Pandemic prompts 'thousands of expats' to bid goodbye to Dubai

Pandemic prompts 'thousands of expats' to bid goodbye to Dubai

Thousands of British expatriates in the UAE have been rendered jobless by the impact of the covid-19 lockdown on the economy, according to reports. Many have resorted to selling their possessions in an effort to raise funds before returning home, Britain's Daily Telegraph reported this week.  The paper said that "thousands of expats have been made redundant" due to the pandemic's "devastating impact" on the UAE economy. Expats form around 90% of the UAE's 9.6 million population. O...

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.