Hailed as the ‘gateway between East and West’, for thousands of years, the countries of the Middle East, together with the rapidly evolving economies of North Africa and Turkey form the MENAT region.
MENAT sits at the geographical epicenter of global travel, tourism and, of course, commerce today, making this one of the world’s most exciting regions in which to live and work.
This area of the globe has hosted many of the world’s oldest civilizations, with some of the earliest human cultures calling this region home. The rich and diverse histories of these countries are still very much in evidence across their landscapes. Stunning architecture and innumerable cultural centers and heritage sites provide a hint of the staggering evolution the region has witnessed.
In recent years, the region has experienced a tremendous rate of development that few other places in the world can rival, growing and changing at an incredible pace. With young, ambitious and connected populations, the rate of modernization in the MENAT countries means new doors are opening and new markets are thriving.
Within this, the six countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Oman – have fast become important contributors to the global economy and are considered important players in business and politics the world over.
For both Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the two principal bases for Abdul Latif Jameel’s employees – or Associates – the ambitious visions of these two countries, in particular, have resulted in dynamic and diverse environments, ripe with opportunity for success, not only commercial but also both personal and professional.
Opening doors for the driven and adventurous, the scope for developing your career while enjoying many and varied lifestyle benefits, is the reason the MENAT region is attracting so many expatriates and their families. Living and working in the Middle East offers a rewarding opportunity to play a role in the unfolding story of the region.