While you might secure a job from Ireland through Skype or recruitment fairs, it helps to get on an aircraft if you are looking for a job in the Gulf region.

Across the Gulf States, Irish people are finding work in construction and engineering, tourism, agriculture, finance, education and the medical pro(...)

Most expats heading for the Gulf States will have private health insurance, typically paid for by their employer.

Education If you have children, paying for their education is likely to be the biggest expense in moving to the Gulf States. According to the HSBC Ex(...)

Tax-free salaries are one of the biggest incentives for Irish people to work in the Gulf region. In most states, if you earn €100,000 you keep €100,000, compared to just €58,869 after tax as a single person in Ireland.

 The good news is that if you move to Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates or Oman, you won’t have to pay any taxes on your income. Yes, you(...)

An important element of life in the Islamic Gulf States is how women are treated, and this tends to vary depending on the strictness of the regime in each of the states.

 If you are moving to the Gulf, culture is the one area where you will need an open mind and have to take time to adjust to, says Noel Scanlon, (...)

HSBC’s Expat Explorer league table  placed Bahrain in fifth position  in terms of attractiveness for expats out of 34 countries, followed by Oman (6), Qatar (10) and the UAE (13).

There are six Gulf Co-operation Council states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Irish expats headi(...)

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 Ultan Dillane: has played just 21 times for Connacht since making his debut against Leinster at the RDS last season. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

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