Press Dossier   News Category    Legal   
New UAE law: What happens if postdated rent cheques bounce?
I am a Dubai resident and my business has run into some problems. With cheque bounce cases decriminalised in UAE, can you explain to me what happens if my postdated rent cheque is not honoured?
Experts praise new Saudi specialist anti-fraud units
Legal and financial experts have supported the decision of the Saudi Attorney General Saud Al-Mojeb to create new specialized units for investigating financial fraud.
New UAE labour law: How to calculate gratuity if you're leaving your job after Feb 2
With the new labour law coming into effect on February 2, the old gratuity calculation scheme shall apply to private sector employees under unlimited contracts until their contracts are renewed to limited within the coming year, legal experts have said.
Saudi Arabia and South Korea sign intellectual property partnership
Saudi Arabia and South Korea recently agreed to implement 35 intellectual property projects together.
Freelance visa in UAE explained: Types, cost, eligibility
The UAE has introduced freelance visas (self-employment) for a host of categories to woo brilliant minds into the country.
Up to Dh10,000 fine: New Dubai resolution issued on vehicle rentals
Dubai issued a new resolution relating to vehicle transportation, obligations of the facilities, violations and administrative penalties and grievances.
New UAE law: Carrying sharp tools a criminal offence from 2022
Under the UAE’s new penal law, carrying knives, blades, hammers or any sharp tools is a crime unless required in certain professions.
Saudi Arabia signs deal with Sanofi on diabetes research
The Saudi Health Council has signed a memorandum of understanding with French healthcare company Sanofi to collaborate on research and development initiatives in the field of diabetes in the Kingdom.
KSrelief, IOM sign $20m Yemen aid deals
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center signed two agreements with the International Organization for Migration on Yemen.
South Korea, GCC expect free trade deal within 6 months as negotiations resume
South Korea and the Gulf Cooperation Council agreed on Wednesday to resume free trade, with an agreement expected to be reached within six months from the date of the first round of negotiations.
Aramco signs 10 agreements during Saudi-Korean Investment Forum
The Saudi Arabian Oil Company signed one agreement and nine MoUs with leading Korean entities, which aim to advance its downstream strategy and support development of low-carbon energy solutions, while creating new financing options for the company.
Tatweer signs youth wellbeing programme with EMPWR
The government-led Sharjah Capability Development (Tatweer) and ‘Forbes 30 Under 30’-famed Ally Salama’s EMPWR have signed an agreement to launch Wathba, a year-long mental wellbeing and leadership development programme focused on youth.
Saudi PIF plans a green hydrogen project with Korea's Posco and Samsung C&T
Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund signed a MoU with Korea's Posco and Samsung C&T to develop a new green hydrogen production plant.
Saudi, Korean firms sign multiple business deals as countries partner on developing hydrogen economy
Saudi Arabia and South Korea agreed to work together in developing the hydrogen economy, President Moon Jae-in’s office said, after the Korean leader’s meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi Justice Ministry unit verifies 1.2 million notarial applications
The Saudi Ministry of Justice said its Notarial Central Support Unit had verified and certified over 1.2 million applications since Oct. 2020.
Saudi Public Prosecution warns of harsh penalties for spreading rumors
Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecution said on Monday that spreading rumors or lies about any matter “related to public order” is considered a serious crime in the Kingdom and anyone caught doing so faces arrest and tough penalties.
Will I get compensation if apartment is not delivered on time?
Question: I had booked an apartment in mainland Dubai two years ago. The completion date was 2019, with a grace period of two years. However, the grace period ended in December 2021 and the flat has still not been handed over to us. What are my legal options here? Could I get compensation? If so, how much? I only ask because we are still staying in a rented property, despite owning a flat that was supposed to be handed over to us two years ago.
UAE and South Korea sign agreements in defense, hydrogen cooperation
The UAE and South Korea signed several agreements on Sunday during President Moon Jae-in’s official visit to the Emirates to attend the “Day of Korea” ceremony at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Live-in relationships in UAE: Who gets to stay in shared rented apartment after break-up?
I started staying with my boyfriend after live-in relationships were legalised in the UAE. However, the relationship is not going too well and we may need to separate soon.
Dubai-India flight: UAE regulator investigating aborted Emirates airline take-off
The UAE civil aviation regulator has opened an investigation into an aborted take-off by an Emirates airline passenger jet this month at Dubai airport, the carrier confirmed on Saturday.
Assembly approves amendments on print, audio-visual laws
Kuwait’s National Assembly on Thursday approved in the second deliberation a draft law to amend some provisions of the print and publishing law. Out of 50 attendees, only one voted against the Law, forty-seven voted for the amendment, while two others declined.
New reforms for workers' rights approved
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai chaired the first Cabinet meeting of the year at Dubai Expo 2020's UAE pavilion. The Dubai ruler said a slew of regulations, including those guaranteeing workers' rights, was approved by the Cabinet on Friday, January 14.
UAE law: What to do if employers don't pay salaries on time
As part of a new legal provision, Dubai Courts can issue an order to freeze companies' assets that fail to pay the salaries of more than 100 workers.
New UAE law on charity and donations: Fines, what's banned and what's allowed?
A federal law regulating donations prohibits individuals from collecting charity funds without prior authorisation in the UAE.
Labour reforms, green building, new sports law: 11 highlights from the first 2022 UAE Cabinet meeting
The UAE Cabinet approved several new regulations on Friday.
Sheikh Mohammed hails 12 types of work permits at first Cabinet meeting of 2022
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, hailed the 12 types of work permits under the country's new laws.
New decree in Dubai prohibits residential majlises from collecting donations
A new decree issued in Dubai prohibits residential neighbourhood majlises from receiving, collecting or promoting donations.
Saudi Arabia’s attorney general discusses legal cooperation with Russian counterpart
Saudi Arabia’s Attorney General Sheikh Saud bin Abdullah Al-Mujib on Thursday held talks with his Russian counterpart Igor Krasnov, during his visit to Moscow.
Saudi Arabia and Tunisia sign deal to develop renewable energy
Saudi Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman signed a memorandum of understanding with his Tunisian counterpart Naila Nouira El-Kenji to develop renewable energy, energy efficiency and rationalization of consumption.
UAE: Up to Dh50,000 fine for not paying salaries on time; penalties for delays explained
Labour welfare is among the top priorities for the UAE government. The country’s leadership has issued several decrees to protect workers' rights that cover recruitment, pay, housing and health.
Free Trade Agreement with UAE nearing conclusion, says Indian minister
India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, has told the heads of top business and industry associations that the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the UAE is "nearing conclusion".
KGOC sings MoU with Saudi Arabian Chevron to export excess gas
Kuwait Gulf Oil Company (KGOC) and Saudi Arabian Chevron signed yesterday a memorandum of understanding to export spare gas from joint Wafra operations.
New law to regulate possession of private property for public use
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai, issued a law on the expropriation of property for public use in the Emirate of Dubai.
Tajik ambassador highlights visa waiver resolution
Tajikistan introduced entry visa exemption for citizens of 52 countries, including Kuwait, through a resolution issued on Oct 26, 2021, which became effective on Jan 1, 2022. Tajik Ambassador to Kuwait Dr Zubaydullo Zubaydzoda confirmed the initiative as the first of its kind since Tajikistan gained independence.
Cabinet reviews recommendations to develop Khaitan’s infrastructure
The Cabinet was briefed during its weekly meeting on Monday chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah with the recommendation of the Public Services Committee on the results of the coordination meeting between the Public Corporation for Housing Welfare and government agencies regarding the development and modernization of the infrastructure of blocks 1 and 2 in Khaitan.
Saudi Arabia to establish first private equity fund for $26m dedicated to tourism investing
Saudi Arabia's Tourism Development Fund, signed an agreement with investment solutions firm Derayah Financial to establish a SR100 million ($26 million) private close-ended equity fund.
New law ensures inclusive education, job opportunities for people with disabilities
A new law issued in Dubai aims to protect the rights of people with disabilities and ensure their inclusion and integration into society. The law also seeks to include people of determination in the process of drafting policies and legislations that concern them or may affect their quality of life.
Kuwait Gulf Oil Company, Saudi Arabian Chevron to export spare gas from Wafra Joint Operations
The Kuwait Gulf Oil Co. has signed an initial agreement with Saudi Arabian Chevron Co. to export spare gas from the Wafra Joint Operations area.
Saudi ministry system handles 800k requests electronically
In 2021, the Saudi judiciary launched the electronic “Tanfeeth” smart electronic system in all the execution courts in the Kingdom.
Buying an e-scooter? Know these rules; fines for riding in undesignated areas
Question: I reside and work in Al Quoz, Dubai. My office is about 5km away from my residence. Can I purchase an e-scooter and ride it to office daily? Are e-scooters a legally recognised mode of transport that I can ride on footpaths? Are there any rules I must know? Please advise.
Sick leaves, work-from-home during Covid-19; what the new law says
Diagnosed with Covid-19 or got in close contact with someone infected? It’s important to know your legal rights in the workplace under the new labour law, which will come into effect on February 2, 2022.
Dubai Police record drop in criminal reports in 2021
The General Department of Criminal Investigation (CID) at Dubai Police recorded a 31.2 per cent drop in the number of criminal reports in 2021 compared to the previous year.
Foreign residents rebuff Expat Insider report, highlight good side of Kuwait
Foreign residents in Kuwait rebuffed a recent report that ranked Kuwait as the worst destination for expatriates, calling it biased. For the seventh time in eight years, Kuwait was ranked the worst destination for expats – taking the last position in the Expat Insider survey (59th out of 59 countries).
New UAE labour law explained: Weekly days off, 3-year contracts; how latest rules change work systems
Question: Can you explain the new labour law that is set to go into effect from next month? How does it unify public and private sector work systems? What is this new three-year labour contract?
Police reveal 4 ways residents can protect themselves from online scams
Security agencies in the UAE have intensified their efforts to warn residents against cybercrime.
Workers must attend in person for final cancelation request
The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) issued yesterday ministerial circular no. 1/2022 on final cancelation requests for traveling, or canceling and transferring to other sectors. “According to this circular, a final cancelation request for traveling will only be accepted if the employee attends in person at the work relations department.
New privatization rules signed off in Saudi Arabia to encourage investors
Fairness, transparency, and feasibility will now all be taken into consideration before private public partnerships are given the green light in Saudi Arabia after a law change was signed off.
EDB, AD Ports Group sign MoU to provide financing solutions to industrial players
Emirates Development Bank (EDB), a key financial enabler of the country’s economic diversification and industrial transformation agenda, has signed an MoU with the Industrial Cities and Free Zone Cluster of AD Ports Group, to support the industrial sector in the emirate and the UAE.
New law for non-Muslims offers 'modern framework' to settle family disputes, says expert
A legal expert has praised Abu Dhabi's new personal status law for non-Muslim expats for offering a 'modern framework' to settle family disputes.
UAE's LuLu Group, Jammu and Kashmir govt sign MoU to set up food processing hub in Srinagar
The Jammu and Kashmir government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi-based LuLu Group to set up a food processing and logistics hub in Srinagar.
Page 1 of 24