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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.

eid-al-adha-uae-break

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

UAE Limited contract- labour law

In summary, a Limited Contract in the UAE Labour means that your contract has a start date and an end date which usually runs for 2 years (maximum). In terms of your fulfilling your role and responsibilities as an employee, you are required to fulfill your duties until the end date. Related Post: Difference Between Limited… Read More

work visa dubai

Dubai – an emirate standing tall in the global picture, harboring diversity with so many expats coming from various parts of the world. All seeking employment and opportunities in this amazing destination. One might wonder how to get a work visa and permit for Dubai. If you want to know how to land a job in… Read More

limited-to-freezone-contract

Disclaimer: Please be advised that the article below has been submitted to us and is based on a person’s experience. It may not be the same as your situation. This ONLY serves as a guide for awareness and not to be used as a legal reference. I finished my 30-day notice from my old company… Read More

mall-in-dubai-ofw

It’s my last week at work and I’m having mixed emotions because of the transition to another company. I’ll be resigning from my job in a Limited Licensing Company and will transfer to a Freezone Company. I’m excited because the new role is something related to my field of expertise. My current job working as… Read More

job scam dubai

People from different countries come to Dubai and the Middle East to search for greener pastures and earn better money. Knowing that Dubai’s economy is rising again, multiple jobs are available. However, there are also plenty of scams that you should be aware of. Technology is getting sophisticated  and it is getting difficult these days to spot job… Read More

resignation-letter-dubai

  I submitted my 30-day employment notice and I’m now in a transition stage where I’m transferring to another employer. From a Limited Licensing Company (LLC) to a Freezone company, I hope that changing employers here in the UAE will be a smooth one. I know there is going to be plenty of issues along… Read More

UAE-workforce

June 18 is the start of Ramadan season in the UAE. Hence, normal operational hours of work are normally reduced. Knowing that there’s plenty of new expats employed in Dubai, one may tend to ask how many hours is the allowed working time during Ramadan as well as the set-up when it comes to time-in and… Read More

UAE-work contract dubai

I’m planning to change jobs here in the United Arab Emirates. I don’t know if there’s going to be a problem here considering I have a Limited Contract from the Ministry of Labour (MOL). I know that I will get an automatic ban from the MOL since I will not be finishing the 2 years… Read More

back-to-Dubai

I only have one more day left before I’m back to the shop. It’s already been 30 days since my vacation leave started and I’m feeling refreshed to head to the mall to work for another year. Back to Working in the Mall I’ve only a year left to finish before my end of contract… Read More

When you are job hunting in the United Arab Emirates, “Freezone” is one of the common terms you might hear from fellow kabayans. They will ask if the organization you are applying belongs to the Free zone list. In general, if a company is labeled under the free zone, it is exempted from the UAE… Read More

I was searching for jobs in Dubai online when I chanced upon an Immediate Hiring notice for Telemarketers posted on Facebook. This was a Freezone company which means that the company has a set of rules different from the UAE Labour Law. This was also a good opportunity for me since my job is under… Read More

Disclaimer: Information below is an account of a single person’s experience only. Please do not use this as a basis if you have any legal concerns with your employer. The purpose of this blog post is for awareness only. If you have questions, it’s always best to consult legal advice with the proper people. The other… Read More

The other day, I received a tip from a customer which is a rare occurrence since I work in Sales here in Dubai. Customers expect Sales representatives to get a commission every month so tips are not really given out as easily as those in the service industry (hotel, restaurants, etc.) but this time was… Read More

The Al Rostamani Exchange center is where I get my monthly salary. In Dubai, according to the UAE Labour Law, an employee’s salary should be properly documented. Hence, employees should sign up for Bank Accounts for their salary to be coursed through. Payroll accounts are mostly being used by large and private companies. For small… Read More

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