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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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Emirati businessman buys number plate for Dh10 million

© Provided by Khaleej Times Emirati businessman buys number plate for Dh10 million An Emirati businessman,  Ahmed Al Marzuoqi, 23; has won the bid to own the exclusive Abu Dhabi number 2 plate for a whopping Dh10 million. “I am…

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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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RTA to ease traffic congestion with Dh1 billion road project

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed 85 per cent of Parallel Roads Improvement Project – Phase 1 (Godolphin District). The two bridges crossing over the Dubai Water Canal had been accomplished and all construction works under this Phase would…

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Filipinos in UAE warned about sex outside wedlock

Reminder issued after another such case came to light Dubai: Legalise your union or risk jail term, officials reminded Filipinos. The reminder came when news of a sex out of wedlock case in the UAE made headlines in the Philippines…

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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…