Recent news

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

UAE: It is now lawful to employ people on a part-time contract

It is now lawful to employ people on a part-time contract …

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UAE: Good conduct certificate suspended

The requirement of a good conduct certificate for employment visas across the country, which was first enforced on February 4, 2018, has now been temporarily suspended until further notice …

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UAE: New Emirates ID cards issual system for UAE companies

Companies with 100+ employees may now issue or renew Emirates ID cards for their staff electronically …

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UAE: Emiratis exempt from pre-entry visa to Ireland

Citizens of this gulf state will now be able to visit Ireland and stay for up to 90 days without first obtaining an entry visa …

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UAE: Good conduct certificate mandatory for work visa

With effect from the 4th of February, 2018, a ‘certificate of good conduct’ from the police will be required as a prerequisite for obtaining a work visa for the UAE …

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UAE: January 1st 2018 is a public holiday in the private sector

January 1st 2018 has just been officially declared a public holiday in the private sector …

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UAE: 96-hour (four-day) transit visa

A new 96-hour (four-day) transit visa has been launched in Abu Dhabi …

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Muslim World: Holy month of Ramadan

In 2018, the holy month of Ramadan will start on the evening of the 15th of May and end on the evening of the 14th of June …

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UAE: A new federal labour law

A new federal labour law protects 19 service work occupations, including guards, parking staff, domestic workers and drivers …

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UAE/Japan: Visa-free for up to 30 days

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is furthering its aim of making its national passport one of the five most powerful in the world …

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UAE: Tax Procedures Law

To coincide with the introduction of VAT on January 1st 2018 the Tax Procedures Law has been enacted to introduce a comprehensive new system for recording financial and commercial transactions …

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UAE: End to backdated sicknotes

Backdated sick leave notes covering up to three consecutive days will no longer be allowed in Dubai, which means leave will only be issued from the day employees visit a medical centre …

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UAE: Indians with US visas to receive visa on arrival

Indian nationals who hold a valid US visa or a green card may now obtain a two-week UAE visa on arrival in the country – with a single extension possible for a fee …

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UAE: Draconian laws applicable to acts

Companies in the UAE should warn foreign employees about draconian laws applicable to acts that would be regarded as private and innocent within western civilization …

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UAE: Public holidays announced

According to an announcement by the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, National Day and Commemoration Day holidays for the private sector will this year be on Thursday, December 1st and Friday December 2nd …

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