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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...

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...

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...

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...

24 People Arrested for Gambling during Apartment Raid in Kuwait

Gambling is considered an illegal activity (especially in many Middle Eastern countries) so please be mindful of this fact. In a recent report, 24...

Employee Gets Fired after Posting TikTok Video at Workplace

One of the main challenges of working abroad is getting accustomed to and observing the culture of the people and the workplace. If you’re...

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...

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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...

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...

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...