Dubai announces first-of-its kind ‘retirement visa’ programme

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday launched launched an initiative for retirees from around the world to apply for a retirment visa in Dubai.

Applications can be submitted under the “Retirement in Dubai” program, which is the first of its kind in […]

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By |September 3rd, 2020|News|0 Comments

UAE becomes first Arab country to grant paternal leave

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan approved new amendments to federal law on the regulation of labour relations, granting paternity leave to employees in the private sector, making the UAE the first Arab country to grant parental leave to private sector employees.

Paternity leave has been offered as part of efforts to support […]

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By |August 31st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Saudi Arabia: New Saudization Rules Announced For the Engineering Sector

The Ministry of Human Resource and Social Development announced the implementation of a new rule for the Saudization of the engineering sector, effective from the beginning of 2021.

The new regulation mandates the employment of Saudi nationals in 117 professions within the engineering sector in order to achieve the total Saudization ratio of 20% by the […]

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By |August 30th, 2020|News|0 Comments

GCC construction sector begins recovery as economies open up.

The GCC construction market has begun to recover in July after a poor performance in the previous months of pandemic, the latest data from BNC intelligence showed. The regional construction market, which is estimated at $2.4 trillion with more than 22,000 active projects, made a smart recovery, recording $11.6 billion worth of new projects announced […]

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By |August 25th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Saudi Arabia launches “flexible work” system.

The Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has launched a new labour system titled “Flexible work regulation” based on work on an hourly-basis for young Saudi jobseekers, local media reported.

This initiative, which will further empower young Saudi men and women, will cover all types of jobs in private sector businesses.

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By |August 20th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Bahrain: New Process Announced for Transfer of Sponsorship

Bahrain: New Process Announced for Transfer of Sponsorship

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority announced a new process for transfer of sponsorship of foreign national employees in Bahrain, wherein the current work visa must be cancelled before the new employer applies for a new work authorization. This temporary process is in effect between July 1 and September […]

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By |July 9th, 2020|News|0 Comments

8 in 10 people in UAE will work remotely after Covid-19 according to The National

79% of people in the UAE are expecting to work remotely more often even after the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, and of those 63% feel this will be permanent, according to a new survey that analysed the impact of the pandemic on work culture.

Meanwhile, 85% of those surveyed are currently working from home, compared to […]

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By |June 29th, 2020|News|0 Comments

GTAI: UAE Economic Update 2020

Germany Trade & Invest has published a highly interesting and detailed article on UAE’s Economic Update in 2020. This article highlights the Oil Prices and Economic Development in the UAE, German Foreign Direct Investments, Foreign Trade & UAE’s Project Markets.

Find out more in the attachment below.

GTAI UAE Economic Update_June 2020

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By |June 23rd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Advisory Group Management Consultants: Beyond COVID-19: Adapting to the Next New Economic and Business Reality

The Advisory Group Management Consultants came out with a very interesting article about ‘Beyond COVID-19: Adapting to the Next New Economic and Business Reality’.

The COVID-19 crisis has been dominating our daily lives ever since the start of the outbreak in January 2020 when it was first declared a Public Health Emergency by the World Health […]

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By |June 16th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Oman: No-Objection Certificate Requirement To Be Eliminated From The Sponsorship Transfer Process


Oman: No-Objection Certificate Requirement To Be Eliminated From The Sponsorship Transfer Process

The Royal Oman Police issued a new law wherein a no-objection certificate will no longer be required for foreign nationals changing employment in Oman, effective January 2021.

Find out more in the attachment below.


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By |June 10th, 2020|News|0 Comments