Recent news

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

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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UAE: May parental leave be combined with annual holidays?

In the UAE, an employee is entitled to parental leave of five working days and such leave needs to be utilized within six months from the date of birth of the child …

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UAE: Abu Dhabi Pension Fund amendments

One key change in the pension law involves raising the maximum pensionable amount to 100% of qualifying salary once a UAE national completes the maximum years of service …

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UAE: Communication of Emiratisation program

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has launched awareness guides for private sector companies and Emirati private sector employees to raise awareness of Emiratisation-related decisions and initiatives, and the benefits provided by both the Ministry and Talent Competitiveness Council (Nafis) to support and empower Emirati professionals in the private sector …

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UAE: Derivation of pension and end of service payment

A new maximum salary of Dhs50,000 (US$13,615) has been set for calculating the state pension …

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UAE: Strengthening consciousness of the law

An awareness campaign on the ‘importance of rectifying violations of entry, residency, labour laws’ has been launched …

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UAE: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) soon to launch its “Elite” Programme” for job-seeking citizens

The Programme aims to provide UAE nationals with training opportunities at the DHA …

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UAE: MOHRE issues 1st October 2023 deadline warning for unemployment insurance scheme

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has called on citizens and residents eligible for the Unemployment Insurance Scheme to register for the system before 1st October to avoid a AED400 fine …

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UAE: Proposed amendments to pension scheme policy consultation ends on 29th September 2023 in DIFC

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is proposing an amendment to Part 10 of Law No …

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UAE: Revised end-of-service benefits for private sector employees and free zone workers

The existing gratuity scheme, under which staff receive a lump sum when they leave their job, is to remain unchanged …

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UAE: California approved as destination for data protection purposes

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has issued an “Assessment of California’s Data Protection Regime as Substantially Equivalent and Low Risk” …

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UAE: Emirates Airlines Group raises salaries and allowances

Dubai-based employees of the airline have been awarded a 5% rise in their basic salaries, and also gained improvements in accommodation and transport allowances …

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