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UAE cabinet approves VAT executive regulation

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Published September 30 2017, UAE Ministry of Finance The UAE Ministry of Finance has release the Executive Regulation of The Federal Decree-Law No (7) of 2017 on Tax Procedures, approved by the cabinet during its meeting on September 13, 2017, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister…

201705.01
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New rules in Dubai for maternity/childcare leave

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Published May 1 2017, Khaleej Times His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Decree No. 14 of 2017 on maternity and childcare leave for female employees of the Dubai Government. The Decree aims to promote a balance between career and family,…

201704.27
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New law to ensure healthy employees in UAE

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Published April 2017, Khaleej Times The law will upgrade the system of managing occupational safety, especially in regulating workplace injuries. An upcoming public health law will ensure that good health and safety standards are set for employees at the workplace at all levels of service, health officials said on Tuesday. Article 22 of the law…

201703.21
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Electronics banned on some US flights from Middle East

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Published 21 March 2017, BBC The US has announced a ban on large electronic devices from cabin baggage on passenger flights from eight Muslim majority countries. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said extremists were seeking “innovative methods” to bring down jets. Bombs could be hidden in laptops, tablets, cameras, DVD players and electronic games,…

201702.27
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UAE government streamlines incorporation process in Abu Dhabi

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Published 27 February 2017, Emirates 24/7 ADDED adopts a new technique for inspecting commercial license transactions Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has approved a new procedure of inspecting commercial license transactions, starting from the beginning of this year, whereby inspection is postponed until the license is issued, the transaction is completed and all…

201702.07
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UAE approves new visa scheme to lure top foreign execs

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Published 6 February 2017, Arabian Business Cabinet backs integrated entry visa scheme, with first phase targeting professionals in tourism, health and education sectors The UAE Cabinet has approved an integrated entry visa scheme to attract more qualified and highly talented professionals to the country, state news agency WAM reported. The implementation of the new system…

201702.05
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Howesdubai blog – January 2017 update

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Published January 2017, Tim Howe, Bed of Roses https://howesdubai.com/ HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has approved a 300k sq ft expansion to triple the size of Dubai’s International Humanitarian City. This is in the wake of a marked increase in the global demand for emergency aid, as the number of humanitarian disasters and…

201701.10
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To code or not to code?

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Published January 2017, The Oath, Michael Twomey Could smart contracts be the end of lawyers unless they know how to write computer code?  Michael Twomey of Law2020 offers his take………http://cbddubai.com/consultancy/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/The-Oath-published-article.pdf

201701.03
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UAE to monitor private firms on ’emiratisation’ drive from today

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Published January 1 2017, Arabian Business The UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) will start monitoring private companies for implementation of two new emiratisation decrees from today (Monday). The first decree mandates private sector establishments employing over 500 workers to hire at least one Emirati for an occupational health and safety officer position….