Monday 15 February 2016
GCC nationals

Family top influential factor for GCC residents

A majority of both GCC nationals and expatriates in the region rank ‘family’ as the most influential motivator, a report said, adding that ‘status’ and ‘easy life’ were among the least influential factors that


Bahrain property deals up 46pc in 2012

The volume of real estate transactions in Bahrain increased by 46 per cent last year as compared to 2011, with a total value of BD663.9 million ($1.74 billion), a report said. Figures revealed by the public relations and media section a


Bahrain plans to extend smartcard usage

Bahrain is expected to be the first Gulf country to allow GCC nationals to complete all official procedures using only their identity smart card, said a senior government official. Other GCC countries are expected to follow suit,


Sharjah curbs foreign property ownership

Sharjah has restricted foreign ownership of land and properties only to the UAE and Gulf nationals and companies fully owned by them under a new decree, said a report. As per the decree issued by Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al

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