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Dubai makes it to Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities to visit in 2020

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Al-Futtaim Toyota goes pink this October

DUBAI: As part of its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Al-Futtaim Toyota, in collaboration with Pink Caravan mini-mobile clinic has provided free screenings to over 120 female associates in the third week of October. As part of the initiative, up to 70 women...

5-day paternity leave, penalties for discrimination part of new DIFC labor laws 

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Jun. 24, 19 | 3:38 pm

New labor laws pushed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai will come into force on August 28. 

This, as H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid recently signed Dubai International Financial Center Employement Law No. 2 of 2019 based on international working standards.

The new law seeks to address issues like paternity leave, sick leave payment,  and end of service benefits.

The new law hopes to balance employer and employee needs in order to improve the working environment of 24,000 labor force.

For the employers, provisions include expansion of employee duties, reduction of statutory sick pay, limiting the application of late penalties for end of service settlements.

For employees they can expect the introduction of 5 day paternity leave, penalties for discrimination, and following basic conditions for employment, visa and residency sponsorship.

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Dubai makes it to Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities to visit in 2020

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With the upcoming World Expo 2020, Dubai has been recently placed in Lonely Planet's top 10 cities to visit next year. Dubai ranked 9th in the list of cities that were voted by a panel of travel experts. Lonely Planet also highlighted the opening of the Museum of the...

Saudi bans using curtains in car

Saudi bans using curtains in car

Drivers using curtains in their cars in Saudi Arabia are committing a traffic offense and will be fined up to SR300 ($80), according to the local media. The Traffic Police Department said using curtains in cars is one of the main causes of accidents in the Gulf...

WATCH: Saudi party turns chaotic as guests begin fistfight

WATCH: Saudi party turns chaotic as guests begin fistfight

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Sarah Geronimo fulfills dream movie project with “Unforgettable”

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Al-Futtaim Toyota goes pink this October

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