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UAE law

Spreading fake news is a criminal offense in the UAE. Anyone can get into trouble for sharing false information via social media, print, or other means. Similarly, spreading malicious information about the UAE and its leaders is considered as a very serious offense, indeed! Recently, a man was found guilty of defaming the UAE through social… Read More

The law in the UAE includes rules on going online and using the Internet. In relation to this, the Telecommunications and Regulatory Authority (TRA) recently issued a statement, cautioning everyone against publishing or sharing fake news via social media networks. Specifically, the regulatory body put emphasis on Article 29 of Federal No. 5 of 2012,… Read More

Just the other day, we shared about the Law on Equal Wages and Salaries for men and women, which the UAE Cabinet approved recently. Today, we are going to feature a new policy that the Federal National Council has just passed: the “Anti-Begging” Draft Law. Based on the new legislation, anyone who will be found guilty… Read More

Upon arriving in the UAE, first-time visitors often notice the vast cultural diversity. There are about 160 nationalities currently living in the country, so you can imagine the many different languages, traditions, religious beliefs, and customs — all coming together in a single place! Despite all of these differences, citizens and residents of the UAE live… Read More

Just the other day, we talked about social media rules in the UAE and the consequences of sharing inappropriate posts online. As if by coincidence, a woman has been jailed and fined recently in Abu Dhabi. Her crime? Posting and sharing indecent videos on the Internet. Related Post: 21 Tips First-Time Visitors to the UAE Authorities… Read More

In this day and age, social media plays a major role in our lives. We use it to post status updates and photos of our activities. We often share news and announcements via our social networks. Moreover, we use social media to communicate with our families and friends across the globe. We shouldn’t forget, however,… Read More

The topic of using VPNs in the UAE has turned up especially during a recent confirmation on Skype voice and video calls being blocked in the country. In case you are new to this term, a VPN (Virtual Private Network) acts like cloak for your computer/smartphone/tablet and assigns you another IP address different from the… Read More

A few weeks ago, the President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, approved a new law for domestic workers. Federal Law No. 10 of 2017 contains 41 articles covering rules for recruitment agencies, labour contracts, working hours, and other matters. In response, Philippine officials in the UAE expressed their gratitude… Read More

There are almost nine and a half million people living in the UAE today. However, not everyone is aware of the laws in the country, even if they have been living here for quite some time. Indeed, there are things that first-time visitors should know when they arrive in the UAE. Being a Muslim country, the… 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