Recent news

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

UAE: Consultation on R&D tax incentive

The government is seeking to gather information about the scope of potential R&D activities undertaken by companies in the UAE in order to fine tune its proposed R&D Tax Incentive …

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UAE: OECD anti-multinational law

A public consultation is still underway on implementation of a global minimum tax and global anti-base erosion model rules …

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UAE: “Work Bundle” coverage extended

The “Work Bundle” platform, originally rolled out in Dubai integrates all employment-related procedures required by government entities …

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UAE: New labour accommodation system

Companies with 50+ employees that offer accommodation as part of their employment provisions must comply with revised regulations set down by the Ministry of Human Resources (MoHRE) …

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UAE: Payment of employment entitlements in the event of death in service

Employers are obliged to pay the employment entitlements of a deceased employee to a member of the employee’s family within 10 days of the date of death in service or from the date the employer became aware of the employee’s death …

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UAE: 2024 Semi-annual Emiratisation targets

Employers are reminded that private sector companies with 50 employees or more must achieve a 1% growth of semi-annual Emiratisation targets in skilled jobs before the deadline on 30th June 2024 …

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UAE: Mutual visa exemption with Mongolia and Kosovo

UAE nationals holding passports with a validity of at least six months are now allowed to enter Kosovo without a visa and stay there for up to 90 days per visit …

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UAE: New incentives to achieve Emiratisation targets

Companies committed to meeting the government’s annual 2% Emiratisation growth targets now enjoy a number of specific benefits …

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UAE: Telecoms giant ‘e&’ introduces trial 3-day weekend

The Emirati-based multinational telecommunications services provider ‘e&’ is piloting a four-day workweek for employees across three departments of its UAE operations …

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UAE: New monthly pension contribution for Emiratis

Emiratis hired since 31st October 2023 now have the cost of their pensions set at 26% of their salaries …

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UAE: Fines for non-payment of contributions

It is solely the employee’s responsibility to subscribe and pay unemployment insurance in the UAE …

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UAE: Workforce agreement signed with Vietnam

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) aims to strengthen collaboration on labour-related issues, to increase the level of participation by trained Vietnamese workers in the UAE job market …

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UAE: Private companies reminded about 31 December 2023 deadline

Private sector establishments employing 50 or more workers are reminded that 31st December 2023 will be the last day to achieve their 2% annual growth rate in the Emiratisation of skilled jobs targets …

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UAE: Mutual visa exemption with Bosnia and Herzegovina

Under a newly signed agreement, UAE and Bosnia and Herzegovina citizens holding valid passports are now eligible for visa-free travel for business and other short-term visits to each other’s country …

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UAE: Abu Dhabi pension fund

All private sector companies and institutions in Abu Dhabi must register with the Abu Dhabi Pension Fund as soon as a national begins to work in the organisation …

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