The contribution of the Malaysian diaspora in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Fariza Md. Sham, Wan Kamal Mujani, Siti Rugayah Hj Tibek, Jawiah Dakir, Maznah Ibrahim

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Abstract

Gulf countries are members of the Gulf cooperative Council (GCC). Among them are United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and others. The rapid development in Gulf countries has attracted many Malaysians to work or follow their families there. They live there for quite a long period of time, more than 2 or 3 years. In Jeddah, for example, there are 400 Malaysians among whom are working in Malaysian companies which opened businesses there while others work in Saudi companies or foreign companies. And in Qatar there are more than 1000 Malaysians who work there, part of them are on duty. Malaysian contractors are also involved in construction projects. According to Madam Sariah Abd Khalib, Senior Director, International Division, more than 20 contractors are involved in various construction projects in the Gulf states. These projects certainly attract many Malaysians there in order to successfully complete them. The presence of these Malaysians in the region gives an opportunity for Malaysia to forge a two-way relationship for development in Malaysia. The contribution of Malaysians in these countries not only act as the catalyst for dakwah development in Malaysia, but Malaysians act as ambassadors to promote Malaysian tourism and introduce Malaysia culture and traditions there.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1389-1393
Number of pages5
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Contribution
  • Malaysian diaspora
  • The United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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The contribution of the Malaysian diaspora in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). / Md. Sham, Fariza; Mujani, Wan Kamal; Tibek, Siti Rugayah Hj; Dakir, Jawiah; Ibrahim, Maznah.

In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 8, 2012, p. 1389-1393.

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