Connecting with the expat community in the Gulf Region

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 likeminded 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 in to your new surroundings.  


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

Bahrain Inside Forum
Internations Community in Bahrain
Expat Exchange Bahrain Forum forum for Bahrain
Internations Manama Forum


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.

Expat Focus UAE forums

Dubai forums for expats
Internations Dubai chat forums forum for Dubai

Abu Dhabi

Internations Abu Dhabi chat forums Abu Dhabi forum

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.
Internations community for expats in Saudi Arabia
Armaco expat forum
Expat Exchange Forum Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia forum


Perhaps overshadowed by its Gulf neighbour UAE, Oman has grown as an expat location in recent times. Oman forum forum for Oman
Internations hub for expats in Oman
Internations hub for expats in Muscat


The world’s richest nation in terms of GDP per capita, Qatar has a booming expat community in Doha and beyond. Forum
Internations forum for expats in Doha
Internations hub for expats in Qatar Qatar Forum


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.