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Owing to mounting rents last year, majority of companies in the UAE are said to be reviewing their housing rent allowances given to employees to help them protect against the annual spend on accommodation.
The one-time security deposit which an expat has to give for a visa to hire a domestic help, has been raised from Dh 2000 to Dh 3000, which is refundable in case the visa is cancelled.
1/12/2014 - The labour ministers in GCC may shortly implement a skill assessment and certification project on expat workers, together with major manpower exporting countries like India, Pakistan and the Philippines.
20/11/2014 - Dubai has been identified as the most attractive city in the world to live in, both in terms of professional and private life, said a new Insead Alumni Survey.
10/11/2014 - On the occasion of UAE National Day, all ministries and federal departments in the country will remain closed from 2nd December 2014 to 4th December 2014, with work resuming on 7th December 2014.
29/9/2014 - The Eid Al Adha holidays in UAE will start from 3rd October 2014 and will conclude on 6th October 2014.
19/9/2014 - Job opportunities across Dubai are likely to grow as corporate occupier activity continues to remain strong this year, reveals a new report.
14/8/2014 - Visitors to the UAE from 45 countries, who are eligible for a 30-day visa-on-arrival, will now have to pay Dh 600 if they choose to extend their stay beyond the specified time period.
6/8/2014 - The new Concourse D terminal at Dubai International Airport will be connected to an existing terminal by driverless train, which will open by first quarter of next year, a top official revealed.
17/7/2014 - The UAE has entered into the space race with a project to send an unmanned investigation to Mars by 2021.