Doha, Qatar — — In the past few years, travelers have taken advantage of cheap flights from Europe to the Middle East, Asia and Africa, where many Middle Eastern states have closed their borders.
And a growing number of Westerners are also seeking to move to the continent from the U.S., where immigration laws are strict and the cost of living is high.
The number of travelers traveling between the Middle Eastern countries and the United States has been on a steady decline over the past several years, according to data from travel company FlightAware.
But the number of international travelers from the region has more than doubled since 2010, the data show.
The data also show that foreign nationals are more likely to come from the Gulf than from the rest of the world.
With an average cost of $1,100, U.K. expats, who make up about 30% of international visitors to the U, are spending the most on international flights, according the data, which was compiled by FlightAward.
The cost of a round-trip flight from the United Kingdom to Doha has increased by nearly $700 in the past year.
For expats living in Qatar, the number is even higher.
According to FlightAwards data, expats who live in Qatar can travel anywhere in the Gulf without a visa, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
But they have to pay a fee to enter the country, a process that can take up to six months, depending on their destination.
The fees can add up, and many expats in Qatar have to spend thousands of dollars to obtain a visa.
“The cost of entry is high,” said Ibrahim Ahmed, an expat from Doha who has lived in the country for more than a decade.
“They charge you a huge fee, but you can just get a flight and leave.”
The U.N. and other countries are worried about the impact of the surge in U.Y.O. expatriates.
The U, too, has seen an influx of foreign nationals in recent years.
In March, the U’s human rights office issued a warning that expats from the Middle Kingdom were being exploited.
A group of American expats traveling to the United Arab Emirates from the Philippines were arrested on April 19 for allegedly attempting to enter a country with the intention of committing crimes.
A U.A.E. police spokesman said the men were arrested in an operation that included searching cars, arresting people and seizing computer equipment.
U.S. President Donald Trump has called for an end to the use of expats to bring economic development and tourism to the region.
But critics say the policy is being abused.
Es are charging a hefty fee to go to the UAE and other Gulf countries.
Ibrahim Ahmed, from Qatar, says he has to pay $800 to enter Dubai.
“This is an outrageous price for a country where there are no other options,” he said.
Mohammed Abed, who is based in the United Nations in New York City, said the UAE, which is a member of the UCLociety, has made its economy so strong that people like him cannot live there.
There is a lot of pressure on expats.
They cannot work, they cannot travel. “
People say they can’t leave.
They cannot work, they cannot travel.
It’s a burden to have to make those payments.
It’s not an option for many people.”