Expat Uae News
Latest 10 news items tagged Uae
17 Jul at 6 PM 2020
Kind-hearted expatriates based in the UAE
are helping the new parents of quadruplets by donating to cover the mounting hospital bills.
After an UAE
English language newspaper had featured the Nigerian couple’s struggle to pay for the babies’ delivery, good-hearted expats stepped forward to help the couple by donating cash to cover the mounting hospital bill. It’s now not just the cost of the birth, as the four tiny babies are still in incubators and will need to remain there for at least seven more weeks. At present, the total...
7 Jul at 6 PM 2020
In order to mitigate the negative economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Saudi Arabia is extending expats’ visas including work and residency permits.
The move is aimed at the high number of working expatriates who found themselves stranded outside the kingdom when the lockdown was announced and all international flights were grounded. The Saudi government hopes the move will mitigate the chaos being caused to residents, private and public companies, investors and the Kingdom’s economic activity by the pandemic....
6 Jul at 6 PM 2020
It’s sad but true that one in four expat marriages in the UAE
end in divorce.
Expatriates make up as much as 80 per cent of all residents in the United Arab Emirates
, so it’s no surprise that expat divorces are a familiar trend in this popular location. When there’s no hope and divorce is the only way forward, many expats don’t realise the UAE
’s rules are far different than those in the home country due to their basis on Sharia law. Should jointly owned assets and children be involved, complications can easily ensue and...
2 Jul at 6 PM 2020
Out of all world economies affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the Gulf States are considered to be the worst hit.
Due to the region’s reliance on oil prices, the Gulf States are seeing a free fall in their economies as well as an unprecedented expat exodus. According to the International Monetary Fund’s bleak predictions, the six Arab states of Saudi Arabia, the UAE
, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain are expected to lose 7;6 per cent of their revenue, in both the non-oil and oil sectors.
Of course, the major impact on the...
26 Jun at 6 PM 2020
Redundant or cash-strapped expats in the UAE
can still get by if they adjust their payment habits.
Whether you’re affected by redundancy or by your employer’s latest cost-saving measures including pay cuts , a few adjustments can get you through the hard times. Firstly, rental charges in the UAE
are usually the major expense for expats, but an exploratory meeting with your landlord and a plea for clemency might just get you a rent reduction until you can find a new, better-paying job. If your landlord isn’t impressed, the next...
25 Jun at 6 PM 2020
Expats in the UAE
are concerned about their safety and security after dual murders in Dubai.
Dubai’s reputation as a safe haven for expats and their families has been one reason for its popularity with professionals deciding which job to take. However, as the coronavirus changes the way foreign residents live and severely affects those who’re losing even the most basic of unskilled jobs, expats even in gated communities are being urged to take care.
Last week, Dubai police reported an Indian couple had been found murdered in...
25 Jun at 6 PM 2020
If you’re planning to live your working life as an expat, making financial provision for retirement is the sensible option.
Given the huge number of horror storied about dodgy IFAs leaving their unfortunate clients with worthless investments or, even worse, scamming them into losing the lot, it’s a surprise that potential expats are even thinking about retirement income! If you’ve not yet won the lottery, thinking a about the long-distant future may sound strange, but much can go wrong if this aspect of emigration is ignored....
18 Jun at 6 PM 2020
The United Arab Emirates
is now planning to establish air bridges between the emirates
and a number of European countries.
With more than one eye on tourism as well as business travellers, the UAE
is now in the planning stages for air bridges linking its airports with their counterparts in Europe. Should negotiations go well, both residents and expats should be able to travel without the fear of two-week quarantine periods. Australia and New Zealand were the first two countries which saw the value of this arrangement, and Cyprus is...
12 Jun at 6 PM 2020
Expat employees in Qatar to get 30 per cent wage cuts.
As the emirate struggles to get to grips with the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, government-funded businesses are being ordered to cut expats’ pay by 30 per cent. All state-funded companies as well as government ministries are being forced to slash expatriate salaries by at least 30 per cent, with the only alternative the laying off of employees via a two-month notice. It’s not just the economic effect of the virus on the emirate’s finances, as the recent...
25 May at 6 PM 2020
Out of all the stories about people trapped where they didn’t want to be due to the pandemic, this illustrates the worldwide chaos caused by governments’ uncoordinated reactions.
On the sixth of March in Dubai, a pair of expat lovers held their much anticipated wedding and jetted off for their honeymoon in Mexico’s Cancun resort without a care in the world. The epidemic had broken out, but had yet to spread all over the world. As a result, they avoided crowds, but the though of travel restrictions simply didn’t occur....