Expatriate Recreation and Tourism in Manama, Bahrain

    Dec 24, 2019 @ 12:15 AM / by Philli Wong

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    During my recent survey, I visited the Avenue Mall in Manama, a seafront mall stretching for 1.5 km. It reminded me of the Avenue Mall in Kuwait because it provides an outdoor feeling with large glass windows and skylights, while protecting shoppers from the burning sun. As anyone that’s traveled to Bahrain knows, the country is a popular destination for residents of Saudi Arabia seeking recreation and malls are one of the top attractions. Numerous expatriates and Saudi Arabians visit Bahrain for the shopping, movies, restaurants, waterparks, and other activities.

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    The Gulf Cooperation Council and Collective Tax Reforms: What you need to know!

    Apr 25, 2019 @ 07:40 PM / by Morgan Grenier

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    The GCC and collective tax reforms: Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries first agreed to collective tax reforms in 2016, including directives to implement a VAT of 5%, as well as excise taxes, also known as selective taxes, and commonly referred to as “sin taxes.”

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    Sin Taxes and Double-Digit Inflation

    Nov 09, 2018 @ 12:00 AM / by Morgan Grenier

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    Over twenty countries have published double-digit annual inflation in the categories of alcohol and/or tobacco over the past three months.

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