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    Saudi Arabia

    Saudi to Reopen Borders Starting May 17

    The kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced that it will lift its travel ban on those travelling overseas beginning 1:00...

    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 word ‘maid’ after it has...

    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...

    United Arab Emirates

    UAE Study Highlights COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy, Impact on Preventing Hospitalization

    As more countries are rolling out their national vaccination campaigns against COVID-19, the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre recently released a study, revealing that...

    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...

    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...

    Latest News

    VIDEO: Israel’s Iron Dome Blocks 90% of Rockets Fired, Limiting Impact of Large Assaults

    The Iron Dome, Israel's anti-missile defence system, has intercepted 90% of rockets launched, minimising the severity of one of...

    Saudi to Reopen Borders Starting May 17

    The kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced that it will lift its travel ban on those travelling overseas beginning 1:00...

    Oman Imposes Ban on Commercial Activities; Cancels Eid Prayers

    Oman announced that it is cancelling Eid prayers and Eid souqs and gatherings of any kind in public places,...

    Bahrain Launches Wage Protection System

    The kingdom of Bahrain has officially put into effect the phased system that aims to protect the wages of...

    PH Gov’t Considers Suspension of OFW Deployment to Countries with Kafala System

    The Philippine government on Wednesday (April 21) revealed the possibility of suspending OFW deployment to Middle East countries that...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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:...

    Saudi to Reopen Borders Starting May 17

    The kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced that it will lift its travel ban on those travelling overseas beginning 1:00 am on May 17. Saudi Arabia’s...

    Oman Imposes Ban on Commercial Activities; Cancels Eid Prayers

    Oman announced that it is cancelling Eid prayers and Eid souqs and gatherings of any kind in public places, which include beaches and parks...

    Bahrain Launches Wage Protection System

    The kingdom of Bahrain has officially put into effect the phased system that aims to protect the wages of private-sector employees and limit labor...

    PH Gov’t Considers Suspension of OFW Deployment to Countries with Kafala System

    The Philippine government on Wednesday (April 21) revealed the possibility of suspending OFW deployment to Middle East countries that would refuse to heed Philippine...

    Bahrain

    Bahrain Launches Wage Protection System

    The kingdom of Bahrain has officially put into effect the phased system that aims to protect the wages of private-sector employees and limit labor...

    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...

    Oman

    Oman Imposes Ban on Commercial Activities; Cancels Eid Prayers

    Oman announced that it is cancelling Eid prayers and Eid souqs and gatherings of any kind in public places, which include beaches and parks...

    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...

    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...