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The mystery of the missing masses

The mystery of the missing masses

Officials say the UAE did not witness a mass exodus because of the global financial crisis. But what about all those people who lost their jobs?

January 4, 2010 11:11
 
One card to rule them all

One card to rule them all

In an effort to reduce the bureaucratic heartache, the UAE’s Ministry of Interior will merge labor cards, residency permits and the national ID into one card starting from July 2010.

October 13, 2009 2:01
 
Saudi’s iqama dilemma

Saudi’s iqama dilemma

The Saudi representative to the ILO thinks the kingdom should consider naturalizing long-term expats, and reforming its iqama (residency) laws, he said in an interview with Arab News.

July 13, 2009 7:59
 
Showing expats the door to leave

Showing expats the door to leave

Reports say Gulf labor ministers are again debating six- or five-year residency cap for expats.

August 18, 2008 10:11