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Emirati fined Dh2.2m for embezzling public funds

Emirati fined Dh2.2m for embezzling public funds

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He was in charge of issuing receipts for road tariffs imposed on lorries. A public employee, who was convicted of embezzling Dh2.2million he collected from the receipts of road tariffs but never handed over the cash to his employers, has been fined Dh2.2 million and jailed for three months. He has also been asked to pay back Dh2.2million he embezzled to the public department. The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi upheld earlier rulings by lower courts that handed down the sentence to the Emirati man after he was found guilty of embezzling public funds. Official court documents stated that the man who had been working with the department of public works in Al Dhaid since 2010, was in charge of issuing receipts for road tariffs imposed on lorries after collecting materials in the are...
Car pile-up clogs traffic on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road

Car pile-up clogs traffic on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road

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Motorists are advised to take alternative routes. Multi-vehicle accidents clogged Dubai's road on Tuesday morning. After a car pile-up on Al Yalays Road this morning, another collision involving six to seven cars took place on Sheikh Zayed Road - next to FAB (earlier known as FGB) metro station. The vehicles were going towards Sharjah. The accident choked traffic as emergency services and police immediately rushed to the site to clear up the road. Debris were scattered across all lanes of SZR. Dubai Police took to Twitter to inform residents about the accident: #حالة_الطرق#حادث اصطدام بين عدة مركبات على شارع الشيخ زايد بعد جسر أكاديمية شرطة دبي باتجاه دبي. — Dubai Policeشرطة دبي (@DubaiPoliceHQ) January 23, 2018 #TrafficUpdate A multi-vehicle #traffic #accident on SZ
Sheikh Hamdan snaps couple’s picture in New Zealand

Sheikh Hamdan snaps couple’s picture in New Zealand

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Sheikh Hamdan kept his 6.1 million followers enthralled with his holiday pictures. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, has been constantly updating his followers on Instagram about his current adventurous trips. From New Zealand, Scotland, Mongolia and London recently, Sheikh Hamdan has given his 6.1 million followers snaps which are a treat for the eyes. Whether it is skiing on snow-clad mountains in Aspen in Colorado, USA, or walking down London streets, or enjoying the wilderness in New Zealand, Sheikh Hamdan has posted his whereabouts on his official Instagram account @faz3. His followers are head over heels with his latest snap where he becomes a photographer for a couple in New Zealand. Sheikh Ham...
50% discount on UAE traffic fines to end in March

50% discount on UAE traffic fines to end in March

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Traffic fines across the UAE have been slashed, in line with the Year of Giving. Residents who still haven't paid their traffic fines have nearly six weeks to avail the 50 per cent discount. The reduction will be valid for traffic fines issued between January 1 and December 2, 2017, in Dubai. The discounted fines will have to be paid within 90 days starting from December 1, after which the full value of the fines shall be charged. The Dubai Police started implementing the 50 per cent reduction in traffic fines and vehicle confiscation fees from Monday evening. The reduced fines can be paid through the police's electronic systems and regular platforms. On December 1 - the eve of the UAE National Day - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and D...
Rapist, killer of 11-year-old Pakistani boy in Abu Dhabi  appeals death sentence

Rapist, killer of 11-year-old Pakistani boy in Abu Dhabi appeals death sentence

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The 33-year-old man was sentenced to death last November after he was found guilty of murder and rape. A Pakistani man, who was convicted of strangling an 11-year-old boy to death after raping him at the rooftop of their Abu Dhabi building, has challenged his execution sentence. While denying all the charges, he has contended that he was being wrongly convicted. The 33-year-old man was sentenced to death last November by the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance after he was found guilty of murder, rape and a slew of other charges. The court also ordered the killer to pay Dh200,000 in blood money to the child's family. The man has, however, appealed the ruling in the Abu Dhabi Appeal Court. The Pakistani appeared in court for his first hearing without a lawyer and the court ...
Video: Bodies of children killed in Fujairah fire laid to rest

Video: Bodies of children killed in Fujairah fire laid to rest

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Sheikh Mohammed orders Civil Defence to install fire alarm systems in every citizen's home. 3.30pm Following the tragic house fire, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has directed the UAE Civil Defense to immediately install fire alarm systems in every citizen's home at the expense of government for those who can't afford it. 3.09 pm Bodies of the seven children have been laid to rest.   #Video: Funeral begins for 7 children suffocated to death in #Fujairah - https://t.co/RtaVJAf5aX pic.twitter.com/YFPX5zWRd6 — Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) January 22, 2018 3.05 pm Sending condolences to the family, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Mini
7 UAE jobs offering up to Dh20,000 salary that you should apply for

7 UAE jobs offering up to Dh20,000 salary that you should apply for

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Job forecast shows opening of new job opportunities in the UAE as well as a strong job market Majority of UAE-based companies are looking to hire employees as business usually gains pace during the last quarter of the year, a recent study shows. The imposition of 5 per cent value-added tax from January 1, 2018, and the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020 brighten the job prospects, especially in fields such as legal, tax, accounts and finance, and human resources. Most demands for jobs in the said fields will arise from pharmaceutical, FMCG, retail, hospitality, construction and boutique investment firms. According to a recent Bayt survey report, the hiring forecast shows a continuation of a strong job market in the UAE as well as opening of new job opportunities. The survey revealed that more...
Breaking GOOD News For Expats! His Highness Announced Salary Increment To Be Effect From Jan 2018!

Breaking GOOD News For Expats! His Highness Announced Salary Increment To Be Effect From Jan 2018!

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Salary increment announced by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of SHARJAH from January 1, 2018. He ordered 600 million Dirhams increase in the salaries of the emirate’s government employees. Dr. Tariq bin Khadem, chairman of the Sharjah human resources department, was quoted as saying that the His Highness Dr Al Qasmi has also ordered the increase of the pensions of Emirati government retirees. “The government shall pay the difference between the due pensions and ordered increase for employees in service,” he told the ‘Live’ radio. “The difference shall be deposited in the Sharjah government retirees’ bank accounts.” However, the new salary cadre, to take effect as of January 1, 2018, is only available to Emirati (Loc
Employer Violating Labor Law! As Per UAE Law Employer Can’t Reject Your Resignation For This Reason!

Employer Violating Labor Law! As Per UAE Law Employer Can’t Reject Your Resignation For This Reason!

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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 thei
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