all the 100 countries surveyed, with respondents...

Minister states Saudization is not the solution to unemployment in Saudi

Minister states Saudization is not the solution to unemployment in Saudi
A cautious welcome is being given to a statement made by Saudi’s education minister, in which he said the controversial Saudization programme is not a solution for the kingdom. In an interview given last Sunday, Education Minister Price Faisal bun Abdullah stated that the solution to the lack of job opportunities was the implementation...

New Zealand PM tasks UK government over unfair visa restrictions for Kiwis

New Zealand PM tasks UK government over unfair visa restrictions for Kiwis
During his official visit to the UK, Kiwi Prime Minister John Key is holding talks with UK government representatives over the difficulties faced by Kiwis wishing to enter Britain. Mr Key’s visit to the UK was prompted by an invitation from Queen Elizabeth to spend a weekend at Balmoral, her Scottish retreat. Whilst in London he held...