Recent news

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

UAE: No work permits for companies ignoring court rulings

The UAE Ministry of Labour has announced that they will not grant work permits to companies found guilty of non-compliance with final court rulings concerning labour issues …

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UAE: Public holiday granted to private-sector workers

It has been announced that the Islamic New Year will be a paid public holiday this year for all private-sector workers in the UAE …

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UAE: Plans to introduce Schengen-style visa

The Gulf Cooperation Council has announced its plans to introduce a new Schengen-style, unified visa …

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UAE: Health insurance becomes mandatory for largest employers in Dubai

From the end of this month, the largest employers in Dubai will be required to provide their employees with mandatory health insurance …

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UAE: Employers complying with the midday work ban

A period of labour inspections conducted in the UAE this Summer found only 56 worksites out of 44,779 to have violated the ban on midday work …

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UAE: New visa system now in effect

A new entry visa system has been introduced in the United Arab Emirates by the General Directorates of Residency and Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Interior …

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UAE: E-labour cards and contracts now in force



Anyone working in UAE, who is not a UAE citizen, must obtain a labour card (work permit) issued by the Ministry of Labour …

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