Bahrain tries to limit expat contracts as Dubai keeps doors open

Pedro Gonçalves
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Bahrain is reviewing a change in the law, which would limit expat contracts in the public sector to a maximum of two years. A bid to restrict foreign workers that happens at the same time as Dubai reveals it has issued a total of 679,389 entry permits for expat residents from GCC countries in the last two years. The Bahrani parliament has already approved a proposal to replace all foreign civil servants with Bahrainis within four years. That proposal is now being reviewed by the Cabinet, but in the meantime a parliamentary committee is also studying a 24-month cap on expat government job...

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