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UAE New Visa Rules for New Jobs

UAE New Visa Rules for New Jobs

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New Rules for UAE Visa applicants has been announced by UAE Coordination Committee stipulating that all those who are looking for UAE work visa will require a good conduct certificate. New UAE Visa Rules and Regulations has been confirmed and is approved by UAE Coordination Committee that take effect from February 4, 2018. A good conduct certificate or a certificate of good conduct will be required for expats (workers) who apply for work visa anywhere in United Arab Emirates. What is Good Conduct Certificate? UAE Good Conduct Certificate or a Certificate of Good Conduct is an important certificate which serves as a proof that the expat has no criminal record, he/she is not involved in any criminal, breach of trust cases or Law violation in his/her home country as well as in UAE d...
HAPPY INFO! UAE President HH Shaikh Khalifa, Signed New Law Benefiting Domestic Helpers And Employers!

HAPPY INFO! UAE President HH Shaikh Khalifa, Signed New Law Benefiting Domestic Helpers And Employers!

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Those who are planning to work in the United Arab Emirates as domestic helpers, it is important that you are aware of your rights and entitlements in terms of work hours, vacation leaves, sick leaves, medical insurance, etc. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, had signed a new law benefiting domestic helpers and their employers. The signed law indicates a harmonized work condition between an employer and their hired domestic helper. This is established by setting standards and coordinating with Abu Dhabi’s legislation and with the international labor law. UAE President Approves New Law on Domestic Helpers According to Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash (Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation) said that the law would aim to have a good work-relationship between worker
UAE temperature dips to 3.8°C, can you feel the chill?

UAE temperature dips to 3.8°C, can you feel the chill?

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Expect more rain in UAE today, says the weather department After strong winds and light showers during the day, parts of UAE saw heavy rain in the evening and later in the night. The minimum temperature recorded today morning was 3.8 degree Celsius on Jais mountain. Sharing today's weather update, the National Centre of Meteorology said the day will be partly cloudy in generate with chance of different intensities of rainfall over scattered areas. Moderate to fresh winds could blow over the exposed areas. The relative humidity will increase during night and early morning over some internal areas. pic.twitter.com/P0Ifqbnl5K — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) January 9, 2018 pic.twitter.com/3kO2CF87AO — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) January 9, 2018 Khaleej T
‘Legitimate’ Visa Violators in UAE are Being Given a Second Chance

‘Legitimate’ Visa Violators in UAE are Being Given a Second Chance

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Last year, the GDRFA processed 19,000 humanitarian cases of which 17,000 were accepted. Visa violators unable to take action under urgent conditions are given second chances as the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) processes humanitarian requests, top officials said. Just this year, officials processed 25,000 humanitarian requests of visa violators so far, up from 12,000 received last year. The fine committee filters out requests, then waives off or reduces fines for cases that meet certain conditions. Officials said that approximately 60 per cent of requests are rejected. One of the cases pending with GDRFA for consideration is that of a Pakistani father of seven who has Dh350,000 worth of visa violations. Jaber Ali suffers from seizures and his t...
UAE Labour Law: Things to Know About Shifts, Leaves and Wages

UAE Labour Law: Things to Know About Shifts, Leaves and Wages

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Here are some of the important features of the UAE Labour Law that cover these If you are working in the UAE, to know the labour laws of the country is crucial. It helps one clarify doubts regarding working hours, annual leave and several other job-related matters. The laws also spell out details about maternity leave, sick leave, employee records, safety standards, termination of employment and end of service gratuity payments. Let's take a look at some of the important features of the UAE Labour Law that cover these. Working in the private sector Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 also known as the Labour Law governs the labour rights of employees in the private sector. The labour law handles a wide range of job-related matters. Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, known bef...
Couple Get 1 year Jail for Relations out of Wedlock in UAE

Couple Get 1 year Jail for Relations out of Wedlock in UAE

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The man later shared a photo of him and the woman, with friends on Instagram and WhatsApp. An unmarried couple who posted intimate photos of themselves on social media have been jailed for a year, overturning an Appeal Court ruling which cancelled the jail term and only fined the defendants. The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi upheld an earlier ruling by a lower court that found the Arab man and woman guilty of having relations out of wedlock and violating online laws. Official court documents stated that the duo were prosecuted by authorities after investigations found that were alone in a private place, despite not being married or related to each other, an act that goes against the Sharia law. Officials said the man later shared a photo of him and the woman, with friends ...
Don’t send women on duty to places without toilets in UAE

Don’t send women on duty to places without toilets in UAE

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It is the responsibility of the employer to provide basic amenities or arrange for basic facilities in the work place. I work as an auditor for a Dubai-based Fortune 500 company. The employer often sends women employees, including me, to clients' location, which do not have basic facilities for women, or to remote areas. I have often raised this issue with the employer asking him not to send female staff to locations, which do not have washrooms for them. Nevertheless, I have been forced to visit such client locations. On many occasions we were threatened that our professional development and career could be stopped if we raise our voices for basic rights. Kindly suggest as to what are the rules and work facilities for women as per the UAE law. Pursuant to your queries, it is the respo...
Falling temperature, slight rain forecast for UAE

Falling temperature, slight rain forecast for UAE

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The weather will be partly cloudy to hazy at times Parts of the UAE woke up to a foggy morning on Wednesday. The National Center of Meteorology shared notification about fog over few parts in the country. It also said that there is a chance of fog formation and poor visibility of less than 500m at times over coastal and internal areas from 2 am till 9 am today. pic.twitter.com/ynhlEaHdt7 — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) January 3, 2018 The weather will be partly cloudy to clear to hazy at times, accompanied with falling temperatures, the weather department said. The amount of clouds will increase over some Northern areas and over the sea with a possibility of light rainfall. pic.twitter.com/ynhlEaHdt7 — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) January 3, 2018 The relat
Salary Increment for 2018 by Government

Salary Increment for 2018 by Government

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Salary increment announced by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of SHARJAH from January 1, 2018. He ordered 600 million Dirhams increase in the salaries of the emirate's government employees. Dr. Tariq bin Khadem, chairman of the Sharjah human resources department, was quoted as saying that the His Highness Dr Al Qasmi has also ordered the increase of the pensions of Emirati government retirees. "The government shall pay the difference between the due pensions and ordered increase for employees in service," he told the 'Live' radio. "The difference shall be deposited in the Sharjah government retirees' bank accounts." However, the new salary cadre, to take effect as of January 1, 2018, is only available to Emirati (Loc...
Authorities Warned OFWs! Doing This UNLAWFUL Activity Will Cause Life Time Ban, Deportation!

Authorities Warned OFWs! Doing This UNLAWFUL Activity Will Cause Life Time Ban, Deportation!

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A reminder to everyone to please be aware of the law in the country that you are working in. In the UAE (United Arab Emirates), sex outside marriage is illegal and punishable by jail time, deportation and lifetime ban. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued a warning that having illicit affairs is a criminal offense in this country. As the UAE is a Muslim country, it is governed by Sharia Law (Islamic Law). Part of its rules is that if a man and woman is not married and decide to live together, this is a punishable offense of 3 to 6 months jail and the couple will eventually be deported. Sex Out of Wedlock is Illegal in the United Arab Emirates In the Philippines, an unmarried couple living together may be tolerable, sometimes even acceptable and more ...
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