Drydocks World now an affiliate of Dubai Ports Authority media centre

New law establishes Drydocks World as Dubai Ports Authority affiliate

The law outlines the authority’s responsibilities, including planning and policy development for overseeing the emirate’s seaports and terminals

UAE reduces legal age to run a business

UAE reduces legal age to run a business

The issuance of the new law replaces previous legislation that remained in effect for almost three decades

UAE announces new law for non-Muslims expatriates

The federal decree-law on personal status will come into effect from February 1, 2023

Remote work

Dutch approve to make work from home a legal right

The pandemic has fuelled a shift in attitudes about work

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE

Sheikh Mohammed issues law to establish Dubai Media Council

The council will develop Dubai’s media strategy and oversee its implementation

Sheikh Khalifa issues new law to regulate family business ownership in Abu Dhabi

The law is not applicable to family-owned businesses where non-family members own more than 40 per cent of shares

Why it is essential for non-Muslim expats in the UAE to have a registered will

Non-Muslim expatriates can now register their wills online

UAE’s new labour law to largely align public and private sector benefits

Under the new law, employees in both sectors will get similar leaves and end-of-service benefits

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