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    Saudi Arabia

    Now, Saudi-based Employers and Recruiters Should Not Use the Word ‘Maid’ in Job Adverts

    The Saudi government has announced that no form of job advertisements, whether on paper or online, should use the...

    Despite Kafala Reform, Many Filipinos in Saudi Still Vulnerable to Abuse – Expert

    At least 500,000 Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia are still at risk for exploitation and abuse despite the reform ‘abolishing’ the kafala system. The...

    Viral Video: Domestic Helper Rescued from Angry Employer’s Abuse

    Here’s an important reminder to all employers regarding how you treat ALL your workers: Do not beat them up or abuse them, even if...

    Saudi Arabia to Require COVID-19 Vaccination for Hajj 2021

    Saudi authorities have floated the possibility of requiring COVID-19 vaccination as part of the requirement to be allowed to attend the holy Hajj pilgrimage...

    Saudi Suspends Travel from UAE, India, Pakistan Among 20 Countries

    The Saudi government on Tuesday (February 2), suspended the entry of passengers from 20 countries, with the exception of diplomats, Saudi citizens, medical practitioners,...

    United Arab Emirates

    UAE Gov’t Introduces New ‘Hayat-Vax’

    Reinforcing the country’s staunch efforts to develop herd immunity among its residents, the UAE government announced a joint project between the UAE G42 and...

    UAE Suspends Daily, Hourly Maid Services to Curb Spread of Coronavirus

    UAE authorities on Tuesday (March 16) announced that short-term recruitment of maid services via Tadbeer centers is temporarily suspended. READ ALSO: UAE Lands in Top...

    Abu Dhabi, Dubai Among Top 5 Destinations for Work Abroad

    Known to many global citizens as one of the most expat-friendly cities in the world, Dubai, has once again proven its popularity and appeal...

    Court Acquits Couple Charged of Having Sexual Relations Outside Marriage

    A foreign couple who was sent to court for charges of having sexual relations outside of wedlock has recently been acquitted by the Sharjah...

    Khalid and Salama Vlog About Nigerian Food Experience

    Renowned Emirati vlogger, Khalid and wife, Salama, go back to the streets of Dubai, to bring another mouth-watering and thought-provoking vlog. This time, they...

    Remote Workers Can Now Relocate to Dubai via New Virtual Working Program

    The Dubai government has recently launched a new program that enables overseas remote working professionals to relocate in the emirate while continuing to serve...

    Latest News

    Oman Enacts 5% VAT on Goods and Services

    On Friday (April 16), Oman enacted the 5% value added tax (VAT) on several goods and services. This comes after...

    BI Issues Warning to OFWs: Using Old OECs is Illegal

    The Bureau of Immigration (BI) issued a warning about a scam targeting former OFWs. The scheme works by giving...

    UAE Gov’t Introduces New ‘Hayat-Vax’

    Reinforcing the country’s staunch efforts to develop herd immunity among its residents, the UAE government announced a joint project...

    After Saudi Ban on Use of the Word ‘Maids’ in Job Ads, Kuwait Follows Suit

    The Middle East has seen important reforms concerning policies in dealing with domestic helpers. In Kuwait, the use of...

    Ramadan 2021: What are The Protocols to be Observed this Year?

    Earlier, astronomy experts have projected that Ramadan in the UAE this year will fall on April 13 or 14,...

    Pakistani Uber Eats Driver Killed after 2 Teenage Girls Carjack His Car

    Two teenage girls, 13 and 15, have been charged with the murder and carjacking of a Pakistani immigrant. The Pakistani, Mohammad Anwar, 66, was...

    UAE Offers Free Vaccination to All Residents Age 16 and Above

    The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced that vaccinations will be free for all residents aged 16 and above. ALSO READ: Sponsoring Your...

    UAE Introduces New Remote Working Visa, Multiple-Entry Tourist Visas

    Authorities in the UAE have approved a new self-sponsored Remote Work Visa that will enable employees from all over the world to live and...

    UAE Suspends Daily, Hourly Maid Services to Curb Spread of Coronavirus

    UAE authorities on Tuesday (March 16) announced that short-term recruitment of maid services via Tadbeer centers is temporarily suspended. READ ALSO: UAE Lands in Top...

    Qatar

    Qatar: All Residents to Download Ehteraz App, or Face Jail or up to QR 200,000 Fines

    Qatar authorities, through a Cabinet decision, has obligated all residents who are going outside their houses to download and install the Ehteraz app beginning...

    Anti-Trafficking Laws in the Middle East

    There are millions of foreign workers living and working in the Middle East, including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and other expats. When it comes...

    5 Things to Know for Those Who Want to Teach in Qatar

    Dreaming of working overseas? For professionals in the teaching profession, working in a new environment flavoured with cultural variety can spell big challenges, but...

    Here’s What You Need to Know about Qatar’s Social Security System

    In terms of living conditions, one of the most important things to consider when working or migrating to a different country is their social...

    Qatar Airways Named World’s Best Airline for 2019

    Being the best in a certain field within the region is admirable, but being called the best in the world defines excellence, and sets...

    Qatar’s Tourism Council to Boost Activities During Eid, Summer

    As a number of GCC member states have already announced the dates for the Eid holidays, movement is expected among nationals and residents within...

    Kuwait

    After Saudi Ban on Use of the Word ‘Maids’ in Job Ads, Kuwait Follows Suit

    The Middle East has seen important reforms concerning policies in dealing with domestic helpers. In Kuwait, the use of the word, ‘maid’ in advertisements and job postings is no longer allowed as per the Kuwaiti Ministry of Commerce. READ ALSO:...

    BI Issues Warning to OFWs: Using Old OECs is Illegal

    The Bureau of Immigration (BI) issued a warning about a scam targeting former OFWs. The scheme works by giving former OFWS new tourist visas...

    UAE Gov’t Introduces New ‘Hayat-Vax’

    Reinforcing the country’s staunch efforts to develop herd immunity among its residents, the UAE government announced a joint project between the UAE G42 and...

    After Saudi Ban on Use of the Word ‘Maids’ in Job Ads, Kuwait Follows Suit

    The Middle East has seen important reforms concerning policies in dealing with domestic helpers. In Kuwait, the use of the word, ‘maid’ in advertisements...

    Ramadan 2021: What are The Protocols to be Observed this Year?

    Earlier, astronomy experts have projected that Ramadan in the UAE this year will fall on April 13 or 14, depending on the country’s moon-sighting...

    Bahrain

    Bahrain Rolls Out Digital Vaccine Passport

    The Kingdom of Bahrain announced on Wednesday (February 17) that it has launched its own digital ‘vaccine passport’ for citizens. The move aims to help...

    WATCH: F1 Driver Climbs Out of Burning Car After Crash at Bahrain Grand Prix

    F1 Driver Romain Grosjean barely escaped a horrific crash, which has set his vehicle in shambles and a large fire, with only minor injuries...

    Bahrain to be Among the First Nations to Receive Coronavirus Vaccine

    A top-ranking official at the BDF Hospital, on Tuesday (Nov. 10), announced that the kingdom as per the directives of His Royal Highness Prince...

    Anti-Trafficking Laws in the Middle East

    There are millions of foreign workers living and working in the Middle East, including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and other expats. When it comes...

    Oman

    Oman Enacts 5% VAT on Goods and Services

    On Friday (April 16), Oman enacted the 5% value added tax (VAT) on several goods and services. This comes after a six-month transitional period for...

    Oman to Enforce 5% VAT Starting April 16

    Oman is all set to roll out the 5% Value Added Tax (VAT) across the country. Oman is the third in the Arab world...

    Oman Announces Temporary Border Closure to Curb Spread of COVID Variant

    In light of the identification of the new COVID-19 variant, Oman announced that it will temporarily close its borders for a week. State News Agency...

    Tips

    Sponsoring Your Family in the UAE: A Guide

    Did you know that you can sponsor your family in the UAE? If you are a male expat worker earning at least AED 4,000...

    How to Inquire if You Have a Travel Ban in the UAE

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is known as one of the best countries for expats worldwide, and its not surprising that thousands of people go...

    5 Kinds of Posts Prohibited by Twitter Middle East

    In this day and age, social media has become a powerful platform for sharing information, doing business, and communication in general. That being said, certain...

    Financial Considerations for Expats in the UAE

    The appeal of a high standard of living, low taxation, and lucrative salaries – on top of the bright, sunny weather – are among...