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On a different plane

On a different plane

The global air industry is having a tough time – if it’s not the recession, it’s a volcano causing headaches. But in the region, airlines are flying high.

May 20, 2010 1:49
 

Riyadh cuts reliance on foreigners

Plan to train nationals more intensively and reward private companies hiring local workers.

May 15, 2010 1:15
 
High and dry at the Omani border

High and dry at the Omani border

Have you ever set off for a vacation in Oman, only to be turned away at the border because of what you do for a living?

May 10, 2010 3:20
 
The expat dilemma: ‘Should I stay or should I go?’

The expat dilemma: ‘Should I stay or should I go?’

Analysts are bullish on the UAE economy. But for many expatriates, the decision to stay or head home depends on complex cultural and personal issues, and not just financial concerns.

April 27, 2010 3:44
 
Passport to more red tape

Passport to more red tape

Qatar plans to scrap its ‘visa-on-arrival’ scheme – and there are fears other GCC countries could impose similar restrictions on Western travelers.

April 13, 2010 5:21
 

Dubai identifies four more suspects in Mossad hit

British and Irish passports were used by additional suspects accused of assassinating Hamas commander Mahmoud Al Mabhouh.

February 23, 2010 11:01
 

Tighter rules on EU visas would hurt Dubai Inc.

OPINION: Changing the UAE’s open border policies in the wake of the Mossad assassination would have dire consequences for business.

February 23, 2010 5:27
 
Death of the visa run?

Death of the visa run?

Visitors to the UAE have been told they must wait one month before re-entering the country. What does this mean for the legion of illegal workers in the Emirates, and those on daytrips to other Gulf states?

January 18, 2010 2:01
 
Holidaying in the US vs holidaying in the UK

Holidaying in the US vs holidaying in the UK

Dubai residents are out on vacation. So, based on our travels, we check out which western country has cheaper deals. And which country gives the best memories.

August 11, 2009 4:06
 
Working for the workers

Working for the workers

The UAE minister of labor says that the government is introducing measures to help the nation’s workforce.

April 28, 2009 9:36
 
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