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

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

understanding freezone 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. Companies under these areas have their own set of rules and regulations so if you have any complaints, issues or concerns with your freezone… Read More

uae work contract

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 as an employee 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… Read More


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

uae labour ban cancel

In the new year comes a new set of rules in the UAE Labour contract. Part of the changes state that there will be no 6-months ban provided that there is a mutual agreement between the employer and the employee to terminate the contract. In the old work contract set-up, an employee will automatically get… Read More

Ministry of Labour work contract online

If you’re working in the UAE and you want to check a copy of your work contract, you can view it online (and even print a copy) via the Ministry of Labour website. Please be advised that you SHOULD have a physical copy for yourself provided by your employer. But in case you don’t, for whatever… Read More

uae labour law rules 2016

Workers in the UAE, the new UAE Labour Law rules will take effect this January 2016. This will bring forth more transparency between the employer and employee and covers conditions for terminating employees, labour permits to work for new employers and application of ministry-approved contracts. UAE Labour Law Revisions One of the notable updates is… Read More


As an expat in the UAE, you may come across terms such as a Labour ban when you resign from your job. The labour ban is usually implemented by the Ministry of Labour on the basis of you not fulfilling the terms of your contract. Another type of ban is an Immigration Ban wherein you are… Read More

uae probationary period

The probation period in a UAE company usually runs for 6 months from the date of hire, but it may also depend on the agreement set on your work contract. The probation period is the ‘testing’ period where the company will assess your performance if you are fit for the job as a regular employee. It is… Read More


Note: Please be advised that information posted in this article is NOT yet final as the outcome is based on the sighting of the moon. The goal is to inform everyone of an expected holiday, but this is not yet official. UPDATE Sep 15, 2015: Based on a report from GulfNews, the Eid Al Adha holidays could now possibly… Read More