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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...
Video: Expats In Uae Celebrate Pakistan National Day

Video: Expats In Uae Celebrate Pakistan National Day

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Pakistani expatriates gathered in large numbers to ring in the celebrations. Pakistani expatriates gathered in large numbers at diplomatic missions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to mark the 78th Pakistan Day that pays tribute to father of the nation Mohammad Ali Jinnah and those who sacrificed their lives for a separate homeland for Muslims. Pakistan Ambassador to UAE Moazzam Ahmed Khan hoisted the flag at the embassy in Abu Dhabi early Friday morning in the presence of large number of community members. Present were school children who sang national songs and were dressed in green and white - the colours of the flag. National Day messages of president and the prime minister of Pakistan were also read out. On the occasion, Khan recalled the struggle of Muslims of subcontinent for a se...
How Much Remittances All Uae Expats Sent In 2017

How Much Remittances All Uae Expats Sent In 2017

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The remittances grew 1.4 per cent during the last quarter of 2017 from Dh37.9 billion in Q3. Expats remittances from the UAE amounted to Dh164.3 billion during 2017, a growth of 2.2 per cent from Dh160.8 billion in 2016. According to a report by the UAE Central Bank, an amount of Dh121.66 billion was transferred through money exchange companies while the rest went through banks. During the fourth quarter of the year, money sent by expats to home countries jumped to Dh43.2 billion, which is the same amount of 2016. During Q4, Dh31.36 billion was transferred through exchange firms, accounting for 72.65 percent of total remittances, with 27.4 per cent thereof transferred through banks. The remittances grew 1.4 per cent during the last quarter of 2017 from Dh37.9 billion in Q3. ...
Good conduct certificate in UAE: Guide for all nationalities

Good conduct certificate in UAE: Guide for all nationalities

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The screening is applicable only to new work visas and not for expats already working here and then moving jobs Diplomatic posts with sizeable number of expats have set guidelines on how to acquire the Certificate of Good Conduct (CGC) for their respective citizens applying for new work visas in the UAE. Obtaining a CGC or Police Clearance Certificate for jobseekers came into effect from February 4 this year. Expats applying for new work visas in the UAE are subjected to security background checks and required to submit a police clearance from their home countries, or the country of their residence for the past five years, as a move to ensure the security of the society, according to authorities. As expected, diplomatic missions were initially flooded with numerous calls from concer...
UAE Law Says No BAN On Expats Who Are All Under This Specific Criteria!

UAE Law Says No BAN On Expats Who Are All Under This Specific Criteria!

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If a contract is revoked by the worker for reasons other than those specified in article 121, he will be required to compensate the employer for any prejudice the latter sustains as a result. No ban if you finish 2 years of employment I have been working at a medical centre as an insurance clerk for the last three years. After completing my first limited period two-year contract, the company renewed it with a revised salary of Dh4,550 per month. I am not happy with the growth prospects offered by the company. I have got a better offer, but I am not sure if I will get a labour ban. If I do, is there any way to get it lifted? Since your contract is of limited duration, you will be liable to compensate your employer with an amount not exceeding your 45 days’ remuneration in case you
Expats in Saudi Arabia Banned from Working in 12 Areas

Expats in Saudi Arabia Banned from Working in 12 Areas

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The decision will come into effect from the next Hijri year. Expats in Saudi Arabia shall no more be allowed to work in 12 areas of work, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development has stated. According to the Saudi Gazette, the decision will come into effect from the next Hijri year. Expats shall be restricted from working in watch shops, optical stores, medical equipment stores, electrical and electronics shops, outlets selling car spare part, building material shops, outlets selling all types of carpets, automobile and mobile shops, shops selling home furniture and ready-made office material, sale outlets of ready-made garments, children clothes and men's supplies, household utensils shops and pastry shops. "The decision does not affect the memorandums of understanding si...
Four Dubai Expats face trial for Offering Bribe to Get Bank Loans

Four Dubai Expats face trial for Offering Bribe to Get Bank Loans

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They also allegedly submitted forged papers, including a salary certificate. Four men, who allegedly offered a bribe to a bank employee for getting them approval on loans from his administration, have been charged in a Dubai court. Public prosecution records show the four men, two Pakistanis and two Indians, aged between 28 and 45, offered the bank employee 10 per cent of the bank facilities and loans he would help get approved by his administration. They also allegedly submitted forged papers, including a salary certificate falsely stating that one of them - a Pakistani - was working as a sales executive and earning Dh22,500 as monthly salary. They also allegedly forged and used other documents that included a forged copy of a bank statement, a forged copy of an Emirates resident...
8,000 Govt Jobs Filled by Expats Should be Emiratised, FNC Hears

8,000 Govt Jobs Filled by Expats Should be Emiratised, FNC Hears

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Another FNC member pointed out that more than 30,000 administrative government positions filled by expats. There are currently 8,000 administrative government jobs filled by expats in the UAE, which should be filled by Emiratis instead, heard the Federal National Council (FNC) on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi. During the FNC discussion chaired by FNC speaker, Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, members raised questions about high unemployment rates of Emiratis to Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, chairman of the Federal Authority for Human Resources and the Minister of State for Higher Education. Salem Al Shehhi, FNC member from Ras Al Khaimah, said he knows thousands of Emiratis who cannot find jobs. "Locals today are asking: When are we going to be recruited?" An FNC report revealed there are 8,000 ad...
ATTENTION Expats! Know the Law: 7 Things All Expats Must know about Drinking Alcohol in UAE!

ATTENTION Expats! Know the Law: 7 Things All Expats Must know about Drinking Alcohol in UAE!

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Here's all you need to know about consuming alcohol in UAE For expat residents and tourists visiting the UAE, it is important to know the local laws regarding alcohol consumption to avoid being fined and even jailed. Here's take a look at some of the important legal aspects related to drinking liquor in the country. Don't do it in public The first thing you must keep in mind is that it is illegal to drink in the street or in a public place in the UAE. Public drinking is strictly prohibited. There are licensed restaurants and bars associated with hotels where one can drink. Besides, there are designated stores from where licence-holders can purchase alcohol. It is important to get a licence because there are chances one could get arrested if reported or found drunk. Regulatio...
GCC BAN and Filipino Expats (New Rule 2016)

GCC BAN and Filipino Expats (New Rule 2016)

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Welcome to UAE LABOURS free CommunityBlog Gulf Countries witnessed the Affability and kindness of Filipinos migrants, they are really complaisant inbehavior and counting pleasantness in society, but on other side the ratio of Labour LawViolations by Filipino workers areincreasing day by day. After thousands of criminal offenses thePhilippine overseas Employment Administrator announced that any Filipino whohave been deported from any member of GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) will beban from entering any other GCC country. The Philippine overseas employmentAdministrator Chief HANS LEO CACDAC said that Qatar’s Ministry of Interior hasissued a circular stating workers who have been deported or cancelled from anyGCC country by violating Labour Lawor for running away from sponsor/Employers
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