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Emirati prince flees to Qatar, criticises Abu Dhabi: Report

Emirati prince flees to Qatar, criticises Abu Dhabi: Report

UAE
'I am the first in a royal family going out of the UAE and telling everything about them' An Emirati prince is seeking asylum in Qatar after fleeing the UAE saying he feared for his life because of a dispute with the rulers of oil-rich Abu Dhabi, the New York Times reported on Sunday. Sheikh Rashid bin Hamad al-Sharqi, 31, is the second son of the emir of Fujairah, one of the seven monarchies making up the United Arab Emirates. He arrived in Doha on 16 May, the report said. Abu Dhabi is the capital and richest emirate of the UAE. "The prince revealed tensions between UAE rulers that are existing beneath the surface, especially regarding Abu Dhabi’s leadership of the UAE’s military operations in Yemen." First Sheikha Latifa al-Maktoum, and now Sheikh Rashid Flees to Qatar. ht
New HR Law: Longer Leaves, Shorter Working Hours

New HR Law: Longer Leaves, Shorter Working Hours

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It’s time to revisit our working hours, official leaves, and vacations because a new Human Resources (HR) Law of Dubai Government has been approved! It includes longer leaves, career growth opportunities, and special provisions for people of determination, the Dubai Media Office reported. The new HR Law — which promotes greater work-life balance, job security, and enhanced creativity — has been approved recently by the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. HH Sheikh Mohammed Approves New HR Law Last April, HH Sheikh Mohammed instructed the Dubai Government Human Resources Department (DGHR) to update the HR Law. He emphasized the need to meet global standards in terms of supporting female employees as we
What Filipino expats in UAE struggle with most

What Filipino expats in UAE struggle with most

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Like everyone else working abroad, Filipinos in the UAE deal with all sorts of headaches, but five issues stand out Like everyone else living abroad, Filipinos deal with all sorts of headaches, but at least five issues seem to crop up more frequently than others. A legal expert in Dubai, who specialises in providing legal assistance to Filipinos in distress, has shone a light on the top five challenges faced by expatriate workers from the Philippines, and attempted to explain what could have been the root causes. From struggling to pay off debt and getting duped by illegal recruiters to drinking without a licence, Filipinos have a number of issues to deal with, but by getting themselves abreast with the local laws and always mindful of their limitations in a foreign country, they ...
You May Have To Pay Our Salary As Fine For Doing This In UAE!

You May Have To Pay Our Salary As Fine For Doing This In UAE!

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Here's all you need to know about the UAE labour law. As an expat in the UAE, you need to keep yourself informed and abreast of your rights and responsibilities surrounding employment in the country. The UAE follows the Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 on regulating labour relations. In 2006, The Dubai Government came up with a landmark Human Resources Law for government employees that include code of conduct, work environment, recruitment and employment policies and compensation and benefits. To keep the residents updated, The Ministry Of Human Resources and Emiratisation, keeps sharing updates about the fines in the UAE. A tweet this week mentions that you might be fined an amount equal to your salary for a specific period if you do something detrimental to your company. Did you ...
Why UAE expats are going for second passport

Why UAE expats are going for second passport

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UAE now an important hub for securing Caribbean or European second citizenship. More than 40 per cent of expats in the UAE have sold their properties in their home countries in order to obtain a second citizenship, latest data shows. According to Savory & Partners, about 23.7 per cent of applicants sold some of their own properties to apply for a second citizenship while 16.9 per cent sold their only house last year to secure another passport or nationality. "The UAE has turned into an important hub for securing the Caribbean or the European second citizenship. Over the past six months or so, there has been a remarkable increase of 67.6 per cent comparing to the same period of last year of clients coming to the country just for securing a second passport. These clients are eit...
Visa amnesty scheme in UAE: All you need to know

Visa amnesty scheme in UAE: All you need to know

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Foreigners violating the residency law will be granted a three-month grace period. In a relief for expats whose visas have expired and who are illegally staying back in the UAE, a three-month general visa amnesty by the government from August 1 will help them sort out their status and put their lives together. Under the scheme called 'Protect Yourself via Rectifying Your Status,' foreigners violating the residency law will be granted a three-month grace period to either leave the country voluntarily without prosecution, or rectify their legal status by paying the required fees. The start date was announced on Thursday through the Arabic Press. The visa relaxation will lift the fears of over-staying foreigners, reduce the burden on those facing hefty fines, while encouraging illega...
Happy News For Illegal Expats! You Can Stay Some More Time In UAE Illegal Residents!

Happy News For Illegal Expats! You Can Stay Some More Time In UAE Illegal Residents!

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The period will coincide with the timing given for other special visa applicants. Following up on the initiative granting a grace period for illegal residents in the UAE, sources indicate that the period will coincide with the visa application period for the 1-year emergency residency given for victims of wars and disasters. The time period to rectify illegal residency in the UAE will begin from August 1, 2018, till October 31, as given by Emarat Al Youm report. The period will also coincide with the visa extension period allocated for women who have been recently widowed. The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship is preparing to launch the "Protect Yourself by Modifying Your Status" initiative, implementing the Cabinet's decision and allow for a grace period for illeg...
Soon, grace period for illegal residents in UAE

Soon, grace period for illegal residents in UAE

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Under the new initiative called 'Protect yourself by modifying your status'. The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship is preparing to launch the "Protect Yourself by Modifying Your Status" initiative, implementing the Cabinet's decision and allow for a grace period for illegal residents to rectify their status. Ali Mohammed bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Chairman of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, praised the decision of the Council of Ministers to adopt a new legislative package to review the current residence system. Those who have such a status won't face legal consequences, will be exempt from violation fines. This helps the UAE maintain its economic competitiveness, strengthening its position as one of the best countries in the world by providing decen...
One-year UAE residency visa announced for people in war, disaster zones

One-year UAE residency visa announced for people in war, disaster zones

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They will also be exempted from fines. The Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has adopted a resolution on Monday granting nationals of countries - suffering from wars and natural disasters - a residency visa for a year in the UAE. Regardless of their condition of residence, the visa intends to offer those affected a chance to improve their living conditions until they are ready to return to their home countries. The period for applying for the 1-year residency begins from August 1 to October 31 of this year, which can be extended and exempted from any irregularities or fines. #wam_breaking | The UAE to grant nationals of countries facing war and conflict a one year stay permit,...
New visa rules in UAE: All you need to know

New visa rules in UAE: All you need to know

News, UAE
A number of visa facilitations for visitors, residents, families and people overstaying have been approved by the Cabinet. The Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, adopted a number of visa facilitations for visitors, residents, families and people overstaying their visa to cater for a wider segment of the society. The Cabinet approved a new legislative package, including a review of the current residency system to allow a two-year extension of the residency period for the dependents of their parents after finishing their university studies. Transit visa 1. A new decision has also been approved to exempt transit passengers from all entry fees for the first 48 hours. 2. Transit vi...
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