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Working in Dubai

Everything related to work. I share my highs and lows as I discuss and sometimes rant about my job or finding employment in Dubai.

6 months visa for job seekers

Among the major highlights from the new UAE visa policies include a 6 months temporary visa for job-seekers in the country. This UAE 6-month visa is catered to job applicants who have overstayed their current visa but still wish to work in the country. Also Read: UAE Labour: Working Hours, Leaves and Vacations This is… Read More

uae new visa policies

The United Arab Emirates government has announced new UAE visa policies. Here we list some important points that you should know as an expat especially with these major changes. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, headed the amendments on visa and… Read More

Recently, we received a message from one of our readers mentioning that a certain “reputable” company has not paid its workers for more than two months now. Hence, this article seeks to address similar situations, i.e. employers who do not pay their employees on time. Ideally, workers should be receiving their salaries no later than… Read More

If you’ve been working in the UAE for some time, then most likely you’re familiar with some of their labour laws, such as getting a labour card and the legality of job offer letters. On the other hand, if you are still in the planning stage, it helps to know these laws even before you apply… Read More

Beautiful beach and sea at sunset in Dubai

There are around 450,000 Filipinos in Dubai out of more than 10 million total OFWs around the world and more than 20% of the total OFWs in the entire UAE. Are you one of us? Are you an OFW based in Dubai too? Or, Are you planning or interested to come here to try your… Read More

Overview: Mera beta Dubai me rahta hai. Fikr mat kijie. Main aapka paisa wapas kar dungi. If translated into English, it means, “My son lives in Dubai. Don’t worry. I will pay off my debt in full.” This is not a Bollywood film dialogue. A proud mother tells her neighbour in our home-town. What she… Read More

quitting your job in freezone

I’ve been working for a freezone company for more than a year, but due to other plans, I decided to resign. I informed my employer about the decision and submitted a resignation letter to formally file it.  According to my free zone work contract, I needed to give 30-days notice for it. I wanted to… Read More

6 months banned

A labour ban is a common term you will encounter if do not fulfill your labour contract agreement. This a type of ban that can run from 6 months to one year depending on the situation. This means that you are not allowed to work for another UAE-registered company within the imposed time-frame. So before signing… Read More

types of uae companies

One of the terms that you will encounter as an employee in the UAE are Free Zone companies. Freezones are separate entities and are not governed by the UAE Labour Law. The other types of companies are Government-Owned and UAE-Registered (both of these are under UAE Labour Law). Companies under free zone areas have their… Read More

Disclaimer: Please be advised that this article below is based on my experience and may vary depending on the situation. It is always best to contact your HR Department, Ministry of Labour (MOL), or Freezone Authorities depending on your employment status. The information below is an account of a person’s experience in the company he is working… Read More

uae labour terminable offenses

As an employee, it is important that you know your limits at work and you are aware of the scenarios that can get you fired or dismissed from your job. We are sharing this list of offenses based on Article 120 of the UAE Labour Law. Let this be a tip to help you understand… Read More

uae-job-offer-letter

When you get hired, you would usually be given a Job Offer letter by your employer containing details of your job such as salary, working hours, etc. This would be used only as a reference before officially getting employed under the UAE labour. Now, in the new law, any job offer letter given to an… Read More

UAE Unlimited contract

We posted an article on what is a Limited Employment Contract, so now let’s try to understand the other type which is an Unlimited Contract. Simply put, an Unlimited labour contract is an employment agreement which does NOT have an expiration date. An Unlimited term contract is more employee-friendly compared to the limited term contract because it is… Read More

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