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No Volunteering In Dubai Without Official Permission

No Volunteering In Dubai Without Official Permission

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The law seeks to encourage a culture of social responsibility in society. Entities conducting volunteering initiatives must first obtain authorisation from Dubai's Community Development Authority (CDA), according to a new law announced on Sunday. The law permits volunteers to form teams to participate collectively in volunteering programmes in Dubai on the condition that the team has registered itself in the CDA's database and obtained all required permits. The volunteer teams are not allowed to conduct any fundraising activities, including advertising through any kind of media, unless the team obtains approval from the CDA. Entities must also provide all required tools and safety equipment necessary for the volunteers to perform their activity. In addition, the entities must also...
Prior Visa Waiver For Emiratis Traveling To Guinea

Prior Visa Waiver For Emiratis Traveling To Guinea

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The Ministry is tirelessly working to make the Emirati passport one of the top five in the world. UAE nationals may now travel to the Republic of Guinea without prior-visa arrangements, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. "Emiratis carrying ordinary passports and travelling to Guinea-Conakry can now get their visa upon arrival at the airport without any prior-visa requirements under a visa waiver memo of understanding signed by the governments of the two countries on March 15th 2018 following a joint committee meeting in Abu Dhabi," said Ambassador Ahmed Ilham Al Dhaheri, Assistant Under-Secretary for Consular Affairs at MoFAIC. "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has been a long way in its diplomatic efforts to bo...
Weekend Weather: No Rain In UAE For Next Five Days

Weekend Weather: No Rain In UAE For Next Five Days

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The temperature is expected to rise significantly, by three degrees on next week across the country. Parts of the UAE saw scattered rainfall this past week, thanks to the 20 cloud seeding missions carried out by the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) in April alone. But residents should not expect any further rainfall in the next five days, as chances of cloud activity are "unlikely", said Dr Ahmad Al Habib, meteorologist at NCM. Occasional heavy, moderate and light rainfall cooled certain areas of the country this year, ahead of the scorching summer heat, as a total of 61 cloud seeding missions were conducted since the beginning of January. The missions involve pilots injecting flares of salt into weak clouds, or clouds with light rain, to help enhance rainfall. "We are not ...
OFWs From Kuwait Rush Home As Amnesty Program Nears Deadline

OFWs From Kuwait Rush Home As Amnesty Program Nears Deadline

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Many overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) continue to arrive in the Philippines from Kuwait as the deadline for the amnesty program offered by the Gulf state’s government for undocumented OFWs nears. On Monday, April 16, some 190 undocumented Filipinos from the said country arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at past 6 in the morning, reported GMA News. “Delikado po sapagkat ‘yung overstaying po at matagal po na walang visa. ‘Yan po ay isang kriminal na kaso po ‘yan sa Kuwait,” said lawyer Brigido Dulay, OWWA deputy administrator for operations. “Kami po ay nakikiusap na iwasan na po natin na mahuli pa po tayo diyan,” Dulay said. Earlier, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola said more than 6,000 undocumented Filipinos in Kuwait
Does Your Company Refuse To Bear Emirates Id Costs?

Does Your Company Refuse To Bear Emirates Id Costs?

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The EIDA had urged all employers to take up the responsibility of bearing the cost of the ID cards of their employees. A friend of mine works at a drilling company, and suddenly received notification that his previously-signed contract of 28 days of work followed by 28 days off was changed - with immediate effect - to 42 days on, and 21 days off. Is this legal? Workers at the company have approached the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, but have not received any response so far. It should also be noted that the company is not refunding fees for renewal of Emirates IDs, despite having done so originally. Is this legal? I can vaguely recall something about companies having to refund these costs. Pursuant to your queries, it should be noted that employees employed in mines ...
Revealed: The Biggest Concerns For Low-Income UAE Expats

Revealed: The Biggest Concerns For Low-Income UAE Expats

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43% of migrant workers viewed life insurance as an important investment, yet 79% remained uninsured. Low-income migrant workers in the UAE with an average salary of Dh4,000 view life insurance as a most vital type of social protection, and yet the majority of them lack access to this type of coverage, revealed a new report. The study, funded by the United Nations (UN) and commissioned by Democrance, an insurance technology (InsurTech) startup, revealed that job loss, and with it the worry about being unable to support families back home, was the most frequently cited concern among the study participants, with 35 per cent identifying it as their number one worry, followed by stagnant salaries (19 per cent) and health issues (13 per cent). In this context, 43 per cent of migrant wor...
1 Dead After Jet Blows An Engine; Woman Nearly Sucked Out

1 Dead After Jet Blows An Engine; Woman Nearly Sucked Out

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Photos shared on social media by passengers showed the engine was badly damaged. A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by passengers to save a woman from getting sucked out. She later died, and seven others were injured. Passengers dragged the woman back in as the sudden decompression of the cabin pulled her part way through the opening, but she was gravely injured. Engine fires on Southwest Airlines apparently aren't a new thing. This is from a month ago. #Tuesdaythoughts pic.twitter.com/hXXA3vAEoe — WestCoast Barbarian (@mmccxii) 17 April 2018 The pilots of the plane, a twin-engine Boeing 737 bound from New York to Dallas with 149 people aboard, took it into a rapid descent and m
Philippines Says Saudi Boss Forced Maid To Drink Bleach

Philippines Says Saudi Boss Forced Maid To Drink Bleach

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MANILA: A Philippine domestic worker has been hospitalised in Saudi Arabia after her employer allegedly forced her to drink household bleach, Manila's foreign ministry said Monday. Domestic worker Agnes Mancilla underwent emergency abdominal surgery after she was taken, unconscious, to a hospital in Saudi's southwestern Jizan city on April 2, the ministry said. "We are working closely with authorities in Jizan to make sure that justice will be given to Agnes Mancilla," the ministry said in a statement. The victim is in "serious but stable condition" in hospital and Saudi police have arrested her female employer, who has not been named, it added. Mancilla had worked in Saudi Arabia since 2016 "but was repeatedly physically abused by her lady employer" who also failed to pay her ...
Viral: Another Case Of Luggage Pilferage At NAIA 3

Viral: Another Case Of Luggage Pilferage At NAIA 3

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A passenger from Hongkong who arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 was seen throwing a fit after some of her items in her luggage were allegedly stolen. In a Facebook video uploaded by Joseph Bacalso Carillo, a woman was seen drawing a crowd as she aired out her frustration at the airport. The woman said that her iPad, some perfume, and a few other items were found missing. The padlock of her luggage was also removed. Bystanders can be heard in the video saying that many passengers have experienced luggage pilferage at the airport but choose to not file complaints. Carillo said in the comments section of the video that the airport staff took action regarding the incident but he isn’t sure if the items were returned. The Filipino Times has reached
Video: Saudi Family’S Emotional Farewell To Nanny Goes Viral

Video: Saudi Family’S Emotional Farewell To Nanny Goes Viral

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The family was in tears as the couple leave Jeddah for their home country. It was an emotional moment for a family in Saudi Arabia when they bid farewell to their domestic worker and her husband after 28 years. The family was in tears as the couple leave Jeddah for their home country. Video: Saudi family bid emotional farewell to maid of 33 years The video of the moment shared by one of the family members on social media has moved netizens. شغالتنا وزوجها اكثر من ٢٨ سنة عندنا واليوم سافروا نهائي😭 كانت منا و فينا ربتني انا واخواني تعرف كل شيء ايش نحب ايش نكره واليوم راحت اقسم بالله تقول كأنوا فقدنا احد من اهلنا العيله كلها انهارت بكا 💔💔 pic.twitter.com/zGZ5N9MNeu — Joud. (@jud9N) 12 April 2018 "Our domestic worker and her husband, they've worked for us for over 28 years a
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