UAE Laws 

Types of Bans in United Arab Emirates

Visa Ban in UAE A ban on visa means, that the person who is served the particular ban is not entitled to live and work in the UAE for a particular time or permanently. This may happen in a way of: Immigration Ban Labour Ban Immigration Ban or Residence Ban If you have immigration ban in UAE, you are not supposed to enter UAE or obtain residency in UAE. You may be served with immigration ban if you have committed criminal offences. In case you have Bounced cheques, bad debt cases…

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UAE Laws 

New visit visa rules: Expats can sponsor a pal

The new visit visa rules allow expatriates to sponsor their friends to visit the UAE, a senior official said yesterday. Major Mohammad Ahmad Al Hammadi, Director of Entry Permits Department at Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department (DNRD), said: “Under the new rules it will be allowed but it will be strict and criteria will be checked.” Factors such as age, salary and profession will be looked into before issuing visit visas to friends. Minimum requirement Any person who wishes to sponsor his family or friends will have to draw a…

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News 

Philippines: Bomb attack on Davao market kills 14

At least 14 people have been killed in a bomb attack in the home city of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Dozens more were wounded in the explosion at a packed market in the southern city of Davao. A presidential spokesman said investigators had found shrapnel from a mortar-based improvised explosive device (IED) at the scene. Police in the capital Manila are on high alert following the deadly blast. At least 60 people were injured and 30 were taken to hospital. The explosion took place outside the Marco Polo hotel in…

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News 

Fire hits 28-floor Abu Dhabi tower under construction

© REUTERS/Stanley Carvalho Smoke rises after a fire broke out in a building at Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi Fire swept through a 28-storey skyscraper under construction in central Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, the latest in a series of at least five blazes to hit tall buildings in the United Arab Emirates over the last 18 months. Thick black smoke billowed from the top 20 floors of the almost-completed commercial building in the UAE’s capital and firefighters, overseen by helicopters, were working to put the blaze out two hours…

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Job News 

New UAE rules to follow when resigning your job

Why NOC not pre-requisite anymore for switching jobs The UAE’s Ministry of Labour has recently made several changes to the country’s Labour Law with the aim of making the employee-employer relationship more transparent, as well as mutually beneficial. The new labour decrees were implemented at the beginning of the year on the directives of Labour Minister Saqr Ghobash. In response to readers seeking more clarity, Emirates 24|7 will run a series of articles that will feature legal experts explaining the details. The first discussed the mandatory offer letter that aims…

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Dubai’s ruler orders management shake-up after unannounced inspection reveals absences

Dubai’s ruler has ordered a shake-up of the city state’s management, including the retirement of nine senior officials, a day after he conducted a surprise spot check of government offices and found a significant number of high-ranking officials absent. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashin al-Maktoum carried out an unannounced early morning inspection of several civil service departments on Sunday, a regular work day in the country, to find empty desks which should have been occupied by high-ranking officials. A video showing the skeikh, who is also the United Arab Emirates prime minister…

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Advice and help 

Dubai Nightclubs

Dubai has an excellent nightlife scene with a large choice of bars and nightclubs to be enjoyed. Most of the licensed bars are in hotels but there are some exceptions. Dubai also has some interesting laws when it comes to nightclubs. They all must close at 3.00am, 21 is the official minimum age allowed to purchase alcohol though some clubs can also refuse entry to anyone under 25. At some of the most prestigious clubs in the city, doormen tend to be a little strict, but as long as you…

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Job 

Is Dubai a good place to work

Applying for a job in Dubai Dubai is home to many emigrants who are in lookout for better job opportunities and higher pay scales. After the advent of recession, many people have started diverting to Dubai for an improved lifestyle. Since Dubai is a global city with numerous opportunities, job onlookers are offered satisfying tax-free packages. If you are planning to apply for a job in Dubai, you must know basic tips and tricks. Choice of a job entirely depends on the profession and opportunities available in different sectors such…

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Advice and help 

Best Time to Travel to Dubai

A vacation trip to Dubai points towards sun, sand, beach and shopping. The best time to go to the scorching hot city is during its cooler months i.e. in between November and April, when the hot suns is at rest and cool with blowing winds during the evenings and night time. Even if you visit the city during the rest of the months you will find the air-conditioned hotels, malls and other complexes well-equipped to easily keep off the heat. By and large the tourist season boosts up in between…

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Visa 

Tourist Visa in Dubai

The kind of visa that you require for entry into the UAE depends on several different factors such as your nationality, the purpose of your planned visit and its planned duration. Please read the following details carefully and refer to the regulations listed below. Note that visa regulations are subject to change so it is always advisable to check with your embassy before travelling. If you are a national citizen of a GCC country you do not require a visa to visit the UAE. You will simply need to produce your GCC…

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UAE Laws 

UAE Labor Laws

Labour matters in the UAE are governed by Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 Regulating Labour Relations as amended by Federal Laws No. 24 of 1981, No.15 of 1985 and No.12 of 1986 (the “Law”). There are special labour related regulations applicable in some of the free zones in the UAE, such as the Jebel Ali Free Zone. According to Article 3 of the Law, the Law applies to all staff and employees working in the UAE, whether UAE nationals or expatriates. However, there are certain categories of individuals who…

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News 

Thousands flee rising floods as more rains expected

Residents take shelter at a covered basketball court after their homes were destroyed by floods that was brought by monsoon rains in San Mateo, Rizal. Erik de Castro, Reuters MANILA – Rising floodwaters chased thousands to evacuation centers on Saturday as more monsoon rains threatened Luzon and Western Visayas until next week. Some 3,300 people were to spend the night on straw mats in eight evacuation centers in Bagong Silangan village in Quezon City. Dozens others fled to covered courts in San Mateo town in Rizal province. Authorities warned of…

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Duterte to Obama: I never insulted you

Jakarta: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told Barack Obama he never called him a “son of a [expletive]”, he said on Friday, but he maintained a defiant stance on his war on drugs, saying U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon was a fool for bringing up human rights. U.S. President Obama canceled a planned meeting with Duterte at this week’s ASEAN summit in Laos after the Philippine leader’s alleged insult in his native Tagalog, but the two met briefly later as they waited to take their seats at a banquet. While on a…

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