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Fine for employers who discriminate applicants in the UAE

Employers in United Arab Emirates are reminded to abide by the UAE “Anti Discriminatory Law” in recruiting and hiring their applicants. For a promoter job position in Dubai, one must look good and presentable. However, there are several employees who…

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VAT in UAE: How it will impact your pocket?

© Provided by Khaleej Times VAT in UAE: How it will impact your pocket? The business community and auditing and tax professionals have welcomed further clarity in value-added tax (VAT) following the Executive Regulations and believe that there won’t be…

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Registration opens for tax agents and for tax accounting software vendors

© Provided by Khaleej Times Registration opens for tax agents and for tax accounting software vendors The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has officially opened registration for individuals who are interested in working as tax agents and for tax accounting software…

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PRC: No more CPD for OFWs

DUBAI – Great news for all overseas Filipino workers! The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) of the Philippines has announced that it will defer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) applications for certain individuals, including OFWs. Released on its website on Monday, July 31,…

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Your smartphone is now your passport at Dubai airport

© Provided by Khaleej Times Your smartphone is now your passport at Dubai airport Travelling but forgot your passport? Worry not, you can still fly as long as you have your smartphone. The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs…

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Good news for OFWs: Tighter cargo rules on ‘balikbayan’ boxes eased in run-up to Christmas

Dubai: The word “Balikbayan box” — homecoming goodies in a box — is synonymous to overseas Filipinos, who number about 10 million (out of a population of about 100 million). But tighter rules imposed by the Philippine Customs Bureau in…

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Sharjah church hosts Iftar for 400 Muslims

© Provided by Khaleej Times Sharjah church hosts Iftar for 400 Muslims In an exemplary model of the UAE’s peace and harmony, Muslims and Christians gathered in Sharjah’s St. Michael Church on Wednesday to share lftar meals. The church hosted…

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Now, smartphone is your passport in Dubai

Passengers departing from Terminal 3 can use UAE Wallet app at smart gates. Dubai: Passengers departing from Dubai International Airport can now use their smart phones at the smart gates instead of their passports as part of a new service…

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OFWs, spare 7 min to register for midterm elections

DUBAI – An official from the Philippine Embassy in the capital is urging Filipinos in the country to register early for the May 2019 midterm elections at their respective embassy or consulate. Unregistered voters need to appear personally to capture their…

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Dubai airport gets strict with new baggage rules

The has advised all airlines operating into DXB of the change and has updated its website, mobile app and signage across the airport to help raise awareness. Dubai Airports will soon introduce a new baggage rule to help improve service,…

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