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GCC expatriates sent $98bn home in 2014

Expatriates working in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries sent $98 billion in outward remittances in 2014, according to a World Bank report. GCC countries have seen a significant increase in migration inflows in the

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New app launched in GCC to help Indians in emergencies

A new mobile phone application that allows Indian expats in distress to contact their embassy and social workers has been launched in the GCC. The free app is called MigCall, an abbreviation of the words “migrant” and “call,&

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Experience a whole new Abu Dhabi on Jalboot

Meet Ellen the Expat- a resident in Abu Dhabi who felt as though she has seen all the city has to offer, until she decided to board the Jalboot ferry. She shares her experience on the private ferry service to enlighten other fellow expats on wha

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Experience a whole new Abu Dhabi on Jalboot

Meet Ellen the Expat- a resident in Abu Dhabi who felt as though she has seen all the city has to offer, until she decided to board the Jalboot ferry. She shares her experience on the private ferry service to enlighten other fellow expats on wha

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Saudi home to fourth largest migrant population

Saudi Arabia has the fourth largest migrant population in the world with more than 10 million expatriates living in the country, according to a United Nations report. The largest number, 47 million, live in the United States, foll

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Bahraini villagers in new drive against illegal expats

A campaign has been launched to flush illegal foreign residents out of a Bahraini fishing village, which has been branded the “capital of Bangladesh” by a municipal councillor. The people of Galali, in Muharraq, are now being urged

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Shelters for expats to be shut down in Bahrain

Shelters run by foreign embassies and non-governmental organisations will soon be shut down in Bahrain. Distressed expatriates housed in those shelters will be relocated to a new government-run centre under the supervision of the Labour Market

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Kidney sale expat’s mum cancer patient

A man who put up posters advertising his kidney for sale in Bahrain said he wants to raise enough money to pay for his mother’s cancer treatment. The Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication, first broke the story on Monday

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Bahrain backs ethical hiring

Bahrain could become the first country in the region to enter a partnership that ensures ethical recruitment of expatriates. The idea is to set up a network of trustworthy recruitment agencies through an International Recruitment Integrity Sys

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Bahrain ‘among top expat destinations’

Bahrain has climbed one place higher in a global survey of expatriate destination countries. The HSBC 2015 Expat Explorer survey ranked Bahrain fourth in the world for expat satisfaction – up from fifth last year – following first

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