UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority reiterates warning to UAE residents, especially those who are active on social media Dubai: If you read something online or receive some information which you think is false, don’t post it on Facebook or pass it on to your friends on WhatsApp. Otherwise, you run the risk of paying a hefty penalty, and the fine can reach up to Dh1 million, The Telecommunications and Regulatory Authority (TRA) reiterated this week a warning against sharing fake information in social media, citing that the act is punishable by law. “Remember that not everything you read on social media is true, some are just rumours that can cause harm to others or to the state,” the TRA said in a notice posted on Twitter. “We ask you to always verify the source and to use
Make sure you know how to calculate your end-of-service gratuity pay correctly. This law applies to all UAE employees Understanding your employee rights is a very important part of living and working in the UAE. Below is the labour law, as published by the UAE Ministry of Labour, with regards to end-of-service gratuity pay. How to calculate your gratuity pay Disclaimer: The following text comes from the UAE Ministry of Labour’s UAE Labour Law. Gratuity pay Article 132 As amended by Federal Law no. 12 dated 29/10/1986: The worker having spent one year or more in continuous service shall be entitled to an end of service gratuity upon the termination of his service. The days of absence from work without pay shall not be included in the calculation of the period of service,
Other VoIP services may be opened up provided they comply with regulations, analyst says Dubai: Microsoft has confirmed that it is in talks with Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE to lift the ban on Skype. “We have been working closely with the local authorities towards gaining a better understanding of the local requirements in an effort to get Skype unblocked. We are passionate about the benefits that Skype offers to our users around the world by facilitating communication and enabling collaboration,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Gulf News. Gulf News reported in March that Skype could become a reality after Microsoft opened two data centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi early next year. Skype is part of Microsoft Office 365. Right now, only the chat feature, whi
It was announced by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation recently announced 3,000 new job vacancies for UAE citizens in communications, technology, transportation and real estate sectors. This was announced at a meeting held at Abu Dhabi Chamber with a number of strategic partners of Emiratisation that also included a number of Human Resources personnel from private sector companies, as per Emarat Al Youm report. Farida Abdullah Al Ali, Assistant Undersecretary for National Human Resources Recruitment, said: "The ministry plans to increase the Emiratisation to 5 per cent for companies in the private sector. The aim is to reduce the unemployment rate of Emirati citizens to under 3 per cent. The current Emiratisation pe...
The ministry urged citizens to be cautious. The UAE Embassy in Jakarta has issued an advisory to its citizens residing or visiting the Indonesian capital. "The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Indonesia would like to warn all citizens and residents in Jakarta to be cautious and maintain distance from the city centre. "This especially applies to the Monas area in Central Jakarta, as there will be labour day celebrations coinciding with the first of May, 2018." تهيب سفارةالامارات في اندونيسيا الإخوة المواطنين المتواجدين في جاكرتا بأخذ الحيطة والحذر وعدم التواجد والابتعاد عن منطقة وسط العاصمة وخاصة منطقة (موناس) وذلك لقيام عدة منظمات بمظاهرات عمالية غداً الثلاثاء ١مايو ٢٠١٨ — @UAEEmbassyJakarta (@jakartaemb2) 30 April 2018 Jakarta Metro Police estimates nearly 40,000 lab
The Pakistani girl, who was born in Dubai, has been in hospital since she was six-months-old. For six long years of her short life, Laiba Jibran has seen nothing but hospital surroundings and machines that breathe for her and tubes that feed her. The Pakistani girl, who was born in Dubai, has been in hospital since she was six-months-old after being diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy. But just a week ago, Laiba was shifted home to be taken care of by her family after Latifa Hospital and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) under its Mosaadah programme generously gifted them a ventilator, a bed and other equipment needed for her survival and good care with her family surrounding her. The genetic condition causes progressive loss of movement and muscle weakness as a result of mus...
The announced prices are inclusive of 5 per cent VAT. The UAE fuel price committee on Monday announced fuel prices for the month of May. The announced prices are inclusive of 5 per cent VAT. Super 98 petrol has been priced at Dh2.49 per litre, up 6.86 per cent from Dh2.33 per litre in April. Super 95 petrol price will be revised upward by 6.75 per cent to Dh2.37 per litre from Dh2.22 per litre last month. The price of diesel has also been revised upward to Dh2.56 per litre from Dh2.43 per litre the previous month. Source
Marked on May 1, Labour Day celebrates the working classes and laborers. UAE residents were in for a surprise late yesterday night as the name of their network changed to 'Labour Day'. The change in name was noted on both the UAE networks, du and Etisalat. The move is to mark World Labour Day across the country. Marked on May 1, Labour Day celebrates the working classes and laborers. Residents who noticed the change took to Twitter to share their views. World #LabourDay @dutweets 📶 pic.twitter.com/nfPAE4Rgpa — Carlo (@carlototski) 30 April 2018 Happy Labour Day Thanks to @dutweets #MyDubai Proud of being Residence of UAE pic.twitter.com/liLtW4mRZp — Hussain A Nasrat (@BeingHussainANa) 30 April 2018 It's showing Labour Day instead of Etisalat #LabourDay #Etisal
The weather in UAE will continue to be cloudy this week. The day today will be fair to partly cloudy with a moderate fresh winds blowing over UAE, the weather department said. The relative humidity is likely to increase by night and early morning over some coastal areas. pic.twitter.com/Lf7Tjg1anT — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 1 May 2018 The sea can be rough at times in the Arabian Gulf with waves. Waves up to 6 ft. could hit UAE. pic.twitter.com/a1vLHrBcL4 — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 1 May 2018 The minimum temperature recorded today was 17.4ºC in the Damtha region. pic.twitter.com/ToWqNItuxj — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 1 May 2018 Source
Know these disciplinary rules at workplace. While you work in the UAE, being well-informed about labour laws certainly helps. It makes you aware about the office decorum that you need to follow. Awareness and understanding of the laws can go a long way in ensuring that you can steer clear of any disciplinary action at the workplace. What's more, if you are subjected to an unfair treatment by the employer, knowing the rules can come to your aid. DISCIPLINARY RULES Article 102 The disciplinary rules that may be inflicted by the employer or the representative shall be: 1 - Warning 2 - Fine 3 - Suspension with reduced pay for a period not exceeding ten days 4 - Deprivation from or deferment of periodic bonus in establishments containing a system for such bonuses 5...