Saudi Arabia

Saudi Closes Mosques; Curfew in Jordan; Iran Tallies 135 Deaths

As the trend of new cases and deaths due to SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) in many parts of the world continue...

Saudi Arabia Bars GCC Citizens from Entering Mecca, Medinah

On Friday (February 28), Saudi Arabia has announced that it will deny entry of GCC citizens to two of Islam's holiest cities amid fears over the new...

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...

Travelers from These Countries Will Soon be Allowed Visa-Free Entry in KSA

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of Saudi Arabia has announced that its national air carriers will now allow entry into the Kingdom...

KSA Launches New Visa Policy for Tourists, No Abaya Rule

Saudi Arabia has introduced a new visa program on Friday (September 27), which will benefit at least 49 countries and attract foreign companies to...

United Arab Emirates

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...

WATCH: UAE Sets New World Record with Largest Flag Flown in Free Fall

If you're a fan of extreme sports, you probably won't be surprised to find out that the UAE has just set a new world record for...

Dubai Run On Sheikh Zayed Road Pictures

In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, many residents joined in the Dubai 30x30: Dubai Run on Sheikh Zayed Road - the first-ever run on the...

Over 2000 Runners Participated in the First Mai Dubai City Half Marathon

First running event of its kind in Dubai Attended by Instagram star Joe Wicks Athletes, their friends and family enjoyed the sights and...

UAE Ranks Among Top Arab Countries for Social Progress

The UAE has once again outshone its neighboring countries in the Middle East in terms of social progress according to a new report. The 2019...

Ithra Dubai Begins Construction of World’s Largest Cantilever

Ithra Dubai has released a statement that it is now working on the first sliding phase of the world's largest cantilever or 'The Link',...

Latest News

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...

Pakistan International Airlines Flight from Lahore to Karachi Crashes

Breaking News. A flight from Lahore to Karachi had crashed in a residential area near Karachi. Pakistan International Airlines...

10 Reasons Why Filipinos Choose to Work in the Middle East

Previously, we talked about the Middle East’s anti-trafficking laws, which help in making the region a safe place for...

Saudi Closes Mosques; Curfew in Jordan; Iran Tallies 135 Deaths

As the trend of new cases and deaths due to SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) in many parts of the world continue...

Iran Releases 70,000 Prisoners due to Coronavirus

Amid the rising cases of COVID-19 around the world, countries in the Middle East have imposed travel restrictions and...

PH Embassy in Bahrain Ready to Repatriate OFWs Amid Tensions in Region

Despite the lull on the issue between the US and Iran following the former’s bombing of the latter’s US bases in Iraq, the Philippine...

UAE Approves 5-Year Tourist Visa, All Nationalities can Apply

The UAE announces a tourist visa where all nationalities can apply and is valid for 5 years with multiple-entry status. This is an excellent...

WATCH: UAE Sets New World Record with Largest Flag Flown in Free Fall

If you're a fan of extreme sports, you probably won't be surprised to find out that the UAE has just set a new world record for...

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...

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

Assembly Proposal to Limit Gov’t Hospital Services to Kuwaitis Only

In a controversial announcement, the Kuwaiti government has proposed to limit the medical services offered by government hospitals to Kuwaiti nationals only. However, the government clarified that this will not be implemented immediately in consideration of the large expat...

Pakistan International Airlines Flight from Lahore to Karachi Crashes

Breaking News. A flight from Lahore to Karachi had crashed in a residential area near Karachi. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight 8303 crashed during...

10 Reasons Why Filipinos Choose to Work in the Middle East

Previously, we talked about the Middle East’s anti-trafficking laws, which help in making the region a safe place for foreign nationals to work in....

Saudi Closes Mosques; Curfew in Jordan; Iran Tallies 135 Deaths

As the trend of new cases and deaths due to SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) in many parts of the world continue in an upward trajectory, several...

Iran Releases 70,000 Prisoners due to Coronavirus

Amid the rising cases of COVID-19 around the world, countries in the Middle East have imposed travel restrictions and other precautionary measures. At present,...

Bahrain

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...

PH Embassy in Bahrain Ready to Repatriate OFWs Amid Tensions in Region

Despite the lull on the issue between the US and Iran following the former’s bombing of the latter’s US bases in Iraq, the Philippine...

Bahrain to Ban Use of Plastic Table Rolls

As calls for environmental reforms are becoming more pronounced more than ever, the Kingdom of Bahrain has approved a resolution that will ban table...

Gulf Air Appoints First Bahraini Woman to Lead African Arm

The Middle East is seeing an important transition from its traditionally male-centric society, which is heavily seen in countries such as Saudi Arabia and...

Oman

Plan Your Holidays: Oman Likely to Observe 2 Long Weekends Next Month

As the year nears its end, citizens and residents of Oman can expect to get extra time off to relax and unwind, as there...

First E-Mall Soon to Open in Oman

Online shopping, though very popular in most parts of the world, is still not as big in places such as Oman. However, all that...

Finance Ministry Introduces New Rules for Duty-Free Shops in Oman

Oman’s Ministry of Finance has issued a new list of regulations, conditions, and procedures applicable for purchases and sales as well as establishing new...

Tips

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...

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...