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    Saudi Arabia

    Huge Fire Breaks out in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    A large fire broke out Saudi Arabia. The fire erupted in makeshift offices in Haramain Sulaymaniyah district in Jeddah. According...

    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...

    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...

    United Arab Emirates

    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...

    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...

    Latest News

    Arabic Words and Phrases that Every Expat Should Know

    There are millions of people, including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and other nationalities, who are living and working in...

    4.9 Magnitude Earthquake in Algeria Causes Panic and Damages Homes

    A 4.9 magnitude earthquake caused panic and damaged homes in Mila, Algeria at 10:15am on a Friday - August...

    Pray for Lebanon, Countries Light Up Lebanese Flag in Solidarity after Beirut Explosion

    Few hours after the massive blast at the port area of the Lebanese capital, the hashtags #PrayforLebanon and #PrayforBeirut trended on...

    Air India Express Flight from Dubai-Kerala Crash, Plane Splits in Two as it Skids Off Runway in Kerala

    An Air India Express plane flight accident occurred on (Friday) August 7, 2020 when the plane skidded off a...

    Bride’s Wedding Photoshoot in Beirut Captures Horrific Explosion

    It was supposedly the happiest day of her life - until her entire world shook, literally.  A happy couple in...

    Huge Fire Breaks out in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    A large fire broke out Saudi Arabia. The fire erupted in makeshift offices in Haramain Sulaymaniyah district in Jeddah. According to reports, Saudi Arabia Firefighters...

    Before and After Photos of Beirut Port from UAE Khalifa Satellite

    Last August 4, Beirut, Lebanon suffered a massive explosion in the capital's port area which left dozens dead and thousands injured. The said cause...

    BREAKING: Massive and Shocking Blast in Beirut, Lebanon Leaves City in Chaos

    Lebanon's capital city, Beirut, has been hit by a massive explosion that left the city in panic and chaos. According to reports, the explosion...

    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...

    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...

    4.9 Magnitude Earthquake in Algeria Causes Panic and Damages Homes

    A 4.9 magnitude earthquake caused panic and damaged homes in Mila, Algeria at 10:15am on a Friday - August 7, 2020. This occurred in...

    Pray for Lebanon, Countries Light Up Lebanese Flag in Solidarity after Beirut Explosion

    Few hours after the massive blast at the port area of the Lebanese capital, the hashtags #PrayforLebanon and #PrayforBeirut trended on social media.  And as people began...

    Air India Express Flight from Dubai-Kerala Crash, Plane Splits in Two as it Skids Off Runway in Kerala

    An Air India Express plane flight accident occurred on (Friday) August 7, 2020 when the plane skidded off a runway in Kerala's Kozhikode. The plane...

    Bride’s Wedding Photoshoot in Beirut Captures Horrific Explosion

    It was supposedly the happiest day of her life - until her entire world shook, literally.  A happy couple in Beirut was spending a blissful...

    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

    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...