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Couples beat each other in UAE in separate cases

Couples beat each other in UAE in separate cases

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Two couples stood trial at the Fujairah court, in separate cases, on charges of beating each other. Both the cases were settled in an amicable way. In the first case, the husband admitted to hitting his wife saying: "She beat me first. I reacted only in self-defence." He added that he had a heated argument with his wife who beat him at the end of it all "showing no respect" to him. "I defended myself and hit her." When asked by the court, the woman admitted to beating her husband. She then told the court that she waived off her right in the case, requesting reconciliation. The same request was expressed by her husband. He said: "We have children and we do not want to give them more hard time with this litigation." In another case, the wife told the court that her husb...
Dh930,000 fraud at Dubai telecom firm, staff fakes forms for phones, services

Dh930,000 fraud at Dubai telecom firm, staff fakes forms for phones, services

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A telecom firm's sales executive has been charged at the Dubai Court of First Instance for allegedly forging application forms to obtain smartphones and mobile services worth at least Dh930,668. From December 2015 to March 2016, the 42-year-old Filipina employee reportedly faked e-data and forms for 96 smartphones and 96 SIM cards, prosecution records showed. Two runaway accomplices - a 28-year-old Nepalese and a 36-year-old Indian man - were also charged for their alleged involvement. The manager of the special auditing section at the telecom firm said during the investigation that the Filipina employee was in charge of receiving customers' applications for phones and SIM cards, Internet connections and other services. She was given access into the firm's e-system to go about her...
Dubai traveller caught with heroin hidden in tea bags at airport

Dubai traveller caught with heroin hidden in tea bags at airport

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A 21-year-old man has stood trial at the Dubai Court of First Instance after being caught with more than 1kg of heroin - hidden in bags of green tea - at the emirate's airport. He was charged with possession of illegal drugs and smuggling. The Pakistani man arrived at Dubai International Airport on November 7 last year on a visit visa, the court heard. A customs inspector, who was on duty at 4am on the day of the incident, said: "The defendant's luggage looked suspicious because of its abnormal volume. The accused was then stopped and his bags were searched." Three bags of green tea were found. "We opened the tea bags and found another bag in which there was heroin." The traveller was then referred to the Dubai Police anti-narcotics department. He was arrested and has since...
UAE-India legal deal: Everything expats need to know

UAE-India legal deal: Everything expats need to know

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India's decision to declare UAE as a reciprocating territory for the Civil Procedure Code will deter debtors from absconding after committing fraud, the head of the Indian mission in Dubai told Khaleej Times on Monday, January 20. On Saturday, January 18, the Indian Ministry of Law and Justice issued a gazette notification declaring the UAE as a reciprocating territory for the Code of Civil Procedure and identifying superior courts in the country, which in turn helps facilitating the execution of UAE civil court orders through Indian courts. Following the ruling, legal experts and lawyers have welcomed the order, and have said the new rule gives a strong message to defaulters of loans. 'Finer details to become clear over time' However, the finer details of how the rule will be
7 years in jail, Dh20,000 fine for speeding, reckless driving in UAE

7 years in jail, Dh20,000 fine for speeding, reckless driving in UAE

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Two young Arab drivers have been sentenced to seven years in jail for speeding and reckless driving. The Fujairah Court of First Instance also ordered them to pay a Dh20,000 fine each, but they filed an appeal against the verdict. The duo faced nine charges, including reckless driving, driving at a speed of 160kmph, driving against the direction of traffic, posing grave risk to road users, disobeying security officers, ramming into and damaging two police patrols, causing injuries to two people, and drug abuse. The first defendant was driving the car and a friend was sitting next to him, court records showed. When the policemen ordered them to stop the vehicle, they refused to do so. Instead, they hit the police patrol, injured two officers, and fled the scene. More patrols...
Man fined Dh5,000 for misleading, stealing up to Dh150,000 from woman in UAE

Man fined Dh5,000 for misleading, stealing up to Dh150,000 from woman in UAE

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The Fujairah Criminal Court has ordered an young Arab man to pay a fine of Dh5,000 for misleading an Arab woman and siphoning off up to Dh150,000 from her. As per court records, the defendant allegedly promised to marry the victim and pretended to have bought her an apartment, but he escaped with her money, and never replied again to her calls. The woman approached the Fujairah Police which managed to track down the suspect and arrest him, but he denied conning the complainant. "She asked me to buy her an apartment after she saw a commercial online, and asked me to help her get the phone number of the advertiser." He added that he had known the woman for two months since having met her on social media. "I went to the headquarter of the advertising company where the one in c...
Now, apply for UAE driving licence at your home

Now, apply for UAE driving licence at your home

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Applying for a driving licence in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain is set to get easier, thanks to a new scheme. According to a system unveiled by emirate's police, eligible people will now be able to apply for a driving licence at their residence, at just Dh105 extra. Step-by-step guide to getting a driving licence in UAE Lt-Col Mohammed Khalifa bin Antar, acting director of the licence department, UAQ Police, said applicants will be able to open their files for driving licences, and also undergo the mandatory eyesight examination, in the comfort of their homes. "The service will be provided in collaboration with accredited opticians," he added. ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com Content retrieved from: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/umm-al-quwain/now-apply-for-uae-...
Tenant in UAE should compensate landlord when cancelling contract

Tenant in UAE should compensate landlord when cancelling contract

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Question. I have just been fired from my Dubai-based company as part of a cost-cutting strategy. I wish to go back home instead of staying in the UAE and looking for another job. I reside with my family at an apartment in Sharjah and my rental contract is valid until March 2019. I told my real estate agency that I had been fired and needed to leave the country at the earliest. However, he has informed me that since I would be violating the tenancy agreement, I would need to pay two months' rent as a penalty. Is this legal? It's not as if I am leaving the flat for a better one, I have been fired and need to save up as much as possible before I leave. Please advice. Answer: Pursuant to your queries, it may be noted that as per Article 22 of the Executive Regulation of Law No (2) of...
Want to bring a nanny to UAE? Here’s how

Want to bring a nanny to UAE? Here’s how

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Q1-My wife is set to deliver our first child in March. I wish to bring a nanny from my hometown in India temporarily to the UAE. Ideally, I would want the nanny to stay with us for three months. But I have been advised that it's illegal for visit visa holders to work in the UAE. What is the legal process to do this?  Answer: An expatriate holding a residence visa in the UAE may obtain visa for domestic worker provided that such an individual has a salary not less than Dh6,000 per month or a monthly salary of Dh5,000 with accommodation. If you qualify for the aforesaid criteria, you may apply for the residence visa of the prospective domestic worker. As a sponsor, if you are employed with a federal entity, you will have to file your salary certificate in Arabic and in case of p
Moving houses, renting a car? Dubai issues new rules

Moving houses, renting a car? Dubai issues new rules

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Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Thursday issued rules for regulating road transport and car rental activities in Dubai, which is aimed at regulating the transportation of passengers, goods, valuables, packages, foodstuff and furniture by specialised companies. The resolution also regulates the rental of buses, trucks, recreational vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles. "The issuance of this decision is part of a plan for leveraging road transport and streamlining vehicle rental activities in the emirate. The overall objective is to regulate the practicing of such activities in this vibrant city," said Sultan Al Marzooqi, Director of Commercial Transport Activities at RTA's Licensing Agency. "The decision clearly defines the roles of RTA's Licensing Agency in this r...