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Business conditions improve for Dubai’s non-oil sector

Its Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 51.5 in September from 50.9 in August

UAE September purchasing managers’ index rises to 11-month high

Output rose for the fourth straight month

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Dubai businesses return to growth in July as pandemic impact eases

Construction as well as the wholesale and retail industry are leading the upswing

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UAE launches ‘early leave’ for private sector expats to return home during Covid-19 crisis

All establishments are to comply with this directive and employers must book a round ticket for employees availing of this facility

UAE issues decree to regulate private sector job cuts, salary reductions during Covid-19

The provisions of the new resolution are only applicable to expatriate employees

Dubai begins work-from-home for federal government employees

The policy will be gradually applied to all the other emirates across the country

Top 10 ‘in-demand’ job roles in the UAE and the salaries they offer

Employers are seeking candidates with specialist skills, industry experience, and systems knowledge

Revealed: Most in-demand roles in the UAE with predicted salaries for 2020

Up to 82 per cent of UAE business leaders find it challenging to employ relevant talent, finds study

Dubai’s Emirates airline hiring at least 3,000 cabin crew

The airline is especially looking to hire Emiratis

UAE unveils ‘golden card’ permanent residency scheme for expats

The move will see permanent residency granted to “exceptional” professionals

Saudi clarifies holiday entitlement for private sector employees

Private sector employees in the kingdom receive four days off for each of the Eid holidays and leave for paternity

Kuwait plans to pass first ‘pro-expat’ law in nine years – report

The new legislation seeks to increase the annual leave allowance and hike monthly salaries for expats in the private sector

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UAE Cabinet approves long-term visas for certain expats, lists conditions

Long term visas will be granted to investors, entrepreneurs, specialists in the medical, scientific, research and technical fields and outstanding students

UAE’s new visa rules for visitors, students, widows, divorcees take effect on Oct 21

The new rules will see visitor and tourist visas extended for up to 60 days

Saudi restrictions on retail, wholesale roles held by foreigners come into force

From Tuesday outlets selling select items must ensure 70 per cent of jobs are held by Saudis

Saudi prepares inspectors as new restrictions on foreign retail jobs come into force

The government wants the majority of retail roles in 12 areas to be held by Saudis from early September

Saudi brings forward Eid Al Adha holiday

Some workers will receive an extra long Eid break this year

Saudi denies social media ‘rumours’ about expat fees

Expat fees introduced this year will continue to increase until 2020, clarifies ministry

Saudi residents to need registered rental contract for work permit renewal

The new requirement will come into force from later this year

Saudi unemployment rises in Q1, 234,000 foreign workers leave jobs

The exodus comes after more than 277,000 expats left their jobs in the fourth quarter

UAE announces new visa rules for residents, jobseekers and tourists

The UAE Cabinet has also added an insurance scheme in place of bank guarantees when recruiting private sector workers

The Gulf Business Salary Survey 2018

Following a series of major changes relating to taxation, legislation and economic performance over the last 12 months, Gulf Business explores how the regional pay packet has been impacted

UAE says will revoke expat work permits if there is an Emirati replacement

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation is leading a drive to prioritise the hiring of Emiratis

Top 20 salaries in Saudi Arabia 2018

An insight into earnings in Saudi Arabia from the 2018 Gulf Business Salary Survey

Top 20 salaries in the UAE 2018

An insight into earnings in the UAE from the 2018 Gulf Business Salary Survey

Saudi finance minister says no plans to revise expat fee, other reforms

The $80-107 monthly levy was introduced in January

Saudi introduces minimum salary requirements for domestic worker hiring

Citizens and residents will now have to prove they can afford domestic help

Revealed: Top 10 biggest salaries in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia showed the weakest salary growth across the GCC region

Etihad group CEO James Hogan and CFO to step down

Etihad said a global search for a new group CEO and CFO is already underway

Revealed: Top 10 Salaries In Saudi Arabia

Average salaries in Saudi Arabia rose seven per cent to reach $12,978.3 per month in the Gulf Business 2015 Salary Survey.