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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...
Women in UAE May not Work After 10 pm, Except When…

Women in UAE May not Work After 10 pm, Except When…

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Here are the norms for women working on night shift I work for a free zone company and have completed a year out of a 2-year unlimited contract. At this point, the employer is trying to force us to sign a paper on which we agree to work on night shifts. This request was not included in our contract or offer letter. My question is, can the company change the terms of contract midway? And, does the labour law apply here where it is stated that women cannot work after 10pm? Answer You have not stated in which free zone you are located in. Certain free zones have their own regulations pertaining to employees and others follow the Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 of UAE (the "Employment Law). It is assumed that you fall within the authority of the Employment Law. Article 27 and Article ...
Woman fined Dh250,000, jailed for Posting Indecent Videos Online in UAE

Woman fined Dh250,000, jailed for Posting Indecent Videos Online in UAE

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She had made several social media accounts and posted obscene videos on them. A woman who was caught for posting indecent videos on various social media sites will be jailed for a year. The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi handed down the sentence to the Arab woman after she was found guilty of spreading video clips that violated public morals and promoted obscenity. The judge also ordered the woman to pay a fine of Dh250,000 for violating online laws. Official court documents reveal the cyber-crimes public prosecution in Abu Dhabi had in December last year ordered for the arrest of the woman after investigations suggested that she opened up various accounts on Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram to promote the immoral videos. The Office of the UAE Attorney-General said after ...
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
Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, FaceTime VoIP Disabled in UAE & Qatar

Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, FaceTime VoIP Disabled in UAE & Qatar

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In case you’re wondering if you cannot make calls through Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, FaceTime in countries in the Middle East like the UAE and Qatar, it is because the calling features of these apps are blocked or disabled by the telecom providers in the country. You can still use these apps in order to ‘chat’, but the VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) service, which includes video calling and voice calling, is banned. Although it is not unusual for a country to regulate the usage of internet for their citizens, The United Arab Emirates and Qatar now officially joins China, Egypt, Jordan, and Belize (to name a few) to have blocked Skype services in their regions. Skype, the Microsoft acquired company in 2011, has just been added to the list of banned VoIPs in the UAE and Qatar. The tw
These 20 Areas in UAE are Exempt from VAT

These 20 Areas in UAE are Exempt from VAT

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Federal Tax Authority has listed free zones across the seven emirates. The Federal Tax Authority on Wednesday announced 20 designated zones which would be exempt from the recently-implemented five per cent VAT in the country, bringing a major relief and clarity for the companies operating in the free zones. "The designated zones are special zones for VAT purposes, which are generally considered outside of the UAE in terms of value-added taxation. While VAT applies throughout the UAE, in the designated zones VAT generally does not apply. Only fenced free zones with special controls on goods and services going in and out could benefit from this status. As expected, important free zones such as Jafza, Dafza and Kizad are on the list," said Thomas Vanhee, founding partner, Aurifer Middle...
Work for Two Companies in UAE After Obtaining Temporary Permit

Work for Two Companies in UAE After Obtaining Temporary Permit

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Employees working in the private sector can work for two companies, provided they have secured temporary work permits from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. The ministry clarified the queries of public about the possibility of a private sector employee taking up another job for a specific period despite having one already in place. The ministry said the employee can obtain a temporary work permit whereby he/she can work for another company or establishment on an interim basis as per the law. The ministry also said that the employer can move the employee from a company to another that belongs to him in case both the companies are owned by the same sponsor. The employee will assume the same job and get the same pay and allowances. However, the ministry said there...
UAE Residents Concerned About VAT Impacting Cost of Living

UAE Residents Concerned About VAT Impacting Cost of Living

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Residents across the UAE have voiced their concerns about living costs rising in the UAE as a result of the value added tax; however, many are also hopeful about receiving a salary increase in the new year. According to a recent survey from yallacompare, around 44.6 per cent of residents are worried about not being able to afford the increased cost of living as a result of VAT being added to products. Over 51.8 per cent said they were slightly worried about the increased cost of living, but are confident they won't feel many effects. Just 3.6 per cent said that they aren't worried at all about prices going up as a result of VAT. "The introduction of VAT is clearly a positive step for the UAE to take as it continues to diversify its economy away from oil. However, it appears that larg...
Dh500 fine for Driving With Expired Driving Licence in UAE

Dh500 fine for Driving With Expired Driving Licence in UAE

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The offence can also result in vehicle being confiscated Driving a vehicle with the expired driving licence or with an expired registration can invite Dh500 fine in the UAE.According to the Abu Dhabi Police, the defaulter can be slapped with four blank points too.The offence can also result in vehicle being confiscated اللائحة التنفيذية المعدلة لقانون السير و المرور Amended Regulations of the Traffic Law pic.twitter.com/36srUe2UQC — شرطة أبوظبي (@ADPoliceHQ) 7 January 2018 Source
Man Dies of Flu, Doctors Issue Warning in UAE

Man Dies of Flu, Doctors Issue Warning in UAE

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The change in weather cooler temperatures has doubled the flu cases from December 2017, say doctors Doctors are urging patients to take flu vaccinations after a man died last week in Dubai due to pneumonia caused by influenza. Dr Mohammed Ashraf, specialist in Internal Medicine, Universal Hospital, said that the 35-year-old Pakistani man was healthy but his condition deteriorated rapidly. "He was a very healthy, active and robust young man, but he suddenly died from pneumonia caused by influenza." The patient had become unconscious on the second day in hospital, and the illness even affected his brain. "The virus can affect the lower airways and can progress into pneumonia." A rapid spread in flu cases is being seen this season worldwide, including in the UAE, where influenza t...
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