Live & Work in Saudi & the Gulf

Live & Work in Saudi & the Gulf

by Louise Whetter

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781854582393
Publisher: Crimson Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 07/01/2000
Series: Live and Work Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Author Louise Whetter first worked for Vacation Work while still a student at Cambridge, England. After some years in publishing Louise is currently studying law at Oxford.

Table of Contents

Section ILiving in Saudi Arabia & the Gulf
General Introduction
Destination the Gulf States13
Preparing To Go15
Removals20
Relocation Companies22
Insurance22
Islam24
Shari'a Law29
Social Practices in the Gulf31
Women in the Gulf33
Desert Activities36
The Arabic Language37
Bahrain
Introduction
Destination Bahrain38
Political and Economic Structure39
Geographical Information42
Getting to Bahrain45
Residence & Entry Regulations
The Current Position46
Visa Categories46
Registering with Your Embassy/Consulate47
Setting up Home
Renting Property48
Utilities48
Daily Life
Schools and Education50
Media, Post and Telecommunications51
Cars and Motoring52
Transport53
Banking and Finance54
Tax and the Expatriate56
Health Care in Bahrain56
Bahraini Law58
Social Life60
Shopping60
Kuwait
Introduction
Destination Kuwait61
Political and Economic Structure62
Geographical Information66
Getting to Kuwait69
Residence & Entry Regulations
The Current Position70
Visa Categories70
Registering with Your Embassy/Consulate71
Setting up Home
Renting Property72
Utilities73
Daily Life
Schools and Education74
Media, Post and Telecommunications75
Cars and Motoring76
Transport79
Banking and Finance80
Tax and the Expatriate81
Health Care in Kuwait81
Kuwaiti Law83
Social Life83
Shopping83
Oman
Introduction
Destination Oman85
Political and Economic Structure86
Geographical Information89
Getting to Oman93
Residence & Entry Regulations
The Current Position94
Visa Categories94
Registering with Your Embassy/Consulate95
Setting up Home
Renting Property95
Utilities96
Daily Life
Schools and Education97
Media, Post and Telecommunications98
Cars and Motoring99
Transport101
Banking and Finance101
Tax and the Expatriate102
Health Care in Oman102
Omani Law103
Social Life103
Shopping104
Qatar
Introduction
Destination Qatar105
Political and Economic Structure106
Geographical Information108
Getting to Qatar111
Residence & Entry Regulations
The Current Position111
Visa Categories112
Registering with Your Embassy/Consulate113
Setting up Home
Renting Property114
Utilities115
Daily Life
Schools and Education115
Media, Post and Telecommunications117
Cars and Motoring118
Transport120
Banking and Finance120
Tax and the Expatriate122
Health Care in Qatar122
Qatari Law123
Social Life123
Shopping124
Saudi Arabia
Introduction
Destination Saudi Arabia125
Political and Economic Structure128
Geographical Information130
Getting to Saudi Arabia135
Residence & Entry Regulations
The Current Position136
Visa Categories136
Registering with Your Embassy/Consulate137
Setting Up Home
Renting Property138
Utilities143
Daily Life
Schools and Education144
Media, Post and Telecommunications146
Cars and Motoring148
Transport150
Banking and Finance150
Tax and the Expatriate151
Health Care in Saudi Arabia152
Saudi Law153
Mutawwa'iin (Religious Police)154
Social Life154
Shopping155
United Arab Emirates
Introduction
Destination the United Arab Emirates156
Political and Economic Structure157
Geographical Information160
Getting to the United Arab Emirates166
Residence & Entry Regulations
The Current Position168
Visa Categories168
Registering with Your Embassy/Consulate170
Setting up Home
Renting Property171
Utilities173
Daily Life
Schools and Education176
Media, Post and Telecommunications179
Cars and Motoring182
Transport186
Banking and Finance186
Tax and the Expatriate187
Health Care in the United Arab Emirates188
UAE Law189
Social Life189
Shopping190
Section IIWorking in Saudi Arabia & the Gulf
Employment
Overview194
Aspects of Employment195
Sources of Jobs198
Applying for a Job202
Business and Industry Report203
Regional Employment Guide216
Directory of Major Employers222
Professional Associations231
Starting a Business
Procedures Involved in Starting a New Business234
Business Practices in the Gulf244
Ideas for New Businesses256
Running a Business258
Maps
The Gulf States12
Bahrain41
Kuwait63
Oman87
Qatar107
Saudi Arabia127
United Arab Emirates159
Appendices
IPersonal Case Histories
Bahrain267
Kuwait269
Oman272
Qatar274
Saudi Arabia276
United Arab Emirates281
IIReading List285

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