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Saudi Arabia Offers Expats Golden Visas – At A Price

Saudi Arabia is offering a golden visa to expat investors who want to relocate to the Middle East desert kingdom - but the opportunity...

Saudi Women Get To Drive At Last – But Men Still...

Giving women the green light to get behind the wheel of a car for the first time in Saudi Arabia has triggered a deluge...

Expats Jobs Culled By Gulf State Governments

Expats are feeling the heat from government bans on recruitment in Gulf States start to bite. The latest move comes in Oman, where a six-month...

Expat Round-Up: Testing Time For Engineers

Hundreds of expat engineers have fallen foul of new working visa rules introduced by surprise in Kuwait. The regulation bars expat engineers from renewing their...

Saudi Purge Uncovers $100 Billion Corruption Scandal

A social and cultural revolution is underway in Saudi Arabia as the new royal regime sweeps away fraud and corruption. In a purge of princes...

Expat Wins CGT Challenge Against HMRC Penalties

HM Revenue & Customs has lost another challenge by an expat property owner against unfair charges for failing to file a capital gains tax...

Royal Decree Gives Saudi Women Right To Drive

Saudi Arabia has ushered in a new era of rights for women by lifting bans on simple lifestyle choices women enjoy without fear of...
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Family And Sin Taxes Hit Expats In Saudi

Expats in Saudi Arabia will have to pay a residence tax  and sin taxes on soft drinks and tobacco in a bid to improve...

Gulf Expats Feeling The Pinch As Jobs Face The Axe

Gulf State governments are continuing to crack down on expats as falling oil revenues wreck their budget plans. In Oman, hundreds of expats face a...

Gulf States In Another Crackdown On Expat Workers

Kuwait is planning to scrap all public sector jobs for expats, according to a new report. The Supreme Planning Council wants to keep government posts...

Is OPEC Still Relevant To The World Economy?

OPEC is meeting behind closed doors as some of the world’s leading oil producing nations lock horns in a play for power. Saudi Arabia has...

Saudi Arabia Bites Back Over ‘Oil Cartel’ Jibes

Incoming US President Donal Trump has picked his first fight with another country by threatening to block all Saudi Arabian oil imports to the...

Gulf Governments Up Fees To Patch Budget Black Holes

The crushing drop in oil prices over the past two years has forced Gulf States to look again at the tax-free perks they offer. As...

USA Has World’s Largest Oil Reserves, Claims New Survey

The world’s oil supply is running out – although the last oil well is not expected to be exhausted any time soon. Oil producers are...

Oil Wars See Fuel Prices Fall Again

The price of oil has dipped again after OPEC, the cartel of the world’s largest producers, failed to agree on calls to cap production. OPEC...

What is the Gulf Cooperation Council?

The Gulf Cooperation Council or GCC is a group of six nations in the Middle East with special economic, social and political relationships. The GCC...

Gulf States Urged To Axe Public Spending

The world has split into two camps over the plunge in oil prices in recent months. On one side the oil producers are wringing their...

Low Prices Will Boost Middle East Oil Companies

Middle East national oil companies could benefit from a long-term trend of low oil prices, according to new research. Oil prices are likely to follow...

41,000 Illegal Expats Arrested In Visa Crackdown

Saudi Arabian police have arrested more than 41,000 expats working illegally in the city of Jeddah in just three months. The crackdown on illegal working...

Expat Crack Down Sees 200,000 Saudi Firms Close

The Saudi Arabian government has shut more than 200,000 private firms for flouting expat employment laws in the past year. The employment laws – termed...