Posts Tagged ‘immigration’
The traditional black and white colour that the UAE Nationals wear is not a look of religion, but is about modesty and cultural influences. When an Emirati woman leaves her home, she covers herself with a long black cloak called an “abaya” which is paired with a headscarf called a “sheyla.” A woman should only be seen uncovered by men ineligible to marry her, and therefore does not need to cover in front of her father, father in law, grandfather, brothers, nephews, sons, grandsons and uncles. Read more
The most common time to relocate to any country is during the summer months. For families with school aged children, July or August is the only option to enable the children to start their new school at the beginning of the term. Relocating to Dubai during summer however can pose additional challenges; primarily the soaring summer temperatures, and the likelihood of coinciding with the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan. But how do these two factors really affect moving to Dubai and what advice can we offer to help make the process as stress free as possible? Read more
On your visa you will see the words “HOUSEWIFE/NOT ALLOWED TO WORK.” You are of course allowed to work but only after you obtain a NOC (No Objection Certificate) from your husband stating that he will allow you to work. When you do eventually find a job the company hiring you has to then apply for a labour card for you – you cannot work for them legally without this. .
If you are working without a labour card both you and the company can get fined and you could face imprisonment and/or deportation if caught. Should there be any dispute between you and your employer you will not be able to submit a complaint to the labour courts as you are working illegally. Read more
No sooner have you unpacked the last box in your new home a plethora of house maids will be ringing on your door to offer their services. Do not rush into this – tempting as it may seem at this point in time, sweat still running down your back and your house looking like a bomb has hit it! Read more
Serviced apartments can function as a temporary ‘home away from home’ for business and leisure travelers, as well as expats newly relocated to Dubai. Serviced apartments are fully furnished with a functioning kitchen and are suitable for daily stays, to stays for up to one year. Serviced apartments tend to be a favorable alternative to hotel rooms since they offer a more homey feeling. In addition, serviced apartments often tend to be more spacious and affordable, compared to traditional hotel accommodation. Read more