For decades, GCC has been relying heavily on expats to underpin its booming economies. However, this trend is slowly changing with several countries introducing policies aimed at controlling the influx of expats and creating more jobs for nation
A proposal by a Kuwaiti lawmaker to limit the number of expatriates in the country by asking 20 per cent of foreigners to leave every year has sparked a heated debate.
Under the plan proposed by Abdullah Al Tamimi 1.35 million exp
Dubai's Rashid Hospital has started accepting health insurance cards from expatriates with the enforcement of a new law requiring health insurance cover for all Dubai residents, a report said.
The insurance cards are accepted
Saudi Arabia's Labor Ministry is studying a proposal to restrict expatriate workers' period of stay in the kingdom to a maximum of eight years, a report said.
The move also aims to discourage them from bringing their
The problems faced by Indians living in the Gulf will be highlighted at a major conference this week.
More than 2,000 non-resident Indians (NRIs) from over 60 countries, including Bahrain, will attend the 12th annual Pravasi Bhara
Saudi Arabia's Labour Ministry has said that it would continue to accept applications from undocumented expats to legalise their status despite the end of the amnesty, said a report.
Such workers will have to pay fines and fac
Majority of the western expats see the UAE as an ideal place to live, work and save thanks to its tax- free salary and the countless career opportunities the country offers, according to a new survey by Standard Life, a leading provider of long
Bahrain may scrap plans to ban expatriates from getting driving licences unless their job requires it could be scrapped, a top official said.
Parliament approved the proposal as part of a draft Traffic Law passed in June.
The employment growth among expatriates in Bahrain was more than 40 per cent higher than the locals during the second quarter of the year, said a report.
The expatriate workforce now stands at 509,622, an incre
Indians in Bahrain have been warned to keep their CPR cards safe to ensure they do not become victims of fraud.
It follows several complaints to the Indian Embassy from workers who have had travel bans slapped on them because of t