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    Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Gov’t Limits Hajj 2021 to 60,000 Citizens & Residents – No Foreign Travelers Allowed

    Saudi Arabia has announced that this year's Hajj pilgrimage will be limited to 60,000 pilgrims. Furthermore, due to the...

    Saudi Evaluates Plans for Hajj, Umrah this Year Amid Pandemic

    After assessing the COVID-19 pandemic situation, Saudi Arabia will announce this year's Hajj and Umrah preparations, acting Saudi minister of media Dr. Majid Al...

    Saudi Lifts Quarantine Requirement for Vaccinated Travellers

    International tourists arriving by air from most countries will no longer need to be quarantined if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, 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 am on May 17. Saudi Arabia’s...

    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...

    United Arab Emirates

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Latest News

    Here’s What You Need to Know About Living and Working in Qatar

    Qatar, and its capital city of Doha, is quickly becoming another popular Middle Eastern destination for expats. Foreign employees...

    Laws on Drugs and Alcohol that You Should Know When in Qatar

    As all eyes are peeled for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup, present alcohol rules in Qatar have been...

    UAE is First Nation to Receive Revolutionary COVID-19 Medication

    Sotrovimab, the world's newest anti-viral drug for COVID-19, is now available in the UAE for the early treatment of...

    Oman OK’s Direct Hiring in Private Sector

    The Omani Cabinet has approved direct hiring for private-sector job openings. READ ALSO: Oman Minister Announces Plan to Amend Labor,...

    Saudi Gov’t Limits Hajj 2021 to 60,000 Citizens & Residents – No Foreign Travelers Allowed

    Saudi Arabia has announced that this year's Hajj pilgrimage will be limited to 60,000 pilgrims. Furthermore, due to the...

    Saudi Lifts Quarantine Requirement for Vaccinated Travellers

    International tourists arriving by air from most countries will no longer need to be quarantined if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, Saudi Arabia...

    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 the country's biggest attacks. According to...

    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...

    Qatar

    Here’s What You Need to Know About Living and Working in Qatar

    Qatar, and its capital city of Doha, is quickly becoming another popular Middle Eastern destination for expats. Foreign employees from all over the world...

    Laws on Drugs and Alcohol that You Should Know When in Qatar

    As all eyes are peeled for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup, present alcohol rules in Qatar have been hotly contested in the worldwide...

    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...

    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:...

    Laws on Drugs and Alcohol that You Should Know When in Qatar

    As all eyes are peeled for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup, present alcohol rules in Qatar have been hotly contested in the worldwide...

    UAE is First Nation to Receive Revolutionary COVID-19 Medication

    Sotrovimab, the world's newest anti-viral drug for COVID-19, is now available in the UAE for the early treatment of selected COVID-19 patients. READ ALSO: UAE...

    Oman OK’s Direct Hiring in Private Sector

    The Omani Cabinet has approved direct hiring for private-sector job openings. READ ALSO: Oman Minister Announces Plan to Amend Labor, Taxation, and Subsidy Laws According to...

    Saudi Gov’t Limits Hajj 2021 to 60,000 Citizens & Residents – No Foreign Travelers Allowed

    Saudi Arabia has announced that this year's Hajj pilgrimage will be limited to 60,000 pilgrims. Furthermore, due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, they are...

    Bahrain

    No Work Permits to be Issued by Bahrain to Citizens from these Countries

    Bahrain stated on Sunday that it will temporarily suspend granting work permits to individuals from the red list nations in order to assist curb...

    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...

    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...