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To live and work in Dubai a work permit and residency visa is required. Upon arriving in the UAE you will receive a Visitor’s Visa.

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ask-louiseQuestionI have just got a new Emirates I.D. card  which is valid for 1 year and want to add my E-gate to it. I live in Abu Dhabi. Where can I go, to have the E-Gate feature ‘added’ to my I.D. card? (My wife is getting a new card as well so I will change her card at the same time).

AnswerI presume you have Abu Dhabi residency if you live there and not Dubai. Either way it is a very simple process to add the e-gate to your ID card whether you are in Dubai or Abu Dhabi. There are many centers which will do this for you, follow the links to find out where is nearest to you Read more

join-our-team‘Looking for a new job but without the every day work commitment? Are you outgoing and enjoy meeting new people? Are you interested in a career opportunity to introduce expatriates into your town and help them with certain elements of settling in?

Move One’s Relocation Team in the Middle East is expanding and looking for new Consultants to help expats in their process of relocating. Work part-time, flexible hours and be part of a dynamic team of relocation professionals assisting 100s of assignees each month find their future homes, source new schools, settle into their new environment and learn how to navigate their new location. Read more

Dubai-Airport-Freezone-DAFZAQ. What is a free zone? Why do some companies opt to set up their business in free zones?

A. In general, a free zone or free trade zone may be described as a portion of a city or a clearly designated area in a country apportioned for business activities such as the receipt and storage of goods without any import duties, and where commercial/industrial operations may be carried on and certain taxes or restrictions on business or trade do not apply.

What makes free trade zones attractive for business is the tax exemption they offer; and, especially in the UAE where regular companies are required to have a UAE national sponsor, the fact that businessmen get to enjoy 100% ownership and control of their business. Read more

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