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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...
Dh2,000 fine, 12 Black Points for Driving a Noisy Car in UAE

Dh2,000 fine, 12 Black Points for Driving a Noisy Car in UAE

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It can also lead to impoundment of the vehicle. Driving a noisy vehicle in the UAE can now get you heavily fined. According to the Abu Dhabi Police, a fine of Dh2,000 will be slapped for driving noisy vehicles on UAE roads. Such drivers also face 12 blank points and impoundment of the vehicle. اللائحة التنفيذية المعدلة لقانون السير و المرور Amended Regulations of the Traffic Law pic.twitter.com/UrUB7MYTQU — شرطة أبوظبي (@ADPoliceHQ) 7 January 2018 Source
‘Legitimate’ Visa Violators in UAE are Being Given a Second Chance

‘Legitimate’ Visa Violators in UAE are Being Given a Second Chance

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Last year, the GDRFA processed 19,000 humanitarian cases of which 17,000 were accepted. Visa violators unable to take action under urgent conditions are given second chances as the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) processes humanitarian requests, top officials said. Just this year, officials processed 25,000 humanitarian requests of visa violators so far, up from 12,000 received last year. The fine committee filters out requests, then waives off or reduces fines for cases that meet certain conditions. Officials said that approximately 60 per cent of requests are rejected. One of the cases pending with GDRFA for consideration is that of a Pakistani father of seven who has Dh350,000 worth of visa violations. Jaber Ali suffers from seizures and his t...
UAE Labour Law: Things to Know About Shifts, Leaves and Wages

UAE Labour Law: Things to Know About Shifts, Leaves and Wages

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Here are some of the important features of the UAE Labour Law that cover these If you are working in the UAE, to know the labour laws of the country is crucial. It helps one clarify doubts regarding working hours, annual leave and several other job-related matters. The laws also spell out details about maternity leave, sick leave, employee records, safety standards, termination of employment and end of service gratuity payments. Let's take a look at some of the important features of the UAE Labour Law that cover these. Working in the private sector Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 also known as the Labour Law governs the labour rights of employees in the private sector. The labour law handles a wide range of job-related matters. Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, known bef...
Couple Get 1 year Jail for Relations out of Wedlock in UAE

Couple Get 1 year Jail for Relations out of Wedlock in UAE

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The man later shared a photo of him and the woman, with friends on Instagram and WhatsApp. An unmarried couple who posted intimate photos of themselves on social media have been jailed for a year, overturning an Appeal Court ruling which cancelled the jail term and only fined the defendants. The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi upheld an earlier ruling by a lower court that found the Arab man and woman guilty of having relations out of wedlock and violating online laws. Official court documents stated that the duo were prosecuted by authorities after investigations found that were alone in a private place, despite not being married or related to each other, an act that goes against the Sharia law. Officials said the man later shared a photo of him and the woman, with friends ...
10 Important Things you Need to Know About VAT in UAE

10 Important Things you Need to Know About VAT in UAE

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For data packages, any plan taken in 2017 and spilling over into 2018 will be subject to VAT Here's a rundown of what you need to know about VAT - from what products and services are subject to it to knowing whether companies are trying to pull a fast one on you If and only if Businesses are not allowed to charge VAT unless they are registered with the Federal Tax Authority and have a tax registration number (TRN) Full details Details of VAT should be displayed on the tax invoice issued to customers, which should include the total amount and tax being charged, plus the TRN Loose change In cases exact change cannot be given, rounding off can be applied; for example, 13 fils can be rounded off to 25 fils, 39 fils to 50 fils and 69 fils to 75 fils Enjoy for a little mo...
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...
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