The Muslim countries are marvelous and intriguing places. One of the reasons is their rich culture and colourful traditions. They hold certain hidden charms but also some perks that every newcomer should master. More than any other holiday, Ramadan …
Expats living in the Gulf States are expected to receive substantial salary increases over the coming 18 months.
According to research from human resources consultancy Aon Hewlett, Expat salaries across the Gulf States are expected to rise by nearly 5 …
There are many reasons why there is a discrepancy between how westerners see the way things are handled in the Middle East, especially with many recent developments on a global scale and the rising of radical elements there. One …
The Arabian city is the hub of shopping centers, open air markets, recreational points and natural beauties. Beside this the blend of human architect in the sightseeing beauty of the city makes it more an appealing aspect to the viewers around the world. Beyond Dubai’s seashores there are tremendous and surprising places that must be seen by anyone. In this article Javrose shares her tips for places to see in and around Dubai.
For many would-be expats it’s hard to get a succinct but comprehensive overview of a given overseas location to help you decide whether to move there or not. You can search for feedback on forums for example, but you’re likely to be met with either a whole host of complaints from dissatisfied expats, or a whole host of complimentary posts from those who have a vested interest in selling a certain destination – usually written by estate or relocation agents!
The Middle East has always been an expat hotspot and has become more so over the last decade as cities have sprung up amongst the sand swept deserts of the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar. As an expat which cities have a high cost of living, which rank low and what hardships are there to face in these regions?
Moving or setting up a company in the United Arab Emirates is particularly difficult for UK and European citizens because the culture and language out there is so different. However, the UAE economy is one of the fastest growing in the world and the business environment is incredibly advantageous. The type of business you are in dictates what sort of company you need to form and in which region of the country. This may be a Free Zone, RAK IC (Offshore entity) or local LL.
As an expatriate living in the Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it is hard enough to know where to turn for a decent plumber, let alone specialist advice on matrimonial and family problems. In the UK, the Solicitors Family Law Association (now “˜Resolution’ ) or the Law Society may be your first port of call. UK family solicitors and mediators are jumping from the pages of the telephone book and the internet.
We spent the first 3 weeks living in the Grand Flamingo Hotel in Abu Dhabi – a dry hotel without a swimming pool or any recreation areas. I spent most of the day in the room in the hotel watching movies on television, writing letters and postcards and waiting for Ron to return from work so we could venture out on to the streets. It was August and the temperatures were around 50 degrees.