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UAE launches 10-year residency visas for investors, specialists

UAE launches 10-year residency visas for investors, specialists

UAE
Investors can have 100 per cent ownership of their companies in the country. Investors and specialists such as doctors and engineers will receive UAE residency visas valid for up to 10 years, it was announced on Sunday. The families of these categories of expatriates will also receive the same visa validity. Top performing students are also eligible for the 10-year residency visa scheme. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the decision after chairing a Cabinet meeting. 10-year residency visas; 100% foreign ownership Taking to Twitter, Sheikh Mohammed also said global investors can have 100 per cent ownership of their companies in the country. The system will grant investors and tal...
No Volunteering In Dubai Without Official Permission

No Volunteering In Dubai Without Official Permission

UAE
The law seeks to encourage a culture of social responsibility in society. Entities conducting volunteering initiatives must first obtain authorisation from Dubai’s Community Development Authority (CDA), according to a new law announced on Sunday. The law permits volunteers to form teams to participate collectively in volunteering programmes in Dubai on the condition that the team has registered itself in the CDA’s database and obtained all required permits. The volunteer teams are not allowed to conduct any fundraising activities, including advertising through any kind of media, unless the team obtains approval from the CDA. Entities must also provide all required tools and safety equipment necessary for the volunteers to perform their activity. In addition, the entities must also
Deported Man Sneaks Into UAE, Jailed For Using Brother’S Id

Deported Man Sneaks Into UAE, Jailed For Using Brother’S Id

UAE
He tried to evade arrest when stopped by a police lieutenant by showing his brother's Emirates ID. A man, who had been deported from the UAE and sneaked illegally back, has been sentenced to six months in jail for producing his brother's ID to a police officer. The 31-year-old Pakistani driver had been banned from entering the UAE but somehow managed to infiltrate through Oman illegally. He tried to evade arrest when stopped by a police lieutenant by showing his brother's Emirates ID. He was found guilty by the Court of First Instance of using another person's authentic personal document and impersonation of another person during a police interrogation. He will be deported at the end of his six-month imprisonment. The incident took place on October 23, last year, and was re...
Murderer Returns To Dubai After 14 Years, Gets Life Term

Murderer Returns To Dubai After 14 Years, Gets Life Term

UAE
He had fled to his home country after committing the crime. A murderer who returned to the UAE 14 years after he fled the country has been given a life term in jail. His two accomplices to the crime had also been given life sentences by the Dubai Criminal Court, reported Al Bayan. In 2003, the man along with a tailor and merchant had attacked a cashier after making sure he was alone. They used sticks and knifed him, stealing nearly Dh3,000 cash. Later they withdrew Dh5,500 using the victim's ATM card, then fled. Police were able to apprehend the accomplices. The third criminal, of Asian nationality, had fled to his homeland. Source
50% UAE Professionals Are Seeking Jobs In A New Industry

50% UAE Professionals Are Seeking Jobs In A New Industry

UAE
1 in 2 UAE professionals are seeking job in a new industry in the next few months, survey finds. One in every two (50 per cent) UAE professionals are considering an industry change in the next few months, according to the most recent "Top Industries in the Middle East and North Africa" survey Bayt.com and YouGov. This is in spite of the fact that only one in four (24 per cent) respondents report having changed industries during the last two years. The desire to find a new job, switch current career or industry altogether is also translating to heavier online activities. Amongst those considering an industry change in the UAE, the most appealing industries include banking/finance/accounting (10 per cent), followed by Aerospace/ Airline/ Aviation (8 per cent), and Manufacturing (...
How Indian Expats Mint Money For Home Country

How Indian Expats Mint Money For Home Country

Lifestyle
Remittances to the Middle East and North Africa grew 9.3 per cent to $53 billion in 2017. India retained its position as the world's top remittance recipient as global remittances rebounded 7 per cent to $613 billion in 2017, from $573 billion in 2016, driven by higher oil prices and a strengthening of the euro and rouble, World Bank said on Monday. Remittance inflows improved in all regions and the top remittance recipients were India with $69 billion, followed by China ($64 billion), the Philippines ($33 billion), Mexico ($31 billion), Nigeria ($22 billion) and Egypt ($20 billion), the Bank said in its latest "Migration and Development Brief." In 2018, remittances are expected to continue to increase by 4.1 per cent to reach $485 billion. Global remittances are expected to grow ...
10 Government Jobs That Pay Up To Dh40,000 In UAE

10 Government Jobs That Pay Up To Dh40,000 In UAE

Jobs, UAE
Take a look at jobs across various departments in UAE. Job forecast shows opening of new job opportunities in the UAE as well as a strong job market. Dubaicareers.ae has published government job opportunities on their website, with many jobs offering a monthly salary up to Dh40,000. With an array of government job openings, expats eyeing only the private sector should widen their search and check out the multiple work opportunities available. The portal has been launched by Dubai Smart Office in partnership with LinkedIn and Oracle, to assist government entities to attract right talent in order to achieve the city's vision of becoming the 'best city in the world' by 2071. It also displays special features on their website that will help job seekers to apply for job openings ...
Weather: Rough Sea, Waves Up To 6Ft High To Hit UAE Offshore

Weather: Rough Sea, Waves Up To 6Ft High To Hit UAE Offshore

UAE
The relative humidity will increase by night. The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has warned of rough sea and high waves in the Arabian Gulf. Waves up to 6 ft high are also expected to hit offshore of the UAE. Beachgoers are advised to be cautious while swimming in the various beaches in the region. pic.twitter.com/W5ELOwIeiE — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 24 April 2018 The overall weather in the country will be fair with an increase in the number of clouds over some areas. Moderate winds will blow in general, freshening at times especially over the sea and causing blowing dust/sand over some exposed areas. "The relative humidity will increase by night and early morning over some coastal and western internal areas, may fog/mist form," NCM added. The sea w
Video: Filipina Warns UAE Expats Against Online Phone Scams

Video: Filipina Warns UAE Expats Against Online Phone Scams

UAE
Don't share sensitive information with anyone: Abu Dhabi Police. As online prize scams dupe residents, Abu Dhabi Police has launched an social media campaign to raise awareness about such scams through real life accounts told by residents. In a series of videos - using personal accounts - the Abu Dhabi Police urges people to not believe or respond to any spam messages, links or fake ads claiming to offer cash prizes, highlighting that such fake messages are a way to lure people into sharing their bank account details and steal money from them. In a recent video posted by the Abu Dhabi Police, an online phone scam victim, a Filipina, said that she had received a call from persons who asked for her bank details, including the card number and PIN code. The woman later discover...
Qatari Fighter Jets Intercept UAE Civilian Plane Again

Qatari Fighter Jets Intercept UAE Civilian Plane Again

UAE
The UAE would be filing a complaint to the International Civil Aviation Organisation. The UAE said on Sunday that Qatari fighter jets narrowly avoided a UAE passenger flight over Bahrain, the latest in a series of such events. The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority said the incident took place at midday on Sunday and the captain of the flight with 86 passengers onboard had "to make a quick manoeuvre to avoid collision" #wam_breaking | "Qatari fighter Jets" endanger the safety of #UAE civilian plane in #Bahrain's airspace.#wamnews pic.twitter.com/4ZlUQF5q9i — WAM News / English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) 22 April 2018 "Qatari jets chased the UAE passenger plane and came close to it, less than 700 feet, leaving just seconds before collision...a very dangerous and unsafe approach which end
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