Abu Dhabi, Etihad Towers complex.

New personal status law to be applicable to non-Muslims in Abu Dhabi

A new bilingual court will also be set up in the emirate to deal specifically with these matters, with all procedures conducted in Arabic and English

UAE warns of strict penalties for acts of public indecency

A repeat offender will face imprisonment for a period of not less than three months and a fine of up to Dhs100,000, or one of the two

Dubai registers 670 drunk driving cases in 2020

The Dubai Traffic Prosecution recorded a 41 per cent year-on-year decline in the number of traffic cases in 2020

UAE plans to include 10 new sectors to the companies law, allowing for 100% foreign ownership

The list of sectors and the regulations associated with their entry into the local market will be announced by the UAE Cabinet ‘soon’

Saudi executes three soldiers for ‘high treason’

An investigation allegedly uncovered their collaboration over plots against Saudi Arabia’s military interests, security and stability

First female Emirati common law judge appointed in Dubai’s DIFC Courts

Four new judges have been sworn in at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts

Cover story: Emirati lawyer Youssef Al-Bahar on the UAE taking the right stand

The UAE’s flexible and proactive legal system is helping the country tackle issues such as cybercrime while also keeping an eye on the future

UAE establishes one-day courts to expedite minor cases

The aim is to reduce the backlog of cases in the courts

Kuwait parliament assembly

Kuwait’s parliament passes law to cut expat numbers

The law does not include the previously proposed quota system for expat nationalities

Kuwait workers

Kuwait’s draft law on expat quotas to exempt domestic workers, those on government contracts

Under the new proposal, Indians must not exceed 15 per cent of the population of Kuwaitis

Asian workers take a break at Friday Market in Kuwait City

Kuwait’s National Assembly approves expat quota bill – report

If approved, the law would require some 800,000 Indians to leave the country


Kuwait’s Municipality to dismiss all expats, freeze the hiring of foreign nationals

The expat roles will be replaced by Kuwaiti nationals and by boosting the use of automation and technology

Saudi’s Shoura Council calls for study on keeping expat fee unchanged in 2020

The study will look into the expatriate fee charged on companies and as well as the dependents fee that foreign nationals pay