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After 36 Years, Indian Expat Leaves Uae With New Life Lessons

After 36 Years, Indian Expat Leaves Uae With New Life Lessons

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From office worker to senior staffer. After 36 years of service, Indian expat Ashokan Kony Poriyan leaves the UAE shores with a heavy heart. He started his stint as an office boy and hanged his boots as a senior insurance coordinator of Dar Al Shifaa Hospital in Abu Dhabi. While looking back, he regrets having not found a balance between his personal and professional life - a simple but difficult thing that he wants other expats to consider seriously. Ashokan hails from South Indian state of Kerala. His father used to run a hotel in Kannur district, but due to his failing health it had to be shut down. With three brothers and two sisters to feed, Ashokan took over the mantle from his father. He left Kannur and worked at a construction firm in Bangalore. It was 1982 that his Gulf jour...
Uae-Based Expat, Family Die In Kerala Accident

Uae-Based Expat, Family Die In Kerala Accident

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The couple's youngest son is the sole survivor of the accident. A UAE-based Indian man, who went on vacation to his hometown in Kerala on Friday, was killed in an accident, along with his wife and son, hours after he reached there. According to family sources, 40-year-old Kollandeyithuveetil Shibu, his wife 34-year-old Siji and their 11-year-old son Aditya were killed in a horrific accident in Chathannoor in Kollam district. The father of two had left for India from Dubai early Friday morning, only to meet the tragic end. The couple's younger son Aadhish (7) is the sole survivor of the accident, which took place on Friday afternoon around 2.30pm local time, according to media reports in Kerala. Sources close to the family informed Khaleej Times that the couple and their two childr...
British Expat Gets 3 Years in Jail for Embezzling Dh1.3 Million

British Expat Gets 3 Years in Jail for Embezzling Dh1.3 Million

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The Briton duped a compatriot by issuing a forged trade licence copy and fled the country. A British man, who was charged in absentia with embezzling Dh1.3 million using a forged business licence copy, was sentenced to three years in jail, to be followed by deportation, on Monday. The Court of First Instance found the runaway defendant guilty of forgery and use of forged official document, embezzlement and breach of trust charges. The forged licence copy, which had been deposited at the public prosecution headquarters, was ordered confiscated by the court. Court documents show the expat fled the country after he received the money. He was a manager at a business service and facilities firm and had a deal with a compatriot to take care of the issuance of a business licence of...
Viral Video – Expat Arrested For Sexually Harassing His Filipino Maid!

Viral Video – Expat Arrested For Sexually Harassing His Filipino Maid!

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Another viral video, but for the greater good. Yes, against and for the awareness of sexual abuse. Sexual abuse and physical abuse are the most common and unfortunate in addition to shameful act reported against the workers. Female workers travel far and away from their home to serve us only to earn a little amount of money, but a few of inhuman natured people treat them with such brutal and shameful acts.[irp] A video went viral which was filmed secretly by Beth Lili in which it was clearly seen that the male sponsor of the housemaid was trying to rape the lady and she was trying to save herself by pushing him away and threatening him with a knife. The video was later posted to Twitter by some social media user and went viral. You can watch the video at the end of this article. A...
Indian Expat Wins Dh5 Million in UAE Raffle

Indian Expat Wins Dh5 Million in UAE Raffle

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Devanandan Puthumanam Parampath held the winning ticket no. 085303 in the series 186. An Indian expatriate has won Dh5 million in Abu Dhabi Duty Free's Big Ticket draw held on Tuesday. Devanandan Puthumanam Parampath's ticket number 085303 has won the big prize for the month of November. The Big Ticket Millionaire Draw is being held on monthly basis and has been won mostly by Indian expats. And on Tuesday, 12 of the top 15 prize winners were from India. Since its launch in 1992, Abu Dhabi Duty Free's lucky draw has made it possible for passengers, airport visitors and the public to win high-value prizes. Source
No UAE driving licence for select expat categories?

No UAE driving licence for select expat categories?

UAE
Regulating the registration permits of old vehicles, and linking registration and licence fees of vehicles to engine capacity are among other ideas. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in an attempt to further reduce congestion on roads in Dubai, is mulling several proposals, including regulating the issuance of driving licences to select categories of expats. In a letter by the authority to an Arabic newspaper, the RTA said it has identified means that could help alleviate the traffic problem in the emirate, especially during office hours. Regulating issuance of driving licences, regulating the registration permits of old vehicles, linking registration and licence fees of vehicles to engine capacity and annual consumption of fuel and annual distance travelled, modifying regi...
Employers in UAE NOT Allowed to keep Employee Passports

Employers in UAE NOT Allowed to keep Employee Passports

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Question: Can employers in UAE keep the passports of their employee? Answer: As per the Labour Law, it is not allowed. “As the passport is a personal document that the law obliges its owner to keep and show when required by the governmental authorities, it is not allowed for any party to detain the passport except by the official parties with a judicial order and according to the law. Consequently, it will be considered as an illegal action to detain the passport in the UAE except by the governmental parties – Ministry of Interior, circular 2002 Read Also: Want to sponsor your Wife or Husband in UAE? Here’s how! This memo has not been changed since issued in 2002, thus employers are by Law not allowed to keep their employee’s passport longer than required for Visa processing
Dubai expat reunited with lost dog after 4 years

Dubai expat reunited with lost dog after 4 years

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The dog had disappeared four years ago while being looked at by neighbours A Dubai expat was recently reunited with her long lost dog after four years apart, according to K9 Friends, a Dubai-based non-profit voluntary organisation that shelters, re-homes and rescues dogs. In a Facebook post dated July 31, K9 Friends noted that the dog - Rikky - had disappeared four years ago after being lost while being looked at by neighbours. "Almen (the expat) never gave up hope that one day her dog would return to her, but despite extensive searches there was no sign of him," the post noted. "Then, two days ago we reposted a picture of Dusty who had been given to us by the Dubai Municipality and had been in our shelter for over four months." Almen immediately reached out to K9 Frie...
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