Category: Expat

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Saudi Arabia Blocks Expats From 12 Work Sectors

In a series of phased changes to employment legislation starting September 2018 and running to January 2019, Saudi Arabia will prevent expats from being employed in 12 sectors. These are mainly retail-based roles, with an aim to boost employment opportunities for the Saudi population.

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Introducing the Dubai Concierge Helpline

Moving out to Dubai? There are so many things to think about during the relocation process, from getting your documents legalised, to acquiring a visa and finding accommodation. Something could easily slip under the radar.

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MOFA and Translation Services available in the UAE

Are you having your documents attested by us, for use in the UAE? Then you’ll know that the process usually involves a few common steps. FIRSTLY,  you send us your documents or have them collected by our specially allocated couriers. SECONDLY, we’ll have them sent safely to the country of origin, where they’ll be legalised by the relevant government department and...

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Average wage expected to rise globally in 2016

Global wages are expected to rise by their highest rate in three years, according to a salary forecast revealed by the Korn Ferry Hay Group. Research reveals that workers around the world are expected see real wage increases of 2.5% as pay increases combine with historically low inflation to leave employees better off. The data was drawn from Hay Group PayNet which contains...

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Qatar National Day – 7 Things You Didn’t Know about Qatar

Qatar National Day is almost upon us once again. On December 18th, Qataris will celebrate National Day, the day when Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani succeeded his father as ruler of the Qatari Peninsula, and came to be known as the founder of a nation.  Al Thani is credited as fighting back both the Ottoman and British Empire in...

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UAE Martyr’s Day and National Day

When Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the UAE, ordained the first Martyr’s Day to be held on the 30th of November this year, he made a powerful statement of his belief in positive nationalism. He wanted this week to be a commemoration for those who have given their lives in defence of the values of the nation, as well...

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Expat Worries – Missing Home, Family and Friends

Welcome back to this blog series about Expat Worries. This series was designed to talk about all the problems (both large and small) that expats face, and how to manage them effectively. This week we’re going to talk about homesickness, and what to do when you’re missing your family and friends. Missing Home, Family and Friends So you’ve learnt how...

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Expat Worries – How to Establish a Social Life Abroad

Moving abroad isn’t easy. However exciting the thought of creating a new life in a new country is, your mind will always be clouded with doubt. You find yourself asking the same questions over and over again. “What if I hate my job?” “Will I make new friends?” “Will I miss my family?” That’s why we ‘ve decided to create...