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Qatar to soon introduce income and value-added tax

In an effort to improve revenues across the Gulf, income and value-added tax will soon be rolled out in the GCC sometime next year. These will mostly have a direct impact on businesses, but cost of living is projected to increase. Read on to find out more! 

CMU-Q to host 2017 regional ‘Hackathon’

College students from across the GCC will descend on Education City for one of the Gulf’s only 24-hour programming competitions.

Life expectancy in Qatar highest in the region

Qatar has the highest life expectancy rate in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, according to a latest international health report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO). 

Although expats and local citizens enjoy the benefits of a tax-free lifestyle, an affordable government healthcare system and subsidized food and fuel, people are feeling the pinch of rising living costs in Qatar – rents alone are enough to make you gulp.

It’s not your imagination – costs are rising in Qatar and the GCC

Although expats and citizens of Qatar enjoy the benefits of a tax-free lifestyle, an affordable government healthcare system and subsidized food and fuel, people are feeling the pinch of rising living costs in the country – rents alone are enough to make you gulp.

Don’t love dust? Our tips to living with asthma in Qatar

It may come as no surprise to find out that rapid urbanization is one of the largest contributors to the increase of asthma in the GCC. While the treatment of asthma isn’t a short-term fix, we have found some practical advice that can help you reduce the severity of your asthma attacks and limit your intake of inhaling harmful dust.

The Khaleeji Blogger Movement

If there ever was a glass ceiling in the realm of being social media influencers, these women have shattered it. Khaleeji women are totally changing the blogging game, regardless of criticisms and negativity over cultural norms.


Ramadan Fashion: Where to Find Jalabiyas and Kaftans

One thing I’ve always admired is how women dress during Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. Everything is more colorful and fancy, more particularly in the evenings at family gatherings, or at exclusively women’s gatherings.

Qatar has highest female labour participation in the GCC

Labour Participation in Qatar by women is the highest in the entire GCC.

WHO calls for tax hike on tobacco in GCC

By Joseph Varghese/Staff Reporter

Confirmed: 5 % VAT in UAE from January 1, 2018

The GCC has confirmed that it will bring in VAT at 5 per cent on January 1, 2018.


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