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Number of expats in Oman government sector drops significantly

The number of expatriate workers in Oman’s government sector has significantly declined from 52,462 to 44,558 in June 2020, a decrease of 18.8 percent from July 2019, local…

All expatriates with valid UAE resident visas allowed to return, says top official

There is no ban on UAE residents stranded abroad as all are allowed to return to the country provided they follow the set procedure, said a senior government…

UAE Exchange customers finally get their money back after months of uncertainty

After months of waiting, former customers of UAE Exchange Centre have finally got their funds back, while the future continues to look bleak for the once-dominant remittance company….

India to charge international passengers higher aviation security fee from Sept 1

The Civil Aviation Ministry has decided to charge higher aviation security fee (ASF) from domestic as well as international passengers from September 1, senior government officials said on…

Bahraini court invokes Hindu marriage law to settle dispute

Bahrain’s Major Civil Court has invoked the Hindu marriage law before ruling on a lawsuit involving a Hindu couple married and living in the country, it was reported…

Airlines update pre-travel testing guidelines for passengers from Dubai to India

Two major airlines have updated their pre-travel Covid-19 testing requirements for travelers from Dubai to India. UAE’s budget carrier flydubai and India’s Air India Express announced the changes…

Jobless Indian-Filipino parents struggle to make ends meet, get paperwork done for newborn in Dubai

Indian-Filipino couple who want to fly back home is desperate for help. An Indian dad and a Filipino mom who both lost their jobs due to the coronavirus…

Dubai loosens up alcohol rules again to boost economic recovery

Dubai again has loosened laws governing alcohol sales and possession as the sheikhdom tries to claw its way out of an economic depression. The sales also serve as…

Emirates To Operate Special Flights To Five Cities In India

Emirates will operate special repatriation flights to five cities in India Bengaluru, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram from 20 until 31 August. The special flights will facilitate travel…

UAE Authorities advice Dubai’s Indian Hindu community to celebrate Ganesh festival at home

Authorities in the UAE are advising the Indian community to celebrate the Ganesh festival at home and limit visitors to immediate family members to prevent the spread of…