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CJI Praises UAE Expats for Sending Milli...

India’s Chief Justice NV Ramana on Thursday praised the expatriate community in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for sending aid worth millions of dollars to flood-hit Kerala, saying that it showed their deep sense of brotherhood. He was speaking at a reception hosted by the Indian community in Abu Dhabi. “I remember a few years […]

Versatile international musicians wow co...

Dubai: As soon as José Luis Torres started performing, crowds of commuters – young and old, expats, tourists and locals – gathered in a semi-circle around him, captivated by his solo band performance. It was 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the Expo 2020 metro station and the scene was repeated in four other metro stations […]

Return or withhold? Pakistani rupee wea...

The currency weakened by 23 paisa against the US dollar in interbank trade and closed at Rs179.21 against the previous day’s close at Rs178.98. According to the Forex Association of Pakistan (FAP), the buying and selling rates for the dollar in the open market were recorded at Rs179.8 and Rs180.8 respectively. The weakness in the […]

Al Fardan’s partnership with Thunes to b

Al Fardan Exchange has partnered with Thunes, a global cross-border payments company, to enable its customers in the United Arab Emirates to make seamless payments to 87 countries. The new partnership will allow businesses and retail customers of Al Fardan Exchange to make instant payments directly not only to bank accounts, but also to mobile […]

Al Fardan Exchange and Thunes team up fo...

Al Fardan Exchange, one of the largest money transfer and foreign exchange companies in the United Arab Emirates, has partnered with cross-border payments company Thunes to enable Al Fardan Exchange customers to make payments in 87 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. Thunes signs Al Fardan Exchange for its paytech Through this partnership, […]

UAE: 10 ways expats can invest and grow ...

Those who want to secure their future have several options to increase their income File photo By Vijay Valecha Published: Fri, March 4, 2022, 12:06 PM Dubai’s new savings plan for expatriates in the public sector has highlighted the need to prepare financially for retirement. Studies have shown that many expatriate employees in the country […]

Watch: The Museum of the Future, the mos...

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday (02/02/22) inaugurated the Museum of the Future, the most beautiful building in the world. Dubai’s new landmark has officially opened its doors to the world with a new message of hope […]

Iran defends its friends and strikes dea...

President Ebrahim Raeisi hailed Iran and Venezuela for opposing Western domination and imperialism, saying the two countries’ most valuable asset is their people who have decided to resist the excessive demands of the hegemonic powers. Raeisi made the remark during a meeting with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Felix Plasencia Gonzalez on the sidelines of the sixth […]

Going Digital: Remittances and National ...

The year 2021 has been a record year for Pakistani remittances. Pakistani expats transferred $33 billion in 2021, a 26% growth from the previous year. Considering the size of the economy at $280 billion, which was the figure quoted before the benchmark was moved to 2015-16, workers’ remittances accounted for almost 12% of total GDP. […]

SASCO secures $135m loan from Riyadh Ban...

Indian industrialists hope for ‘free flow’ of trade after landmark deal with UAE NEW DELHI: Indian industrialists said this week they hoped for a ‘free flow’ of trade between India and the United Arab Emirates, after the two countries signed a landmark deal that will take annual bilateral trade volume to $100 billion over the […]

Remittances jump to $18 billion in 7 mon...

KARACHI: Remittances sent home by foreign workers hit their highest level in July-January of the current fiscal year, thanks to the government’s efforts to encourage the use of official channels to transfer money, the central bank announced on Friday. “In the first 7 months of fiscal 2022, remittances reached a record $18 billion, 9.1% higher […]

Physical and digital art set to converge...

Dubai: The 15th edition of Art Dubai will feature newly commissioned and site-specific works by internationally renowned artists and a unique new digital section that will serve as a bridge between the world of crypto and art, among other highlights , it was announced today. Groundbreaking group exhibitions and an ambitious multi-pronged conference programme, including […]

UAE says ‘hostile’ drones intercepted in

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates intercepted several drones fired at the country on Wednesday, the United Arab Emirates military said, the fourth such attack against the federation in recent weeks. A little-known group that previously claimed responsibility for a January 2021 attack targeting a palace in Saudi Arabia has said […]

How this Canadian expat in the UAE becam...

Dr. Hasan said his scientific background in membrane technology and nanomaterials enabled him and his team to come up with a durable face mask called “NAVAMASK”. “The NAVAMASK is a UAE certified invention/product. It’s a next-generation, sustainable and eco-friendly face mask made with a bio-based polymer [poly lactic acid, PLA] that can be composted and […]

UAE expats, get ready to remit: Indian r...

Dubai: Remittances from the United Arab Emirates have been on the rise as several currencies, particularly from South Asia, have lost some momentum and recorded favorable rates for remittances over the past few years. last weeks. But will the monetary trend continue? Estimates show that the Indian Rupee, Pakistani Rupee and Philippine Peso will weaken […]

Are home loans available to Australian e...

Buying a house is a dream for many Australians, no matter where they live or work. While people residing in Australia may find it easier to approach a local lender for a mortgage, those living overseas may need to contact lenders by phone or email to apply for home loans, except whether the lender has […]

Empowering women in the Saudi museum sec...

JEDDAH: The King Abdulaziz and Companions Foundation for Gifts and Creativity (Mawhiba) and the Arab Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) on Saturday announced the results of the first edition of the Gifted Arabs initiative, which aims to promote innovation by developing Arab talent. The announcement was made at a press conference, held at the […]

Internet returns to Yemen after airstrik...

The Saudi-led coalition attack that targeted a telecommunications facility in Hodeidah killed three children and was blamed for shutting down internet across the country. Internet services have returned to Yemen after a four-day outage caused by deadly Saudi-led coalition airstrikes that marked a dramatic escalation in the seven-year war. A Saudi-led coalition attack that targeted […]

Public and private entities in UAE team ...

Stunning views of the Sharjah Corniche. Inayat-ur-Rahman, Enterprise Editor Around the world, in the wake of the pandemic outbreak, as people faced a number of challenges all at once – lockdowns, bereavement, job uncertainties and a general sense of unease – mental health issues ensued. . Until then, despite decades of advocacy, mental health had […]

BCCI to hold discussions with team owner...

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is expected to meet team owners on Saturday to discuss alternative backup venues for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). The meeting will be held virtually, according to a team official who told news agency PTI that the governing body and franchises will explore backup locations […]

RippleNet Strengthens Its Presence in th...

Since Ripple was dragged into a lawsuit by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the blockchain company has increasingly focused on foreign partnerships. Meanwhile, a number of banks around the world have used Ripple to help them transform their payment channels. The largest bank in Morocco comes join this long list. Attijariwafa Bank, Morocco’s […]

Watch: Emirates Literature Foundation la...

Dubai: ELF Publishing LLC, a new independent publishing house that “will champion exceptional storytelling in Arabic and English”, was launched by the Emirates Literature Foundation (ELF) on Wednesday in Dubai. “ELF Publishing will discover new voices from the UAE – whether Emirati or expat – who write stories in English or Arabic that have international […]

Emirates News Agency – Emirates Literatu

DUBAI, 19th January, 2022 (WAM) — The Emirates Literature Foundation on Wednesday announced the launch of a new independent publishing house, ELF Publishing, which will focus on fiction, and the publisher will begin accepting submissions for consideration during Reading Month, March 2022. The announcement was made during a press conference to reveal final plans for […]

AlUla will host the 116th session of ALE...

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Heads of Thailand’s labor and tourism sectors said on Friday they were eager to explore opportunities in Saudi Arabia following the restoration of relations between the two countries following the Prime Minister’s visit. Thai minister in Riyadh. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was in the Saudi capital on January 25-26 at the invitation […]

Over 60% of UAE employees plan to look f...

READ: UAE salary guide 2022: How much should you earn? According to recruitment consultancy Robert Half, around 65% of employees in the United Arab Emirates plan to seek new employment in the first six months of 2022, as companies accelerate their hiring plans and the labor market returns to pre-coronavirus levels. In addition to the […]

Why UAE investment in Jammu and Kashmir ...

Complex interdependencies in international politics have been a hallmark of many bilateral relationships. But when one analyzes the ties shared by India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), one goes beyond the prism postulated by Robert Keohane and Joseph Nye to describe the emergent nature of the global political economy in a rapidly changing world. […]

UAE Residency Visas: The Choices You Can...

The next time your UAE residency visa is renewed, you will be able to choose from a wider range of options, provided, of course, that you meet the eligibility criteria. The launch of the latest Talent Pass by Dubai Airport Free Zone, which entitles the holder to a three-year residency visa, has expanded existing offerings. […]

Remittances hit a record high of $15.8 b...

KARACHI: Remittances from Pakistani workers employed abroad jumped to $15.8 billion in the first six months of this fiscal year, up 11.3% from a year earlier, data shows from the central bank on Friday. Analysts said remittance flows continued to maintain an upward trend and reached their highest level for six months from July to […]

Expo 2020 Dubai serves as a friendship b...

Chinese Ambassador to UAE reflects on cooperation between the two countries on COVID-19 vaccine, energy, infrastructure, education, AI, digital economy, gene technology and others, hailing the UAE as an important partner of China in promoting the Belt and Road Initiative. DUBAI, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) — Expo 2020 Dubai has become a bridge of friendship between […]

Expo 2020 Dubai Friendship Bridge betwee...

People visit the China pavilion at the Expo 2020 site in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Jan.10, 2022 (Xinhua / Wang Dongzhen) DUBAI, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) – Expo 2020 Dubai has become a bridge of friendship between China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Chinese Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Ni Jian told Xinhua during […]

Indian rupee rose 20.04 to Dh1, and NRIs...

The Indian rupee has strengthened over the past two weeks and some suggest it could return to levels of 19.90 dirham by the end of the month. Image Credit: Gulf News Archive Dubai: With the rupee still hanging on to the relatively firm 20.04 rupees to the dirham, Indian expats in the United Arab Emirates […]

For Israel Aerospace Industries, Abu Dha...

Last year, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) signed major cargo conversion contracts in the United Arab Emirates. This will be used as a template for a greater global push. Image Credit: Provided Dubai: The United Arab Emirates market will play a central role in pushing Israel Aerospace Industries for a greater share of the growing global […]

New Zealand is not such a star in the ne...

123RF The New Zealand passport is highly rated for quality of life on the World Passport Index, but lower for travel benefits and overseas investment opportunities. There’s a new passport index in town and this one doesn’t rate New Zealand so well. The New Zealand Passport has been one of the best performers in the […]

New Zealand is not such a star in the ne...

123RF The New Zealand passport is rated highly for quality of life in the Global Passport Index, but lower for travel benefits and overseas investment opportunities. There is a new passport index in town and this one doesn’t give New Zealand such a high rating. The New Zealand passport has been one of the top […]

United Arab Emirates: two expatriates se...

(MENAFN – Khaleej Times) Posted: Tue Jan 4, 2022, 1:43 PM Last update: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 13:59 The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court sentenced two Filipino nationals to death for the offense of possession and trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, and ordered the confiscation and destruction of the seized products, the confiscation of […]

Expats from the United Arab Emirates, ge...

Expats from the United Arab Emirates, get ready to pay: the Indian and Pakistani rupee to start 2022 weaker, the Philippine peso to strengthen Image credit: archive photo Dubai: UAE remittances were on the rise as several currencies, especially from South Asia, lost some of their momentum and recorded favorable rates for remittances over the […]

Changes to entry authorizations – Immigr

Bermuda: Changes to entry authorizations December 21, 2021 Global Envoy, Inc. To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. Key points Travelers over 12 years old will need to be fully vaccinated for entry Citizens and residents of Bermuda who leave the island for 3 days or less will be able to use […]

Welcome To The Rock – Residence in Monac

To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. With its unique geographical location on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, with 300 days of sunshine all year round, a high quality of life and favorable taxation, Monaco is one of the most sought-after places to live internationally. Living in Monaco offers many undeniable […]

Saudi Arabia reaffirms support for Yemen...

Frankly speaking: groundwork laid for Gulf economic union by 2025, says GCC chief Nayef Al-Hajraf DUBAI: The Gulf Cooperation Council is moving forward with plans for an economic union among its six members in just four years, despite a “very difficult” timetable, the GCC secretary general told Arab News. Nayef Al-Hajjraf, who took over as […]

Frankly speaking: groundwork laid for Gu...

DUBAI: The Gulf Cooperation Council is moving forward with plans for an economic union among its six members in just four years, despite a “very difficult” timetable, the GCC secretary general told Arab News. Nayef Al-Hajjraf, who took over as head of the organization in 2020, said last week’s GCC summit verdict was conclusive. “The […]

Other changes to UK immigration rules: l...

Worldwide: Other changes to UK immigration rules: last quarter 2021 and January 2022 December 16, 2021 Groupe Dixcart Limited To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. On September 10, 2021, the Home Office published further changes to the current UK immigration rules. Most of them took place in October 2021, although some […]

Lebanon is bleeding, but its plastic sur...

Many beauty enhancement procedures can be performed here for half the cost or less compared to its European counterparts. Lebanon has long been known as the botox capital of the Middle East. For the record, it is believed to have one of the highest plastic surgery rates in the region – if not the world […]

The biggest concern of expats is health ...

Donor: Dr Hemal Desai, Medical Director of Globa – Aetna International | Posted: 12 December 2021 Dr Hemal Desai, Medical Director of Globa – Aetna International December 7, 2021 88% of expats in major global markets * wish to have the choice of choosing their employer’s healthcare plans to suit their own lifestyle and health […]

Property in Dubai: Four expats reveal wh...

As property prices bottomed out during the pandemic, many UAE residents bought properties to save on rent Published: Sat 11 Dec 2021, 09:58 Dubai’s real estate sector is beginning to feel the impact of Expo 2020 Dubai – the world’s largest meeting place. Property prices in Dubai have risen in recent quarters as market sentiment […]

FirstFT: Starbucks workers support union...

Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Subscribe to our Asia, Europe / Africa Where Americas edition to receive it directly in your inbox every weekday morning Did you follow the news well this week? Take our quiz. A Starbucks store in downtown Buffalo, New York, became the coffee chain’s first […]

Kuwaitis and expats respond as UAE switc...

The photo shows the coast and the business district of Kuwait. By Chidi Emmanuel Like UAE switches to Western-style weekend Saturday through Sunday, some Kuwaitis and expats shared their views on the recent development. While some approved the change, others expressed strong objections to the Saturday-Sunday weekend. In an attempt to maintain their lead over […]

Kuala Lumpur topped Singapore and Dubai ...

Kuala Lumpur is the number one city for expats wishing to live and work abroad in 2021, according to an InterNations survey. In January 2021, more than 12,000 expats from all over the world took part in the latest Expat Insider survey. They represent a total of 174 nationalities and live in 186 countries or […]

Expatriates are victims of a scam report...

Strong points Expats say private hospitals fail to protect their information, allowing fraudsters to take advantage of the situation Over 100 expats have been victims of fraud at various private hospitals in Chattogram in the past six months 10 people were killed at the imperial hospital Aboul Qasim, a Bangladeshi expatriate in the United Arab […]

Accelerate commercial openings – GulfTod

Maktoum Bin Mohammed attends the very first ASEAN Global Business Forum in Dubai. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, attended the first-ever ASEAN World Business Forum (GBF) at Expo 2020 Dubai on Wednesday. GBF ASEAN seeks to strengthen economic ties and bilateral […]

National survey finds Filipino consumer ...

Dr Karen Remo, CEO and Managing Director of New Perspective Media Group and Editor of the Filipino Times Vince Ang, Vice President, Brand Engagement at New Perspective Media Group and Managing Director, The Filipino Times DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, December 8, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – A national survey presented at Expo 2020 Dubai announced post-pandemic optimism […]

Indian and Pakistani expatriates celebra...

Children dressed in Sindhi cultural dresses were called to the stage and gifts were distributed to them Image Credit: Provided Dubai: Sindhi expats from India and Pakistan gathered to celebrate Sindhi Cultural Day at a mega event in Dubai recently. Members of the Sindhi community celebrate the day as part of a centuries-old tradition of […]

Majority of expats want to choose health...

With proactive self-care now an integral part of the expatriate lifestyle, interviewees noted a desire for more holistic benefits that support both their mental and physical needs and well-being, alongside clinician-led treatments. More than half (52%) said it was more important now to have tailored benefits with wellness elements than before the pandemic. This demonstrates […]

Czech news roundup: Friday, December 3, ...

19:15 Police arrest 53 illegal migrants in Břeclav region Czech police arrested 53 illegal migrants in four cars on Thursday and Friday in the Břeclav border district neighboring Slovakia and Austria, along with the four drivers. A car driven by a stranger with nine migrant passengers in the vehicle forced its way through two police […]

ZEEL Re-enters Sports Broadcasting Secto...

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) has acquired the broadcast rights to the United Arab Emirates T20 League (ECB) for a period of 10 years, sources familiar with the development told exchange4media. The sources further said that the broadcaster would pay $ 15 million per year in broadcast rights for the league. Thus, the total value […]

Tribute to the nation of the future – Ne

The United Arab Emirates is a young country. In a time like this, when age is but a number, this nation of roughly 10 million has shown the world what can be achieved when capable and wise leadership acts with the intention to make the dreams of tomorrow come true. The United Arab Emirates have […]

Preparing learners throughout life – New

The UAE is one of the region’s most mature education markets, becoming a major draw for investors, providers and students around the world. Posted: Thu 2 Dec 2021, 00:00 As the UAE celebrates 50 years of glory, the country’s policymakers are actively focusing on what education will look like in the next 50 years and […]

India News | Delhi’s peak electricity d

New Delhi [India], November 29 (ANI): Delhi’s peak demand this winter can reach 5,400 MW, exceeding the winter peak demand of 2019 and 2020. Last year it peaked at 5,021 MW and 5,343 in 2019. Peak winter demand for electricity in the BRPL and BYPL zones reached 2,091 MW and 1,107 MW, respectively, last winter. […]

Expats in UAE: Here’s why you should sen

Al Ansari Bureau de Change, Dubai. Pakistani rupee, Indian rupee and Philippine peso to end 2021 weaker against UAE dirham Image Credit: Photo Virendra Saklani / Gulf News Dubai: UAE remittances saw a slight uptick as several currencies, especially from South Asia, lost some of their momentum and recorded favorable rates for remittances during the […]

New UAE Drug Law: Treatment for First-Ti...

The new law will come into force on January 2, 2022 Photo: File By Sherouk Zakaria Posted: Sun, Nov 28, 2021, 12:30 PM Last update: Sun, Nov 28, 2021, 3:35 PM As part of the most significant legislative reforms in the country’s history, the UAE has released anti-drug law amendments that involve the treatment of […]

Emirates news agency – Dubai ranks first

DUBAI, Nov 24, 2021 (WAM) – Dubai leads the Arab world in the latest edition of the Dubai Innovation Index, maintaining its 20th global position in 2020, the Dubai Chamber announced today at of the publication of the index at the 12th World Chambers Congress in Dubai. The Index report, entitled The Road to Recovery […]

UAE retirement visa: delighted residents...

The United Arab Emirates is a great place to retire, an expat said. Archive photo for reference only By SM Ayaz Zakir Posted: Thu, 11 Nov 2021, 02:34 PM For many UAE expats, the new retirement visa is a dream come true. The UAE cabinet recently announced changes to make it easier for expatriates to […]

Indian expat’s beloved parrot dances bac

A near-fatal accident left 11-year-old African Gray Mitthu with a broken leg and a deep gash. By Mazhar Farooqui Posted: Thu, Oct 28, 2021, 5:32 PM Last update: Thu, Oct 28, 2021, 5:45 PM A talking parrot who had his leg cut off after flying into a ventilator, is not only back on his feet […]

Canada tops new ‘better for expats’ stud

Canada is rated as the most popular destination for expatriates in the latest “World’s Best Countries Index”. The index, a global survey conducted by CEOWORLD magazine and the Global Business Policy Institute, examines 31 key statistical categories in 150 countries, ranging from culture to business, quality of life to tax burdens.To determine which countries are […]

Expats make the most of pandemic relocat...

Covid-19 may have taken a heavy toll on global mobility over the past 18 months, but most expats already abroad remain optimistic about the outlook for the coming year, according to a new survey. HSBC’s annual Expat Explorer survey – a survey based on responses from more than 20,000 people living and working abroad – […]

Expatriate Optimism “Sparks” as Top Ten

Almost two-thirds (65%) of expats feel optimistic about the year ahead despite volatility over the past 18 months, as revealed today (October 19) HSBC’s 14th Annual Expat Explorer Study – a survey global survey of more than 20,000 people who live and work. abroad. The main reason for optimism is their hope of living “normally” […]

The “new job” becomes the norm for expat

Insight into how the Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the working lives of expats around the world was revealed in a global survey released on Tuesday. The report, “The Future of Working Abroad,” is based on data from more than 8,000 active expats living in 175 destinations around the world. It has been compiled by InterNations, […]

Working abroad: new report reveals Roman...

Romanians working abroad are younger than average, more likely to be women and to work in IT. Most go abroad for professional reasons but, on the other hand, they are not very satisfied with their professional life. This is what the Future of Work Abroad report revealed, in addition to other interesting findings such as […]

Aetna offers cost-effective healthcare t...

The new Global Health plan meets the health needs of local and expatriate nationals in 19 countries in Africa and offers an extensive direct billing medical network, flexible payment options and an enhanced member experience with local service. “In recent years, we have seen employers across Africa switch from traditional offshore international medical insurance providers […]