Recent news

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

UAE: Cabinet increases Emiratisation rate to 2% annually

The Emiratisation rate for high-skilled jobs in establishments that employ 50 workers or more is being increased to 2% annually, with the target of reaching 10% by 2026 …

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UAE: Cabinet approves executive regulations of federal decree-law on entry and residence of foreigners

Substantial changes to the visa system have been announced which are aimed at attracting and retaining global talent and skilled workers from all over the world …

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UAE: Central Bank approves creation of 5,000 jobs for Emiratis by 2026

The board of directors at the Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) has approved a new Emiratization plan for managerial positions in the banking and insurance sectors …

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UAE: MoU for mutual recognition of driving licences signed with Israel

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the mutual recognition and replacement of driving licenses issued by the UAE and Israel has been signed …

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UAE: Commute can now be considered as part of office hours

Under a new law, an employee’s office commute is counted as working time in certain circumstances …

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UAE: Ramadan 2022

Working hours for Ramadan have now been announced …

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UAE: Work permits available for teenagers to get a part-time job

The liberalisation of the labour market for those aged over 15 is easing the current labour shortage …

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UAE: Dubai launches a saving fund for foreign employees in the government

The Dubai government has announced the launch of a new savings scheme, primarily for employees working in the public sector …

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UAE: New decree aims to enhance safety of workers at construction sites

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has issued a new decree relating to the provision of accommodation and the enhancement of worker safety …

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UAE: MOHRE forms a special committee for employer and employee appeals

Employers and employees may now appeal labour complaints through a new committee established by MOHRE via the Ministry’s website, or through the Ministry’s Smart App …

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UAE: Income tax is not on the table for now, says Minister

A general personal income tax will not be introduced for the time being …

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UAE: 9% Corporate tax to be levied on businesses starting June 2023

A federal corporation tax (CT) will be levied on all corporations and commercial activities – starting next year …

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UAE: Sheikh Mohammed issues new law for individuals with disabilities in Dubai

Dubai Law No …

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UAE: Dubai launches talent pass license for freelance work

The Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZ) has launched a ‘talent pass’ licence for freelance work (self-employment) to attract global media, education, technology, art, marketing and consultancy professionals to the emirate …

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UAE: No more unlimited employment contracts

A new system for employment contracts has just been introduced for foreign workers, which establishes all new or renewed contracts as “limited” in duration …

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