Know the law: Avoid overstaying in UAE or face jail, Immigration Ban (source: Khaleej Times)

A lot of people come to the UAE on tourist visa and some of them do not return to their home countries. There are some who have residence/employment visa, but stay on despite cancellation due to different reasons. Those who overstay can face a host of issues and should be aware of them.Let's [...]

By |2017-11-14T13:05:27+00:00November 14th, 2017|Governments|0 Comments

120 New Smart Gates in Dubai Airport Terminals (source: Gulf News)

4.5 million travellers used smart gates this year Passengers arriving at or departing from the Dubai International Airport can finally say goodbye to long queues with the installation of more smart gates that will allow passage through immigration within seconds. With the installation of 120 new-generation smart gates at all terminals, [...]

By |2017-11-14T05:58:54+00:00November 14th, 2017|Governments|0 Comments

UAE takes lead in digital transformation (source: Khaleej Times)

UAE is also looking at the food and water security as well as necessary skills for the future of the citizens The UAE has declared itself an "open global laboratory" to transform the concepts of the fourth industrial revolution into an international shared agenda, said Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and [...]

By |2017-12-12T13:56:41+00:00November 13th, 2017|Governments|0 Comments

UAE businesses asked to file excise tax returns, pay dues before November 15 (source: Khaleej Times)

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has called upon businesses registered for excise tax to file their October returns before the deadline on November 15, 2017, in order to avoid the penalties. The authority has stressed the necessity of filing returns regularly before the 15th of every month for the previous tax period. All [...]

By |2017-11-14T05:57:06+00:00November 12th, 2017|Governments, Taxes|0 Comments

Dubai CommerCity: First e-commerce free zone to accelerate growth (source :Dubai Airport Freezone/Handout via Thomson Reuters Zawya)

 DUBAI - H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), witnessed the launch of ‘Dubai CommerCity,’ an AED 2.7-billion, 2.1-million square feet joint venture between DAFZA and wasl Asset Management Group, in the Umm Ramool area. Dubai CommerCity, the first free zone dedicated to e-commerce in the [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:32:41+00:00October 31st, 2017|Governments|0 Comments

VAT on commercial property not expected to have significant impact, says Land Department official (source :Thomson Reuters Zawya)

The introduction of value-added-tax (VAT) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on commercial real estate next year is not expected to significantly impact businesses in the emirate of Dubai, but will likely drive companies to become more “effective” and “efficient”, an official from the Dubai Land Departmentsaid. All six member states of [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:38:17+00:00October 31st, 2017|Governments|0 Comments

How the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) will impact your business

Common Reporting Standard (CRS) Is an initiative of OECD and endorsed by G20 to prevent Offshore Tax Evasion and proper application of tax regimes to maintain. More than 90 countries are committed to implement the CRS and UAE is of them. How CRS Works: In countries where CRS requirements have been enacted into local [...]

By |2017-08-20T11:34:55+00:00August 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

UAE Health Insurance Law

Health Insurance Law: Mandatory Health Insurance for UAE employees Health Insurance is now considered as one of the requirements that all employers need to consider for their employees in order to continue business in the UAE. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has made it clear to the public that all employers have to provide [...]

By |2017-08-20T11:36:15+00:00August 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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