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UAE court can grant temporary work permit for new job

UAE court can grant temporary work permit for new job

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You may request the court for a letter for cancellation of the existing work permit and residence visa. Based on this, a new work permit may be given. I filed a case against my employer in August 2017 claiming outstanding salary for over five months. The case is still pending before the court in the UAE. I have found a new employment. I reside in an accommodation provided to me by the employer for which the lease expired on September 2017. The lease mentions the employer as the tenant and I as the beneficiary and my employer has requested the rental company to extend the lease for six months. However, the rent is not paid till date after the lease expiry period. If I ask the employer to cancel my visa, they will want me to sign the clause that I have received all my payments. If I...
Student develops robot that delivers medicines

Student develops robot that delivers medicines

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Another project that caught a lot of attention at the festival was the 'Emergency Robot' Imagine a walking and talking robot reminding you to take your medicine. It informs you when it's time for your routine visit to the hospital and also delivers you medication. A Dubai student has invented a smart pharmacy that is able to do just that. Mthayel Mohammed Al Sereidi was presenting her project at the National Science, Technology and Innovation (NSTI) Festival, along with 100 other science fair projects. Sereidi said she designed the robot to ensure people receive their medicine on time. "Elderly people often forget to take their medicine. This smart pharmacy can walk and talk. You just have to set timings into it once and then it automatically talks when it's time to take your med...
10% discount on flydubai tickets for UAE government employees

10% discount on flydubai tickets for UAE government employees

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Government employees and their families can avail of the discount on economy and business class tickets. The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) announced that flydubai joined the list of public and private sector companies that are part of the privileges programme "Imtiyazat". They will be offering federal government employees and their families discounts reaching 10% for economy and business class flights to any international destination in their network. flydubai has brought added benefits to the Imtiyazat programme, confirming that companies from different business sectors are showing interest in teaming up and providing superlative services and incentives to employees from the federal government. The FAHR receives requests on a daily basis from companies ...
Dubai court acquits pets’ saviour of libel charges

Dubai court acquits pets’ saviour of libel charges

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The lawyers aid that the first court didn't allow him an opportunity to defend his client. The Court of Appeal has revoked the verdict of Court of First Instance against a Canadian woman, who was earlier charged with libel for sending an email to the Dubai Municipality revealing how a lady (the complainant) in her villa was abusing her pets. The Court of Appeal turned down the ruling after it found that the animals were actually in a deplorable condition and the Canadian's email reflected the truth of their plight, reports Arabic newspaper Emarat Al Youm. Earlier, the Court of First Instance had slapped penalty on the Canadian and also imposed a fine of Dh50,000 on the animal rights organisation, which she represented and through which she had sent her email. It had also ruled that ...
New UAE visa policy boosts Dubai tourism

New UAE visa policy boosts Dubai tourism

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DWC welcomed 904,940 passengers during 2017 compared to 850,633 passengers recorded in 2016. Change in UAE visa regulations offering Russian visitors visa on arrival last year propelled Dubai World Central's, DWC, traffic to more than 900,000 passengers in 2017, according to the annual traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today. DWC welcomed 904,940 passengers during 2017 compared to 850,633 passengers recorded in 2016, a robust growth of 6.4 per cent. The annual figures were boosted mainly by a surge in traffic on Eastern European routes which recorded a spike of 168 percent to take the total number of passengers during the year to 452,631. Spurred by the change last year in visa regulations that offer visa on arrival to Russian visitors, Russia emerged as the single...
Kuwait condemns Philippines’ worker ban

Kuwait condemns Philippines’ worker ban

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Kuwait suggested that Duterte could damage ties between the two countries. A top Kuwaiti official condemned on Tuesday a call by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to evacuate his country's workers from Kuwait, suggesting Duterte could damage ties between the two countries. Duterte said last week that his government would ask private airlines to evacuate Filipino nationals from Kuwait within 72 hours, after the discovery of the dead body of a Filipino migrant worker in a freezer. Two planes full of workers arrived in Manila from Kuwait on Monday on flights provided for free by commercial airlines at the president's request. On Sunday, the Philippine labor minister said more than 2,200 Filipinos were ready to take up Duterte's offer. "We are surprised and we condemn statements f...
Online dating users in UAE baring their data, warns survey

Online dating users in UAE baring their data, warns survey

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  18% online daters gave out personal details to matches, some within minutes or hours of the match On Valentine's Day, love is in the air, but it comes with a warning for all lovestruck internet users. New research suggests that oversharing on online dating sites could result in more than you bargained for, opening the door to not just a date, but to scammers and cybercriminals. 22 per cent of online dating users in the UAE admit that they give out personal data to matches within just minutes or hours of starting a dialogue, putting themselves at risk, said the survey by Kapersky Lab. These days, it's quite common to look online for romantic prospects, but it turns out that many online dating site users even put highly personal and sensitive information on their public d...
Filipino,Indian jobseekers complain of delay in good conduct proof

Filipino,Indian jobseekers complain of delay in good conduct proof

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Lack of clarity continues to spell confusion among job aspirants and visit visa holders. Joy, a Filipino expat and resident of Dubai for four years, has been going around processing her certificate of good conduct (CGC) for a couple of days and yet to finish doing it. She is just one of the thousands of expats who are "scrambling" for a CGC as the lack of clarity continues to spell confusion among job aspirants and visit visa holders. The high cost and long waiting period to obtain a CGC or a police clearance certificate (PCC) have made them raise concerns over the procedure. Based on a study Khaleej Times has conducted, Indian job aspirants in the UAE on a visit visa are now being told that there is a 40-day waiting period for them to acquire the PCC. In some cases, workers are bei...
UAE Law Says No BAN On Expats Who Are All Under This Specifi Criteria!

UAE Law Says No BAN On Expats Who Are All Under This Specifi Criteria!

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If a contract is revoked by the worker for reasons other than those specified in article 121, he will be required to compensate the employer for any prejudice the latter sustains as a result. No ban if you finish 2 years of employment I have been working at a medical centre as an insurance clerk for the last three years. After completing my first limited period two-year contract, the company renewed it with a revised salary of Dh4,550 per month. I am not happy with the growth prospects offered by the company. I have got a better offer, but I am not sure if I will get a labour ban. If I do, is there any way to get it lifted? Since your contract is of limited duration, you will be liable to compensate your employer with an amount not exceeding your 45 days’ remuneration in case you qu
Good News Filipinos In UAE! Getting Good Conduct Certificate Made Easier! Here’s How?

Good News Filipinos In UAE! Getting Good Conduct Certificate Made Easier! Here’s How?

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For Filipinos in Dubai, getting a Good Conduct Certificate has just gotten easier. Previously, it was announced that applicants need to go to a police station for fingerprinting. However, through a new appointment system — Pinoys can have this done at the Philippine Consulate. The Good Conduct & Behavior Certificate is a new requirement for getting a work visa permit in the UAE. Starting 4th February 2018, aspiring job seekers need to obtain this certificate from their home countries and have it attested at UAE diplomatic missions / embassies. Filipinos Can Apply for Certificate at Philippine Consulate In the Philippines, the Good Conduct Certificate is equivalent to the “No Criminal Record” — more commonly known as “NBI Clearance” and issued by the National Bureau of Invest