Category: Middle East

An introduction to Abu Dhabi

Every year the United Arab Emirates (UAE) welcomes thousands of expatriates who have come to live and work in the region. Out of the seven Emirates (districts) that make up the UAE, Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the most sought after locations.  One of the biggest attractions for expatriates towards the Abu Dhabi is its […]

7 Must Do Activities in Qatar

Qatar is state of the gulf that has rapidly risen to prominence over the years, with the country now known for being a rich and lavish state, which was built on oil and gas. Hence, this desert country has attracted widescale expat community that continues to grow as more and more jobs become available. But […]

Expat’s Guide for Moving to Oman

Considering a move to Oman’s capital? Muscat is a rapidly growing city with a large expat community and plenty of housing options. Very often it is cheaper than many European cities too. From apartments and villas to expat-friendly neighbourhoods and cost of living, we’ve prepared this guide to explore your options when moving to Oman […]

UAE Faces Challenges for VAT Launch in 2018

 Earlier this year it was confirmed that value-added tax (VAT) is set to be introduced in the UAE on January 1st 2018. The introduction of VAT will have widespread effects throughout the UAE, none more so than the retail industry. KPMG’s tax chief in the UAE said the retail sector will be particularly impacted by […]

VAT to be introduced in the UAE during 2018

A senior official at the UAE’s Ministry of Finance has confirmed that Value-Added Tax (VAT) will be introduced across the UAE and the GCC in 2018. Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Finance (MoF), said that the GCC countries have agreed to unify their tax policies before the introduction of the VAT. […]