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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

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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...
Al Dhafra Festival 2020 to be held with strict Covid-19 safety measures

Al Dhafra Festival 2020 to be held with strict Covid-19 safety measures

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This year's festival will not organise the traditional souq and its associated events to ensure the health of the public. The 14th edition of Al Dhafra Festival, a celebration of Bedouin lifestyle, will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, from November 5, 2020 to January 29, 2021 in Medinat Zayed, Dhafra Region, said the organisers the Cultural Programmes and Heritage Festivals Committee in Abu Dhabi. The committee affirmed that all preventive and precautionary measures against Covid-19 will be in place for the safety and well-being of participants and guests. Major General Fares Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Committee, said the traditional, folkloric and hand...
Sharjah Police launch e-scheme to reduce traffic points

Sharjah Police launch e-scheme to reduce traffic points

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Programme consists of lectures to facilitate procedures and cut time and effort for auditors. Sharjah motorists can now avail of awareness lectures remotely to reduce black points on their driving licences, the police have announced. Brig-General Dr Ahmed Saeed Al Naour, Director-General of Central Operations, said the police have teamed up with the Sharjah Driving Institute to launch the electronic version of the Traffic Points Reduction Programme on the Sharjah Police website. Brig-Gen Al Naour said the remote lectures on the police website will “re-qualify” drivers by “giving them more knowledge about the rules and regulation of roads in the UAE”. The officer stressed the police’s keenness to develop its digital offerings “to make roads safer and achieve the highest levels

Coronavirus: All travellers to Sharjah must take second PCR test on arrival

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Residents are now allowed to enter the emirate without any prior approval under new travel guidelines issued by Sharjah authorities All tourists and residents travelling to Sharjah must have a negative Covid-19 test result before they board their flights, officials have announced. The results will be valid for up to 96 hours from the time the PCR test is taken, said the Sharjah Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Committee on Wednesday. All passengers will have to take a second PCR test once they land in the emirate. Travellers must also self-quarantine at their residence or hotel and wait for the test results. Those who test positive will have to isolate for 14 days. All medical expenses will be borne by individuals. It is recommended that t...

Coronavirus: Hotels in Dubai should close by 3am under new rules

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Restaurants in Dubai have been asked to restrict the number of people in each group to eight individuals per table. Venues and conferences in Dubai will have to wind up their activities by 1am at the latest. The emirate's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), issued a circular on Thursday stating that all entertainment activities are to conclude by 1am. The authority also informed hotel establishments that food and beverage services should be strictly suspended after 3am, including the closing of venues. "This is with the exception of delivery and room services," added the circular, which cautioned outlets to adhere to the new guidelines with immediate effect. Praveen Shetty, chairman and managing director of Fortune Group of Hotels, told Khaleej Times: "We wel...