Recent news

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

UAE: Government lifts Lebanon travel ban for Emiratis

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities has lifted a ban on Emiratis wishing to travel to Lebanon …

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UAE: Nepal-UAE labour agreement comes into effect

In June 2019 we reported that the governments of Nepal and the UAE had signed a revised labour agreement that covers Nepali migrant worker benefits, pay, and other safeguards …

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UAE: Visa on arrival for Emiratis in Kiribati

Emiratis may now travel to the Republic of Kiribati without pre-entry visas and stay up for 90 days for each visit …

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UAE: Emiratis can now visit Paraguay without pre-entry visas

Emirati citizens are now exempted from applying for pre-entry visas to enter Paraguay …

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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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