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Although the UAE Labour Law has rules on working hours, there is no specific policy when it comes to minimum wage. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) recently stressed that the government is not planning to implement such a policy in the UAE. “The UAE’s wage policies enable a flexible labour market that… Read More

There are around 10 million Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the world today. They work in various jobs in Dubai, Hong Kong, Canada, United Kingdom, and many other places. Most — if not all — regularly send money to their families back home in the Philippines. With so many OFWs, have you ever wondered exactly… Read More

How much do nannies/domestic helpers earn in the United Arab Emirates? Here’s a recent survey conducted by a Dubai start-up firm that shares important details especially to those who have plans of working as a helper abroad. Recently, we featured the winners of the UAE’s Best Nanny Awards 2017. Amazingly, the top three winners are… 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

Early this year, we shared about how much Emirates pilots earn per month. Given the highly technical nature of their job, they are entitled to a hefty salary and attractive benefits. But aside from airline careers, what are other high-paying jobs in the UAE? To answer this question, we referred to Emolument, a website that… Read More

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, has directed the early issuance of salaries for government employees, social welfare beneficiaries, and retirees. In accordance with this directive, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the… Read More

investment opportunities OFWs

Working abroad is never easy. Many Filipinos are forced to leave the country not because they have a choice but out of necessity. With the promise of better wages in other parts of the world, Filipinos risk being away from their families to earn. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, there is an estimated 2.4… Read More

After working as an OFW in Dubai for 10 months, I finally set up a Savings Account from RAKBANK. I now have a debit card to use and I can deposit a certain amount every payday to set aside money for future use. My UAE RAKBANK Fast Saver Account – initial deposit of 1000 AED.… Read More