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Living and working in the Gulf States and Saudi Arabia: a survival handbook

Author: Hughes, Bob ; Chesters, GraemePublisher: Survival Books, 2003.Language: EnglishDescription: 410 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 1901130215Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Book (short loan) Europe Campus
Reference Section - Career
Print ZC100.21 .U6 H84 2003
(Browse shelf)
001234974
Available 001234974
Book Middle East Campus
Reference Section - General
Print GUIDEBOOK
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500002481
Available 500002481
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Living and Working in the Gulf States and Saudi Arabia A Survival Handbook Contents 1. FINDING A JOB Gulf Co-operation Council Work Force Employment Prospects Unemployment Age Discrimination Qualifications Sponsorship Government Employment Service Recruitment Agencies Contract and Freelance Jobs Seasonal Jobs Teaching English Au Pairs Temporary and Casual Work Trainees andWork Experience Voluntary Work Working Women Salary Self-employment Starting a business Working Illegally Language 21 34 34 35 36 36 37 37 38 39 40 40 40 42 42 43 43 44 45 45 46 49 49 2. WORKING CONDITIONS Terms of Employment Employment Contracts Employment Conditions 53 54 60 61 3. PERMITS and VISAS Visas 71 73 4. ARRIVAL Immigration Customs Embassy Registration Finding Help Checklists 83 84 85 88 88 88 5. ACCOMMODATION Temporary Accommodation Relocation Consultants Arab Homes buying Property Rented Accommodation Home Security Moving House Electricity Gas Water Sewage Rubbish Disposal Air-conditioning Heating 93 94 94 95 97 97 101 101 102 105 106 106 107 107 108 6. POST OFFICE SERVICES Censorship business Hours Delivery and Collection Parcel Post Charges Registered Post Courier Services 111 112 112 113 114 114 116 116 7. TELEPHONE Emergency and Service Numbers 119 120 Installation and Registration Using the Telephone International Calls Customised and Optional Services Call Charges bills Directories Public Telephones Mobile Phones Fax, Telegrams and Telex Internet 121 122 124 125 125 126 126 127 127 127 127 8. TELEVISION and RADIO Television Radio 131 132 136 9. EDUCATION State or Private School? Private Schools Higher Education 139 141 143 152 10. PUBLIC TRANSPORT Trains Buses Taxis Airline Services and Airports 155 156 156 159 162 11. MOTORING Vehicle Import and Export Buying a Car Selling a Car Vehicle Registration Technical Inspection Road Tax Driving Licence 167 169 169 171 171 173 173 173 Car Insurance Rules of the Road Speed Limits Traffic Police Gulf Roads Off-road Driving Arab Drivers Motorcycles Accidents Drinking and Driving Car Theft Parking Fuel Garages and Servicing Road Maps Car Rental Motoring Organisations Pedestrian Road Rules 175 177 180 181 181 182 185 185 186 188 189 189 190 191 191 192 194 194 12. HEALTH Emergencies State Health benefits Hospitals and Clinics Doctors Medicines Dentists Opticians Counselling and Social Services Smoking Sexually Transmitted Diseases births and Deaths 197 199 200 202 204 205 206 207 207 208 208 209 13. INSURANCE Social Security Pensions 213 214 215 Insurance Companies and Agents Insurance Contracts Health Insurance Dental Insurance Holiday Travel Insurance Household Insurance Third Party Liability Insurance 216 216 217 218 218 220 222 14. FINANCE Gulf Currencies Importing and Exporting Money Cash and Travellers' Cheques Danko Investment Credit and Charge Cards Loans, Overdrafts and Mortgages Income Tax Commercial Taxation Other Taxes Wills Cost of Living 225 226 227 229 230 239 241 242 243 244 245 246 246 15. LEISURE Tourist Offices Hotels Youth hostels Self-catering Caravanning and Camping Museums andArt Galleries Other Places of Interest Cinemas Theatre, Opera and Ballet Music Festivals Social Clubs 251 258 260 266 266 266 267 269 277 278 279 279 280 Nightlife Gambling Food Restaurants Alcohol Bars and Cafes Libraries 281 281 282 283 287 289 292 16. SPORTS Soccer Rugby Cricket Watersports Fishing Swimming Tennis Golf Horse Racing Camel Racing Falconry Wadi bashing Athletics Health Clubs Other Sports 295 296 297 298 298 299 300 301 301 302 303 303 304 304 305 305 17. SHOPPING Shopping Hours Shopping for Food Buying Alcohol Markets Supermarkets and Hypermarkets Department and Chain Stores Tobacconists Clothing 309 312 313 318 319 320 321 322 322 Newspapers, Magazines and Books Furniture and Household Goods Shopping Abroad Internet Shopping Receipts andConsumer Rights 323 325 326 328 328 18. ODDS and ENDS Business Hours Calendar Citizenship Climate Crime Culture Shock Embassy, Consular and Legal Assistance Geography Legal System Marriage and Divorce National Holidays Pets Police Population Religion Ruling Families Social Customs Time Difference 331 332 332 334 334 337 338 338 339 341 346 348 350 351 351 352 356 357 362 19. THE GULF ARABS 20. MOVING HOUSE OR LEAVING THE GULF STATES Moving House Leaving the Gulf 365 371 372 373 APPENDICES Appendix A: Useful Addresses Appendix B: Further Reading Appendix C: Useful Websites Appendix D: Weights and Measures Appendix E: Map 377 378 385 390 398 402 INDEX ORDER FORMS NOTES 403 412 417

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