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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...
UAE Filipinos, Sending Balikbayan Boxes is VAT-Free

UAE Filipinos, Sending Balikbayan Boxes is VAT-Free

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Sending parcels and cargoes locally or regionally however, will have 5 per cent vat Kabayans, please note: sending balikbayan or cargo boxes to the Philippines is still VAT-free but starting from January 2, the cost of cargo boxes, used to send parcels back home, will have 5 per cent value-added tax, a manager of a Filipino-owned courier company told Khaleej Times on Monday. "Starting from January 2, prices of balikbayan boxes will carry 5 per cent VAT," Veronica Rey, LBC Express communications and marketing officer Middle East, told Khaleej Times. "This means a balikbayan box previously priced at Dh15 will become Dh15.75; Dh 20 box will become Dh 21 and our Dh25 jumbo box will become Dh26.25. Rey clarified that sending cargo to the Philippines and other countries (except GCC) ...
Pending Work Not Reason to Reject Resignation in UAE

Pending Work Not Reason to Reject Resignation in UAE

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'The employer was reluctant and told me to finish the work. Further, the employer has not approved my sick leave' Intimidated by my manager, I submitted by resignation on December 3, 2017 by giving one-month notice period. He screamed at me and threw a water bottle, which almost hit my colleague. However, my employer has rejected my resignation and informed me that it will not be accepted unless I complete all pending jobs. I replied to them that I will finish the work as much as possible till the last day of my notice period. The employer was reluctant and told me to finish the work. Further, the employer has not approved my sick leave despite submitting a medical certificate. Are my employers allowed to do this? Pursuant to your queries, an employer or an employee may terminate the...
Now Make Unlimited Voice, Video Calls in UAE for Dh50

Now Make Unlimited Voice, Video Calls in UAE for Dh50

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Botim joins C'Me as approved VoIP app as part of etisalat, du plans Let's get one thing out of the way first: Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) remains, technically, disallowed in the UAE. And this is despite the fact that Skype, probably the most popular app that uses the technology, and other similar services can be downloaded at will on the platforms you're using. Free Web-based voice and video calls are even available on the likes of WhatsApp. UPDATE: Earlier this December, Etisalat tweeted that access to Skype had been blocked in UAE for providing unlicensed VoIP service. The basic idea here is that VoIP, being an Internet-based service, carries risks related to privacy issues, voice phishing and hacking, among other vulnerabilities similar to what you can expect with an...
UAE Leaders Named Among 2018’s Influential Arab Personalities

UAE Leaders Named Among 2018’s Influential Arab Personalities

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Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud of Saudi Arabia is also among the influential Arab personalities listed The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, have been named among the most influential Arab personalities who will leave a significant mark on the new year 2018, by Egypt's "Al Ahram Al Arabi" weekly. In an article titled " Mohammed bin Rashid ...The Knight of Knowledge", the magazine said in its annual review that Sheikh Mohammed is "a poet before being a knight and a knight before being ...
Non-Payment of Salary is Violation of UAE Laws

Non-Payment of Salary is Violation of UAE Laws

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Non-payment of salary by an employer is a violation of the labour laws in the UAE. Can quit job without notice if employer fails to pay I have been working in a Dubai company for the last four months. This is my first contract, but for three months I have not been paid. I now have an offer from a free zone company. Will I face a ban for not completing my first contract if I join that free zone company in Dubai and can prove that I have not been paid by my present employer? It is understood that you have been working at a company in Dubai for the last four months and you have not been paid your salary for the last three months. Further, it is assumed that at present, you are working for a non-free zone entity in Dubai and that your employment is subject to provisions of the Federal...
UAE New Year Holidays Announced for the Private and Public Sector

UAE New Year Holidays Announced for the Private and Public Sector

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Can you imagine it is almost the start of a new year again and we have great news! The first holiday for 2018 has been announced! The public sector in the UAE will start 2018 with a glorious 4-day long weekend with an off on Sunday, December 31st, 2017 and Monday, January 1st, 2018. The private sector will only have one day off on Monday, January 1st, 2018 but we are sure most people will be applying for leave on Sunday, December 31st, 2017. Official duty will resume again on January 2nd. This year we won’t be welcoming the New Year with the world renowned fireworks from the Burj Khalifa but rather with a laser show by the sounds of it. Downtown Dubai posted this video on Instagram earlier this week hinting towards something other than fireworks but no-one has been able to find
Dh500 Fine and Black points for Driving With Hazard Lights on During Fog in UAE

Dh500 Fine and Black points for Driving With Hazard Lights on During Fog in UAE

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Police urged motorists to stop driving when visibility level drops to zero and park their cars in a safe area Abu Dhabi: Motorists who turn on their hazards lights while driving during foggy weather conditions will be fined Dh500 with four black points, Abu Dhabi Police said on Monday. The police asked light vehicle drivers to stop driving when visibility level drops to zero and park their cars in a nearby safe area. When they park their cars then drivers can turn on their hazard lamps to alert other motorists. Also, public transport and workers’ buses having a capacity of 14, 24 and 60 passengers are required to stop driving on all roads of the emirate during foggy weather conditions and when visibility level drops to less than 50 metres. Violating bus drivers will be fi
UAE Official Public Holidays 2018

UAE Official Public Holidays 2018

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Each Worker in UAE(Private/Public) entitled for Specific Holidays according to Article 74 of UAE labour laws for Private employees. The holidays in UAE are in accordance with Islamic Events and Festivals. The Holidays of New year Gregorian and National Day of UAE are two only official holidays that are not included in Islam. All Holidays are Paid, employer must have to give leave on that days with full payment. In case employer has work which is so important than according to Article 81 of UAE labour laws workers shall be granted substitute leave in respect of such days, plus 50 per cent of his wage. If he is not granted substitute leave, his employer shall pay him 150 per cent of his basic wage in respect of the days worked. According to Article 74 Each worker shall be entitled to l...
UAE Population by Nationality 2018

UAE Population by Nationality 2018

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In case of all gulf countries the population of expatriates is considerably more than that of their own citizens, In UAE the expat arriving each day from the different countries since the Oil boom in UAE. Everyone here don’t know look same we see and hear different people the spoke other language. If you walk on busy street you might hear a strange voices and didn’t even recognized the language. Here we look the Population Statistics in the UAE in year 2018 nationality wise. Country wise – 2018 – UAE Population by Nationality The census is based on the year 2016 through which it is determine that more than 50% population of UAE consists of South Asians. Indians, 2.6 million, Pakistani: 1.2 Million, UAE Citizens: 1Million. NATIONALS OF POPULATION India 2600000 Pa
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