Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to United Arab Emirates as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

UAE: Labor market testing required for all mainland companies

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has now ordered that local labour market testing requirements now apply to small as well as large companies …

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UAE: Emiratis can visit Equatorial Guinea with no pre-entry visas

Ordinary UAE passport holders are now able to visit Equatorial Guinea with visa-on-arrival and stay there for up to 90 days …

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UAE: India to issue five-year multiple entry visas for Emiratis

Eligible Emirati citizens who wish to visit India regularly are now able to apply for five-year multiple entry visas …

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UAE: Mobile court resolves Abu Dhabi wages dispute

A collective dispute over unpaid wages in Abu Dhabi was resolved due to the visit by a mobile court to the company labour camp …

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UAE: UAE, Uganda sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on recruitment practices

The Ugandan and UAE Employment Ministries have signed a memorandum of understanding with the aim of reinforcing cooperation between the two countries and adopting labour practices for the contractual work of Ugandan employees in the UAE …

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UAE: The New DIFC Employment Law 2019

The revised DIFC employment law (No 2 of 2019) has now been enacted by the UAE Vice-President …

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UAE: Government announces 6-month interim visas for long-term residence visa seekers

Six-month multiple-entry interim visas are now available for eligible investors and entrepreneurs seeking to obtain long-term residency of the UAE …

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UAE: Ramadan working hours for private sector in UAE announced

A circular issued by the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation sets out the changes to private sector working hours during Ramadan …

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UAE: DIFC proposes New Employment Law

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Authority shall be publishing its new proposed employment law sometime in the first half of 2019 …

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UAE: New Abu Dhabi economic licenses to be exempt from fees

All new economic licenses issued in the emirate will be exempt from all local fees for a time period of two years from the date of their issuance …

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UAE: Ministry launches new job classification scheme

Employers in the UAE may now only hire foreign nationals from a standard list of just under 800 standard job titles – down from 3000 previously allowed …

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UAE: E-cigarettes to be Legalised

Employers will soon need to update their workplace smoking policies …

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UAE: Visa amnesty extended for the month of December

The UAE government has further extended the country’s visa amnesty for short-term migrants by one month and now it will end on the 31st of December 2018 …

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UAE: Employment rules being modernised in Dubai’s finance centre

A number of fundamental changes are nearing final agreement covering employment in Dubai’s International Financial Centre (DIFC), which has its own body of laws …

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UAE: Cabinet approves long-term visa system

Long-term visas are now available for affluent investors, senior scientists and entrepreneurs under the newly approved immigration rules …

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