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Transit Passengers To Enjoy Day Out In UAE Under New Visa Policy

Transit Passengers To Enjoy Day Out In UAE Under New Visa Policy

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The new policy aims to enhance transit visa procedures to enable stopover passengers to enjoy a day out in the country. Preparations are afoot to roll out legislations that will allow transit passengers to tour the country. On Monday, the UAE Cabinet gave the green light to prepare a general policy to grant entry visas to transit passengers who wish to visit the country's landmarks and tourist attractions. Passengers transiting via any of the airports in the country will be able to obtain entry visas. The new policy aims to enhance transit visa procedures to enable stopover passengers to enjoy a day out in the country, thus boosting the tourism industry. The Cabinet formed a working group, led by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, to prepare the new policy, "consi...
Video: Rain Hits Parts Of UAE, More Expected

Video: Rain Hits Parts Of UAE, More Expected

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The sea will be moderate to rough at times. Rainfall hit Dubai and some parts of the UAE on Monday morning. The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has predicted partly cloudy weather with likeliness of more rainfall for rest of the day. ⁧#المركز_الوطني_للأرصاد⁩ ⁧#أمطار_الخير⁩ دبي⁩ ⁧#هواة_الطقس⁩ ⁧#أصدقاء_المركز_الوطني_للأرصاد⁩ pic.twitter.com/HnrA6gBRWi — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 16 April 2018 pic.twitter.com/2JKkJ7hqWi — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 16 April 2018 "The amount of clouds will increase over scattered areas of the country, with a probability of rainfall at times," NCM said. pic.twitter.com/ga64X70ewQ — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 16 April 2018 Moderate winds will blow in general, freshening at times and causing blowing o
Beware: Fta To Get Tough On Vat Evaders In UAE

Beware: Fta To Get Tough On Vat Evaders In UAE

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Fines of over Dh20,000 on companies flouting VAT registrations in UAE, FTA warns The Federal Tax Authority will get tough on companies, which are obliged to register for value-added tax (VAT) but have not done so from next month, said a senior official. Khalid Ali Al Bustani, director general, Federal Tax Authority, said during a media briefing on Wednesday that the postponement of the penalty for late registration till April 30 was agreed to get companies onboard who had not registered yet. "Beyond this period, there will be no reason for the companies not to register and they will be subject to several penalties. We are working with economic departments to arrange roadshows also to help these (non-registered) companies register. Beyond that, we will take our role for auditing th...
Isra Wal Miraj Holiday Declared In UAE

Isra Wal Miraj Holiday Declared In UAE

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Work will resume on Sunday, April 15. The UAE has declared a holiday for the public sector on Saturday, April 14, to mark 'Al Isra Wal Miraj'. Work will resume on Sunday, April 15. The announcement was made today by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. A circular issued by the federal human resources authority stated that the decision is in implementation of the provisions of Paragraph 5 of Article 100 of the Cabinet Resolution No.13 of 2012 and regulations of the Decree of Federal Law No.11 of 2008 on human resources in the federal government and its amendments, which defines the public holidays of ministries and federal authorities in the country. On the occasion, the authority congratulated the Preside...
UAE Named World’S Largest Humanitarian Donor For Fifth Year

UAE Named World’S Largest Humanitarian Donor For Fifth Year

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Asia got Dh8.28 billion, or 43 per cent of the development aid, followed by Africa which got Dh5.44 billion or 28 per cent of the support. The UAE has been named the world's largest donor of development assistance in proportion to its gross national income (GNI) for the fifth year running, according to the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The UAE exceeded the UN target of 0.7 per cent official development assistance in proportion to its GNI ratio by donating Dh19.32 billion, a growth of 18.1 per cent over 2016, representing 1.31 per cent of its GNI for official development assistance in 2017. Up to 54 per cent of the value of the aid is non-repayable grants that are aimed at supporting the developmental plans of t...
Get 50% Discount Off Groceries In UAE During Ramadan

Get 50% Discount Off Groceries In UAE During Ramadan

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The Ministry of Economy announced that over 10,000 products in supermarkets will be offered at half the price during Ramadan Dubai: The financial strain of stocking up on groceries and purchasing big-ticket items is expected to lighten during Ramadan. The Ministry of Economy has announced its annual reduction in prices that will affect over 10,000 products and goods, with discounts of up to 50 per cent in 600 outlets across the UAE for the whole month. The first day of Ramadan is likely to fall on May 17. Dr Hashim Al Nuaimi, Director of Consumer Protection at the Ministry, said that cooperatives and supermarkets outlets in the UAE is expected to reduce the prices between 25-50 per cent. Some products will also be sold at cost price during the holy month. The sale of commodit...
Deported Driver Tries To Sneak Back Into UAE Using Brother’S Id

Deported Driver Tries To Sneak Back Into UAE Using Brother’S Id

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The 31-year-old Pakistani driver had been banned from entering UAE but somehow could enter through Oman illegally. A man, who had been deported from the UAE and sneaked back illegally, has gone on trial for producing his brother's ID card to a police officer. The 31-year-old Pakistani driver had been banned from entering UAE but somehow could enter through Oman illegally. He tried to evade arrest when stopped by a police lieutenant by showing his brother's Emirates ID card. He has been charged at the Court of First Instance with using another person's authentic personal document and impersonation of another person during a police questioning. The incident took place on October 23, last year, and was reported to Al Qusais police station. "I arrested the defendant about 11pm o...
No Plans To Implement Minimum Wages In Uae: Ministry

No Plans To Implement Minimum Wages In Uae: Ministry

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The ministry has "nothing to do with any statements released about fixing minimum wages for domestic workers". The UAE government has no plans to implement a minimum wage policy, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has said. In a press release issued on Tuesday, the ministry said that wages - including for domestic workers - will continue to be fixed through negotiation between employers and employees. "The UAE's wage policies enable a flexible labour market that creates thousands of new jobs annually," said the ministry. "The government remains of the view that a free labour market, based on supply and demand, creates the optimal conditions under which we are able to continue to welcome thousands of guest workers to the UAE every year, while simultaneously f...
Uae Aims To Become Most Environmentally Clean Country

Uae Aims To Become Most Environmentally Clean Country

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Renewable energy is on an upward trajectory in the UAE. The UAE has vowed to offer its residents a clean city by tapping alternative sources of renewable energy aided by smart solutions that will lead to savings in power consumption. Addressing the Global Leaders Forum on Tuesday, Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Industry, said: "The target is to reduce CO2 and make UAE the most environmentally clean country in the world." Better awareness among residents and efficient use of power and water can both help the nation gain better energy efficiency. Solar remains the critical resource and focus for the UAE among other options. Renewable energy is on an upward trajectory in the UAE. Power has been the main focus of activity, led by solar, waste-t...
You Must Keep Your Passport! Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Uae, Bahrain And Oman

You Must Keep Your Passport! Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Uae, Bahrain And Oman

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For Filipinos and many countries abroad, the passport serves as one of the main requirement to travel across countries. Once you have it, this should remain in your possession without further explanation. There are already a lot of issues, especially to OFW’s, involving the employer and employee as to who will hold their employees passport. But actually, there’s no question to that. A passport should be in the possession of the person whose name and image is attached to it. Sadly, this rule is not practiced by all employers especially with OFWs working in Middle East countries. QATAR Qatar Labor Law – #4 of 2009 Regulating The Entry And Exit Of Expatriates In Qatar And Their Residence And Sponsorship Article 9: The sponsor shall deliver the passport or travel document to the
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