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Saudi Arabia, Thailand sign deals to form business council, facilitate trade
Saudi Arabia and Thailand signed agreements on Monday to establish a Saudi-Thai Business Council and facilitate bilateral trade.
Why UAE residents don't have enough savings despite paying little to no taxes
Residents of UAE benefit from very low to no taxes however, most of them are still unable to save.
Decree sets snap parliamentary polls for September 29
An Amiri decree was issued yesterday setting September 29 as the date for the snap polls that were called after dissolving the national assembly last month in a bid to end non-stop political disputes between the house and the government.
MoCI amends rules for nurseries; won’t budge on prices
Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of Social Affairs Fahad Al-Shuraian issued amendments to the executive rules of private nurseries.
Will my bank compensate me for money lost in scam call?
Question: I lost some money from my bank account after responding to scammers. Is the bank liable to return the cash to me? If not, what options do I have to recover the lost money?
Sheikh Mohammed orders promotion of 6,802 security officers
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, ordered the promotion of 6,802 of security officers on Friday.
Can an unmarried couple live together in a 'family' building?
Question: I plan to move in with my girlfriend to an apartment in Dubai. The building is what you would call a 'family' one, where bachelors are not allowed. Will we be allowed to live in such a building? More importantly, are real estate companies allowed to classify buildings in this manner?
Ma’aden signs 4 MoUs to double phosphate fertilizer and ammonia exports to India
Ma’aden, a Saudi-owned mining company, signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to double exports of phosphate products and ammonia to India starting 2023, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Saudi Fund for Development signs agreement to finance a health project in Cameroon
The Saudi Fund for Development signed an agreement with the Cameroonian government to finance the construction of the Mbalmayo Regional Hospital Project, by providing a $12 million soft development loan.
Court bars ex-MP Dahoum from running in elections
The administrative court on Thursday barred former opposition MP Bader Al-Dahoum from running in the upcoming elections after rejecting his petition to reenlist him on the election rolls.
Saudi Arabia and Oman to discuss SMEs development agreement
Saudi Arabia officials are set to discuss with their Omani counterparts the drafting of an agreement surrounding small and medium enterprises in the two countries.
New support measures announced to help Saudi Arabia’s tourism ‘renaissance’: Cabinet
Crisis management measures and financial guarantees will be part of a new tourism law unveiled by the Saudi Cabinet to boost a “renaissance” in the sector.
Labor curbs eased during pandemic may be reinstated
The government is contemplating reversing decisions it made previously related to labor in Kuwait during the coronavirus pandemic. Official sources said a ministerial committee discussed the cancelled decisions and found that their approval was logical and needed.
7 steps for visitors, tourists to register on Al Hosn app before their arrival
The Covid situation is stabilising in the UAE, with daily cases dropping sharply over the past few weeks. The country’s health sector is putting in extraordinary efforts to keep its residents and visitors safe.
Why viral trend ‘quiet quitting’ is taking over workplaces
G.D., an expat working in a private company in Dubai, used to give it her all and more to work: Weekends, public holidays and extra hours almost on a daily basis. However, after realising that none of those extra efforts materialised into career growth or better pay, she scaled down.
UAE Emirates ID: 4 things you must do after applying for card
Every UAE resident has to obtain an Emirates ID, irrespective of his/her age. The identity card is renewed at the expiry of their residency period.
UAE: Construction worker compensated with Dh1.2 million for injury at worksite
An injured construction worker has been awarded Dh1.2 million in compensation after falling off the rooftop of a warehouse.
RAYA CX signs $20m partnership deal with Zain Saudi Arabia
RAYA Customer Experience has signed a $20 million strategic partnership contract with communications and information technology firm Zain Saudi Arabia.
Development projects should not encounter snags
The Cabinet on Monday emphasized the importance of a number of planned development projects that should come to fruition shortly, saying these initiatives need to proceed without any glitches.
Sheikh Mohammed issues law affiliating Dubai Media Inc. to Dubai Media Council
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Law No. (6) of 2022 affiliating Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) to Dubai Media Council and endorsing its objectives, tasks, and organisational structure.
UAE: How to check if you have a travel ban
If you have missed out on loan or credit card payments, it may be a good idea to check if a travel ban has been imposed on you. Such bans may be imposed over outstanding liabilities, criminal cases, disputes or violation of immigration laws.
Saudi developer Sumou signs $144m contract to develop residential units
Sumou Real Estate Co. has signed an agreement with National Housing Co. to build residential units for SR540 million ($144 million).
Can a travel ban be imposed over unpaid loans, credit card dues?
I am a Dubai resident. Under what circumstances can a travel ban be imposed on me over outstanding loans and credit card dues? How do I find if I have a travel ban?
UAE labour law: What to do if your boss refuses to accept your resignation
I work in a Dubai-based company. I resigned on August 1, 2022, but my boss has not acknowledged it yet. How will my 30-day notice period work in this scenario? Does it start from the day I put in the papers? What happens if my boss refuses to accept the resignation?
New visa, reforms to give job-seekers time to negotiate salaries
The new job exploration visa and an amendment to allow a longer grace period for residents with expired visas will help employers and prospective employees, recruitment and human resources experts say.
Saudi Jamjoom Pharma to invest $52m in Uzbekistan as it eyes Central Asia expansion
Saudi Arabian pharmaceutical firm Jamjoom Pharma has signed an agreement to invest over $52 million in Uzbekistan, as the firm continues its expansion into the Central Asian region, the company's vice chairman said.
Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan sign agreement in the energy field
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy signed a memorandum of understanding with its Uzbek counterpart on August 18, to develop cooperation and exchange information and experiences between both countries, in the energy field, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Jail term or fine for residents who risk safety during poor weather conditions
UAE residents who expose themselves and others to dangers posed by poor weather conditions could be jailed for this irresponsible behaviour.
ACWA Power to sign $2.4bn deal for 1,500MW wind project in Uzbekistan
ACWA Power Co. said it will sign today a $2.4 billion deal with the government of Uzbekistan for a 1,500-megawatt wind project, a bourse filing revealed.
Dh500,000 fine for insulting people online
The Dubai Public Prosecution has reminded residents that they can be fined up to Dh500,000 for insulting others online.
Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan bolster ties with 10 investment deals worth $12bn
Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan have signed over 10 investment agreements, worth over SR45 billion ($12 billion), during a meeting of the Saudi-Uzbek Business Council in Jeddah on Wednesday.
Joint panel says Kuwaitization process very slow
A committee comprising of representatives from the government and private sectors is aiming to rectify the lopsided expat-citizen composition in the private sector. “Kuwaitization in private companies is moving slower than expected.
Kuwaitis demand speedy justice over bedoon issue
Thousands of Kuwaitis are demanding basic rights for the country’s stateless bedoon community. Under the hashtag #Kuwaitis_demand_solution_for_ bedoon, more than 5,000 tweets have started to trend on Twitter.
Abu Dhabi Airports inks agreement with ICP to enhance service quality
Abu Dhabi Airports, the operator and manager of the emirate’s five airports, has recently signed an agreement with the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP), to boost service quality and enhance passenger experience.
Ten more people accused of participating in illegal elections
Investigations continued Tuesday on illegal primaries held in the second electoral district, where 10 people were arrested including officers and a Saudi citizen, as total charges reached 25.
Saudi king issues decree promoting 624 members of the Public Prosecution
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a royal order promoting 624 members of the Public Prosecution to various ranks, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday.
Saudi justice minister issues 2,317 law practice licenses
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Justice Walid Al-Samaani has issued 2,317 and renewed 1,082 law practice licenses in the past 12 months.
Kuwait MoI stops issuing family reunion visas
Kuwait’s interior ministry has stopped issuing all kinds of family and tourist visas, including family reunion visas, until further notice, informed sources said.
UAE labour law: When can employment bans be imposed?
Could you please explain if the concept of employment-related bans still exists in the UAE?
10-year Dubai cultural visa application among services on offer as new agreement announced
An agreement announced on Sunday will help establish new businesses in select creative economy sectors and support their long-term growth in Dubai CommerCity. These services include applying for a long-term cultural visa, a first-of-its-kind 10-year residency offered to creative talents.
New generation of Emirates IDs, UAE passports: 7 things you need to know
Identity documents in the UAE have got some major security upgrades. Starting September 2022, the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP) will start issuing a new generation of the Emirati passports.
UAE visa for widows: Does one-year residency extension need a sponsor?
A friend of mine passed away recently. I am helping his family out. Could you please explain to me what happens to the visa of his wife and children who were under his sponsorship?
Govt open to women quotas in Assembly polls
A proposal made earlier by the Speaker of the dissolved National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanem to amend the electoral law to set a quota for women in each constituency in parliamentary elections is very close to government approval after it was studied by the Cabinet’s legal committee, which approved it and placed it on the government’s agenda.
Will I face employment ban if I resign while on leave?
I am in a peculiar situation. I work in a Dubai-based company and am currently on vacation in my home country. Due to some unforeseen circumstances and a genuine emergency, I will not be able to come back to the UAE as my presence is required in my home country to sort some things out.
How new law protects employees’ gratuity, end-of-service benefits
The UAE has announced a new resolution regarding bank guarantees from employers and employees’ protection insurance scheme for the companies operating in the private sector.
Abu Dhabi introduces new machine learning programme to follow up on criminal cases
A new smart program has been developed to follow up and speed cases in Abu Dhabi criminal courts using machine learning, authorities have announced.
Biden signs bill to boost US chips, compete with China
WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a landmark bill to provide $52.7 billion in subsidies for US semiconductor production and research and to boost efforts to make the US more competitive with China’s science and technology efforts.
Saudi woman, foreign husband get 12-year jail; SR50 million fine in money laundering case
A Saudi woman and her husband of Arab nationality were sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison and fines amounting to SR50 million after their conviction in money laundering offenses involving more than SR63 million.
Man arrested in Sharjah for posting brutal murder video on social media
Sharjah: Sharjah Police have arrested an Arab man and referred him to Public Prosecution after he posted footage on social media from the security camera of a building, showing details of a brutal murder.
UAE: Up to Dh1m fine, at least 6 months jail for acquiring, promoting child pornography materials
Abu Dhabi: The UAE takes an extremely strict stance against child pornography, imposing a minimum jail sentence of six months and fines up to Dh1 million, the UAE Public Prosecution has warned.
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