Around 72 per cent of expats
claimed in the survey that they have more disposable income here in Dubai than they had back home.
In addition, 32 per cent of expats
in Dubai praise the great leisure facilities the city is home to, making it the fifth best city in the world for leisure facilities closely behind Sydney, Vancouver, San Francisco and Auckland.
With such glowing reviews, it is no surprise that almost a third of expats
(32 per cent) see themselves staying in Bahrain for more than five years, and 11 per cent say they might stay forever.
In total, the responses used for the city ranking represent 7,985 expats
living in 40 countries.
MCI stresses that all parties participating in the Comprehensive National Campaign "A Homeland without Illegal Expat
" will not hesitate to impose the maximum penalties on commercial establishments employing illegal expats
and those violating the residence, labor and border security systems.
A vast majority of expats
in Amsterdam (78 per cent), London (74 per cent), Beijing (70 per cent), Prague (68 per cent), and Munich (66 per cent) rates the local career opportunities positively, compared to a global average of only 49 percent.
To think the majority of expats
in Bahrain do not get salaries high enough to compensate their needs.
see both the lack of personal income tax and the economy in the GCC member states as potential benefits prior to moving there.
Maghlouth said that a means where expats
could invest part of their salaries in special funds and to encourage them to spend part of their incomes inside the country through special mechanisms other than imposing fees on them was a better proposition than the levies.
21 per cent of GCC expats
have no pension at all, compared to 14.
Now in its ninth year, it is the largest and one of the longest running surveys of expats
, with 26,871 respondents from 90 countries sharing their views on life abroad including careers, financial wellbeing, quality of life and ease of settling for children.
Saudi Arabia hosts the greatest number of Egyptians expats
among the Gulf countries, with nearly 2 million Egyptians.