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Confirmed return tickets must for visitors to the UAE

Confirmed return tickets must for visitors to the UAE

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
A total of 678 Pakistani citizens have been denied entry into the UAE for the non-compliance. A confirmed return ticket is mandatory for visit and tourist visa holders to enter the UAE, leading airlines and travel agents have said. The rules are being strictly enforced and a large group of passengers from India and Pakistan were left stranded at Dubai International Airport recently for not having confirmed return tickets. According to the Consulate-General of Pakistan in Dubai, a total of 678 Pakistani citizens have been denied entry into the UAE for the non-compliance. Over 140 Indian passengers were also asked to return to their home countries on Thursday. Airlines warn passengers   India's national carrier Air India and Indigo airlines have issued notices to passengers
Good news: Hiring activity rising in the UAE

Good news: Hiring activity rising in the UAE

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
Several firms hiring talent already available in the local market. Since it struck, Covid-19 has cut countless jobs and paychecks around the world. Recruitment experts in the UAE have said salaries dropped by up to 30 per cent - but there remains a silver lining for job hunters: As economic activities resume in the country and businesses start running at full capacity, hiring is now picking up. Applicants are likely to see vacancies in procurement, sales, e-commerce, legal service, life sciences, healthcare and education, with several firms hiring talent already available in the local market, experts said. Management and consultancy firms have observed an increase in recruitment activity in September. Though the hiring rate is still about 20 per cent lower compared with pre-Covi...
Senior Emiratis to receive free flu jab at home in UAE

Senior Emiratis to receive free flu jab at home in UAE

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The house-to-house drive comes as part of the ministry's annual awareness campaign on seasonal flu which runs till the end of January 2021. Senior citizens will receive flu jabs for free at their homes, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced. The national drive to administer seasonal flu vaccines to senior citizens will "safeguard their health and safety". The house-to-house drive comes as part of the ministry's annual awareness campaign on seasonal flu which runs till the end of January 2021. Ten primary healthcare centres are taking part in the initiative: >Ajman: Musheiref >Umm Al Quwain: Al Khazan, Falaj Al Mualla, Al Salamah and Al Raffa >Ras Al Khaimah: Julphar, Saif Bin Ali Al Khatiry, and Ras Al Khaimah centres >Fujairah: Al K...
E-scooter rental service resumes in Abu Dhabi

E-scooter rental service resumes in Abu Dhabi

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The resumption of the service is conditional on the firms' compliance with the health precautions and safety measures against the spread of the coronavirus. Electronic scooters rental services will resume in Abu Dhabi from today under strict Covid-19 safety guidelines. These include periodic checks of all staff operating the scooters to verify that they are free from the virus and mandatory masks and gloves for everyone. ITC announces that electric scooters rental services in #AbuDhabi will be resumed by 25% capacity with the compliance of health precautions and safety measures starting from Monday, October 12,2020. pic.twitter.com/3VJl7dXRNB— "ITC" مركز النقل المتكامل (@ITCAbuDhabi) October 11, 2020 (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});
Explained: The rules of working part-time in the UAE

Explained: The rules of working part-time in the UAE

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Employer and employee need to abide by the terms and conditions mentioned in the employment contract. I am a senior citizen expat having a valid residence visa and work permit in Dubai. I have an approval from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) to work part time in another company in Dubai. Is there any maximum limit in my hourly remuneration package I get from the part-time employer? What happens if the remuneration I get from the part time employer exceeds what is stated in the contract approved by the MOHRE? If my main employer wants to stop paying me salary just because I am getting remuneration from the part-time employer, can I accept his decision? Pursuant to your queries, we assume that your main and part-time employers are based in mainland Dubai. Th...
UAE resumes issuing permits for govt, semi-govt jobs, domestic workers

UAE resumes issuing permits for govt, semi-govt jobs, domestic workers

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The Covid-19 measures include PCR tests for workers before they enter the country, as well as quarantine if deemed necessary. The UAE has resumed issuance of employment permits for government and semi-government employees, as well as visas for domestic workers, authorities announced on Monday. Work visas will be issued for those in vital sectors too, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announced on Monday, in coordination with the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA). The decision also takes into account precautionary measures being undertaken by the travel industry to contain the spread of Covid-19, said state news agency Wam. The Covid-19 measures include PCR tests for workers before they enter the country, as well as quarantine i...
Expat man, woman in UAE to get 100 lashes each for illicit sex

Expat man, woman in UAE to get 100 lashes each for illicit sex

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The man will also be sentenced to a one-year jail term. An unmarried Muslim man and woman, who were found guilty of having illicit sex, have been sentenced to 100 lashes each by the UAE's top court. In addition, the man was awarded one year in jail for the crime. Official court documents stated that the young expats had been referred to court in one of the northern emirates after investigations confirmed that they had developed sexual relationship (zina). Public prosecutors said the pair had confessed to having an illicit relation during interrogation. Prosecutors charged the man and woman with illicit sex and requested that they be punished according to the provisions of the Islamic Sharia law and Article 121/1 of the Federal Penal Code. Under the Islamic Sharia law, the ...
Sheikh Mohammed pained over Arabs wanting to emigrate

Sheikh Mohammed pained over Arabs wanting to emigrate

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As the UAE retained its top spot as the country where most Arab youth prefer to live in, Sheikh Mohammed said everyone is welcome to the Emirates. The latest Arab Youth Survey has revealed a shocking picture: Nearly half of the 200 million young Arabs in the region have thought of leaving their countries because of government corruption and struggling economies. And the UAE's Vice-President feels their pain. "It is painful that half of our Arab wealth wants to emigrate...It is painful when the Arab youth does not find a homeland, safety and livelihood in his homeland," His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, tweeted on Tuesday, as the findings of the 12th Annual ASDA'A BCW Arab Youth Survey were released. ...
UAE: What is a ‘lifetime investor visa’? Here are the actual details

UAE: What is a ‘lifetime investor visa’? Here are the actual details

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Dubai: Looking to set up a company in the UAE? ‘Get a lifetime investor visa!’ is an offer you will be made by several business setup consultants in the UAE. But what does it really mean? To be clear, there is no ‘lifetime visa’ option available officially from the UAE government. Residence visas are issued typically for two or three years, depending on the jurisdiction. So, when business setup companies offer a ‘visa for life’ or a ‘lifetime investor visa’ they essentially offer to help with the process of payment for the visa renewal costs on your behalf, every two or three years. Why? Because they can cover the administrative cost for that within the other charges you pay for, which are incurred as and when your business licence is renewed. The offer is essentially a marketing tactic
UAE ‘lockdown’ rumour quashed by ministry

UAE ‘lockdown’ rumour quashed by ministry

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Dubai: Another fake news is doing its rounds in the UAE and the Ministry of Interior has stepped in to quash the rumour. In a tweet on Saturday, the ministry clarified and urged the public not to fall for fake news and to obtain information from the right source. The ministry tweet attached the fake news along with a message 'fake'. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Warning Earlier, Senior Prosecutor Dr Khalid Al Junaibi said many messages circulated among the public on social media platforms during the pandemic have comprised false information that could undermine the stability of the community and create a negative sentiment. According to Dubai Public Prosecution, rumourmongers can be jailed for a minimum of one year if they spread rumours as it...