Connecting with Expats in the GCC

You are not alone in the Gulf

A move to the Gulf can sometimes be a daunting prospect, therefore it is good to know that you are not the only expat in your new location.

In our experience, relocating to the Gulf Region can come with challenges, especially if you are going alone. A great way to help with this is by getting in touch with some of the local expat community using online chat forums. This allows you to connect with like-minded individuals and seek advice from those expats currently living in the location. Most forums have a variety of threads and topics, with people seeking all kinds of advice allowing you to gain a vast amount of valuable insider information. The forums can also act as a great way of meeting new friends, finding out when and where different expat activities are taking place and helping you settle into your new surroundings.  


Viewed by many as a regional financial centre, Bahrain has a growing expat community, particularly in Manama.


One of the most popular countries in the world for expats, Abu Dhabi and Dubai both have many forums to cater for their ever-growing expat community.


Abu Dhabi

Saudi Arabia

Despite being a nation known for its strict rules and policies, there are a vast number of foreign workers in the country, including many International Tax professionals. 


Perhaps overshadowed by its Gulf neighbour UAE, Oman has grown as an expat location in recent times.


The world’s richest nation in terms of GDP per capita, Qatar has a booming expat community in Doha and beyond.


If you are interested in relocating to any of these Gulf nations or anywhere else in the world and would like to speak to Kingpin International about international tax opportunities, please contact a member of the team. Alternatively, please browse our current international tax vacancies.