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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.

UAE Announces Official Holiday for Eid Al-Adha 2019

Following the religious month of Ramadan and the festivities that take place during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, Islamic countries such as the UAE and in most parts of the Middle East are now gearing for yet another special time of sacrifice for believers of the faith – the Eid Al-Adha. The Eid Al-Adha, which roughly… Read more

working while on tourist visa is illegal

Be advised that working in the UAE under a visit visa or a tourist visa is illegal. You must change your visa to an employment visa first before reporting to work. We received a question from one of our readers concerning reporting to work and we want to share some insights into policies and your rights: I… Read more

New Dubai Laws Sanction 5-Day Paternity Leaves, Penalties for Discrimination

Working in the UAE has been among the best choices for many migrant workers since the country offers competitive salary packages, great opportunities for career growth across various industries, as well as legislative support that protect the interests of workers in the country. And while this environment has already attracted hundreds and thousands of foreign… Read more

salary delay - not paying salary on time uae

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. We share some tips on your rights as a worker,… Read more

The UAE amnesty program is currently ongoing, and there’s even a one-stop shop for amnesty seekers in Dubai. Aside from those who have overstayed their visas, workers who have absconded may also apply for amnesty. But what exactly does “absconding” mean? Today, we will look into the definition of absconding based on the UAE Labour Law. We… Read more

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

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

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