Last Week in UAE

UAE takes step to make certain that workers are paid on time:

A decree was passed by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation which states that companies which employ more than one hundred workers should pay their workers within a period of 10 days from the due date. If companies are found delaying payment of wages, the ministry would cease to grant any further work permits after the 16th day of the delay.

If companies delay payment of wages in excess of 30 days, judicial authorities would take necessary steps and registration for new companies by the same employer would not be granted. From the 60th day of delay, the employer would have to pay an additional fine for each worker whose salary was delayed.

VPN users to be imprisoned and fined:

The UAE in its fight against cybercrime has banned the use of virtual private networks (VPN’s). And anyone found using a fraudulent computer network protocol address (IP address), with a fake address with the intention of committing a crime would be jailed with a fine of over Dhs 500,000 to Dhs 2,000,000.

Moral Education to be implemented in the School curricula:

The school curricula in UAE would now have a new subject called “Moral Education”. As a part of the subject, students will be taught ethics, personal and community development, culture and heritage, civic education and rights and responsibilities. The introduction of moral education in the curricula was initiated by Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. This initiative is being implemented with the co-operation of the Abu Dhabi education council and the Ministry of education.

Solar Impulse lands In Abu Dhabi:

Solar Impulse landed in Abu Dhabi on 26th of July completing a historic around the globe trip. One of the two pilot’s of the aircraft Mr. Piccard said, “The future is clean. The future is you. The future is now. Let’s take it further.” Solar impulse’s journey around the world began on the 9th of March last year from Abu Dhabi. The flight is a symbol of the future of renewable, clean energy in the making.

FILE - In this April 23, 2016 file photo, Solar Impulse 2 flies over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco at the end of its journey from Hawaii, part of its attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The next leg of the solar-powered around-the-world flight is scheduled to start from Mountain View, Calif., Monday, May 2, 2016, at 5 a.m. PDT, bound for Phoenix.(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Hotel industry to expand its infrastructure with the construction of 183 hotel projects:

The hotel industry is expanding and would have an additional 54,000 rooms by the end of 2020. The number of tourists to the country has been on the rise with each passing year. The hotel industry has decided to expand infrastructure to facilitate to the growing number of tourists. Some of the hotels that would be open for business in 2017 are Paramount Hotel Dubai, Hard Rock Hotel Abu Dhabi, Citymax Hotel Ras Al Khaimah.


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