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The Best Jobs in the Middle East for Expats

The Middle East has always been championed as a paradise for those who want to work hard and live a luxurious lifestyle. The number of expats in the UAE is high, with 88.5% of the population hailing from overseas. The Middle East as a whole has always been a first-choice location for many people wanting to work abroad and with foreign investment increasing across the nation, as well as the Dubai Expo 2020 and the World Cup in Qatar in 2022, ... Read more

Can Expat Retirees Truly Settle in UAE?

Despite the tumultuous couple of years for expats in Saudi Arabia, those over the age of 55 will be pleased with a decision made by the United Arab Emirates government as a whole. Lawmakers of the region have passed a new law to extend residency visas for expat retirees. The law will come in to play in 2019 and will cover all of the Emirates, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It comes as the UAE Cabinet voted to extend residency visas for ... Read more

How to Secure a Job in the UAE

The UAE is a global financial and trade hub, offering countless employment opportunities. Many blue-chip companies have headquarters in the UAE and, along with the luxurious lifestyle many Emiratis live, make it a very popular destination for global job seekers. However, how can expats ensure success in a competitive market? Apply or Visit at the Right Time of Year Throughout the UAE, the job market is very seasonable, and this isn’t just due to spells of extremely hot weather. The United Arab Emirates is ... Read more

International Investment Feature for Expatriate Group

In an article from International Investment titled Health issues expats worry about - and what they out to, Expatriate Group's directory Lee Gerry discusses the types of protection Expats need. Click here, or the image below, to read the article in full. Read more

Undesirable Expat Countries Take Spotlight in World Rankings

For the past three years, expat network InterNations have released Expat Insider. It is one of the largest expat surveys in the world and encapsulates the analysis of expat life in over 60 countries. In the most recent 2016 study, the survey received 14,000 respondents from 191 countries or territories who were happy to comment on their lives abroad. The 14,000 respondents were asked to rate several elements of their lives abroad, from health and personal happiness, to leisure options and quality ... Read more

UAE is Championed by Expats for Safety and Security

New research conducted by global money transfer company, Xpress Money, revealed that 86% of expats are proud to call the UAE their home. Those surveyed expressed that the country offered a great quality of life, good job opportunities, and a great sense of safety and security. The information garnered was in light of a countrywide expat survey conducted by Xpress Money to mark the 45th UAE National Day. Interestingly, 38% of respondents considered the UAE to be their home despite not always living ... Read more

Where Are Brits Moving To In 2016?

In a new global migration report, conducted by MoveHub, the UK had the highest rate of professionals leaving the country of the 30 destinations analysed. The report collated data from 180,000 pre-move inquiries and research revealed that three in ten Brits were leaving the UK in search for a better quality of life, and 54% were seeking sunnier climes. Australia is certainly the place for those in search of sunshine, with temperatures averaging 30 degrees in the summer months. 13% of Brits ... Read more

58% of expats in the UAE feel unintegrated with Emiratis

According to a Survey conducted in 2015 by networking organisation InternNations, only 42% of expats polled in the UAE feel integrated with local people, compared to the global average of 61%. From a British standpoint, sadly the stereotype of stiff upper lips and unapproachable frowns has yet to be changed but does the blame lie solely with expats? The reality is that many of those who move to Middle Eastern countries are stuck in an expat bubble: friendship groups are made up ... Read more

Pool of opportunities for career minded women in UAE and Qatar

Qatar and the UAE have been ranked two of the best countries in the world for business-orientated women to thrive, according to recently released data from the HSBC Expat Explorer survey. Nearly 10,000 expat women from 25 countries participated in the survey, with 58% from the UAE being the highest globally to highlight that financial benefits and career progression were highly important in their decision to move to the Middle East. With complaints of male-dominated workplaces and lack of career progression for women ... Read more

Relaxed UAE Labour Rules Could Benefit Expats

While many Middle Eastern countries are busy progressively tightening up their labour laws to make it ever more difficult for expat workers to migrate to their countries, the UAE seems to be doing the complete opposite. We reported recently, for example, that Saudi Arabia is considering new rules to gently reduce the number of expats working there, while Oman has now put in place a ban on returning workers for two years. In contrast, the UAE could potentially benefit from these estranged workers ... Read more
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