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Manpower bars amendments to expats’ data
The Public Authority of Manpower (PAM) emphasized the prohibition of amending the work permit data of expatriates such as name, date of birth and nationality.
World Logistics Passport Partners with Dubai Municipality and FIATA at Global Summit 2023
The World Logistics Passport (WLP), a global private sector-led initiative established to help trade flow, announced two new strategic partnerships and three pilot trade routes at its first in-person Global Summit in Dubai, UAE.
Dubai Future Labs signs with UAE tech company Eanan at Dubai Airshow to boost drone R&D
Dubai Future Labs, an initiative by Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), today signed a partnership agreement with Emirati technology company Eanan to enhance R&D cooperation in the drone sector.
Dubai: Can an expat register his will in his home country for UAE assets?
Rents and property prices in Dubai’s key areas such as International City, Silicon Oasis, Ras Al Khor, Mirdif, Al Warqa and others will see double-digit increases that will be connected through Dubai Metro’s upcoming Blue Line.
Dubai: Do tenants have to pay cost of wear and tear when moving out of apartment?
I have been living in a rented apartment in Dubai for the last five years and I plan to vacate it shortly.
UAE sets rules for National Day celebrations
The Ministry of the Interior issued a set of guidelines for the people to follow during National Day celebrations, emphasising the importance of ensuring safety and maintaining a civilised atmosphere of joy and happiness.
Algeria and Saudi Arabia prepare for trade boost after 8 deals signed at business forum
Trade, investment and tourism ties between Algeria and Saudi Arabia are set to deepen after eight agreements were signed by the two nations at a business forum.
Saudi EXIM Bank and Thai counterpart sign MoU to propel trade exchange
Trade exchange between Saudi Arabia and Thailand is on track to flourish following a new agreement signed by the Saudi EXIM Bank.
KUFPEC signs MoUs to expand its exploration portfolio in Pakistan
Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) signed Thursday memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with companies operating in Pakistan in line with the company’s strategic objectives to boost the value of KUFPEC’s assets.
Oman LNG to sell 1m tons of gas annually to UK’s BP for 9 years
British multinational oil and gas company BP is on track to receive 1 million tons of Omani liquefied natural gas annually starting in 2026 amid a new agreement.
Saudi Arabia and China sign currency swap agreement worth $6.9bn
The Saudi Central Bank, also known as SAMA, and the People’s Bank of China have signed a local currency swap agreement worth SR26 billion ($6.93 billion) as collaboration between the countries continues to strengthen.
Japanese travel company signs memorandum of understanding with Saudi Tourism Authority
HIS, a Tokyo-based travel company, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi Tourism Authority to boost tourism in the Kingdom.
Dubai, China strengthen capital market ties with new agreement
Dubai and China are set to enhance their capital market ties through a newly signed agreement between their stock exchanges.
Deals worth $1.5bn likely to be signed at Egyptian-Saudi business forum
Investments between Saudi Arabia and Egypt are set to flourish as multiple agreements worth $1.5 billion are expected to be signed during the Egyptian-Saudi Business Forum.
UAE: What is the procedure for non-Muslims to get married in Dubai?
My fiancé and I live in Dubai. We are non-Muslims and wish to get married in the UAE. How should we go about this?
Dubai: How tenants can sublet apartments without breaking law
I understand sharing apartments without a landlord's approval in Dubai is illegal. How do I go about getting this approval? And will the tenancy contract need to mention the names of all the people sharing the apartment?
UAE: Legal measures taken against woman, son after video goes viral
Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution has taken legal measures against a mother and her son after a video clip went viral on social media.
UAE announces new law on pension
A new Federal Decree Law has been announced by the General Pension and Social Security Authority.
Kuwait Diabetes Society signs MoU with Sanofi
The Kuwait Diabetes Society (KDS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sanofi for patients living with diabetes and dyslipidemia.
Saudi Arabia, Russia sign agreement to combat corruption
Saudi Arabia’s Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) and Russia’s Public Prosecution Service signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday in Moscow to combat corruption and strengthen joint cooperation, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Saudi Arabia, Barbados sign air transport services agreement
Saudi Minister of Transport and Logistics Services Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, who is also chairman of the board of directors of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, signed an air transport agreement in Riyadh on Friday with Barbados, represented by Foreign Minister Kerrie D. Symmonds.
Ajar partners with Tasleeh to streamline property management
Ajar, the largest Property Management platform in Kuwait, has announced a strategic partnership with Tasleeh, an all-in-one digital solution offering 24/7 assistance to property owners and tenants.
Egypt’s Suez Canal signs $15.6bn deal for green hydrogen manufacturing
Egypt’s Suez Canal Economic Zone has signed a $15.6 billion agreement with prominent Chinese companies to boost green fuel manufacturing initiatives.
SPPC signs two purchase agreements for solar PV projects
Two major solar photovoltaic projects with a total capacity to power 265,000 homes a year have been announced by Saudi Power Procurement Co.
GAMI reaches deal to support mergers in defense sector
Localization in Saudia Arabia’s defense manufacturing industry has received a boost after the General Authority for Military Industries signed an agreement to help mergers with private firms in the sector.
UAE: Residents to now pay more for health insurance as premiums rise up to 35%
UAE residents will have to shell out more for their health insurance premiums as nearly a dozen companies have increased premiums by up to 35 per cent in the last two months.
MP says govt has lost support, lawmaker to grill justice minister
Clouds of disagreement between MPs and the government appeared on Sunday as MP Abdulwahab Al-Essa claimed the government has lost the leadership’s support and MP Metab Al-Enezi said he will grill the justice minister for undermining national unity.
Taif business forum attracts $2.9bn in investment agreements
Investment agreements exceeding SR11 billion ($2.9 billion) were announced on the first day of the Taif Investment Forum, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
Saudi healthcare set for technological boost as ministry signs MoU
The Saudi Ministry of Health has inked a memorandum of understanding with the medical technology giant Becton, Dickinson and Co., with the aim of advancing digital transformation through modern technology.
Saudi Arabia arrests 16,695 illegals in one week
Saudi authorities arrested 16,695 people in one week for breaching residency, work and border security regulations, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
UAE: Can an employer demote worker without giving a valid reason?
I was hired for a managerial position at a Dubai-based company. I have just been told that I will be demoted to an Assistant Manager position over my 'performance'.
UAE jobs: Can parental leave be combined with annual holidays?
Can you tell me about parental leave in UAE? I just became a father, but I don't want to avail of the leave immediately. Do I need to take them all at once? Please advise.
South Korea, Kuwait hail deep-rooted ties
The South Korean Embassy in Kuwait hosted a reception on Wednesday to commemorate National Foundation Day. The event was attended by numerous Arab and foreign diplomats, as well as members of the Korean community.
UAE: Bought your phone online? Here's how you can claim warranty
Question: I bought a brand-new mobile phone from an online store. It's developed some problems. Does warranty/guarantee apply to items bought online?
UAE and Jordan sign $2bn investment MoU to boost bilateral cooperation
The UAE’s Ministry of Investment has signed a memorandum of understanding worth $2 billion with Jordan, aimed at establishing a framework for investment cooperation in key areas.
Kuwait and Saudi Arabia sign cybersecurity MoU
Kuwait and Saudi Arabia signed on Thursday a memorandum of understanding in the field of cybersecurity.
Entrepreneurs in Bahrain to benefit from new crowdfunding investment plan
Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Bahrain will soon have access to alternative financing support thanks to a new agreement signed by the Labor Fund, also known as Tamkeen.
Knowledge Economic City signs $933m deal with GIB Capital
The Knowledge Economic City Co. has signed an agreement with Gulf International Bank Capital for SR3.5 billion ($933 million) in a bid to establish a real estate investment fund.
Saudi fund seals $100m loan deal to propel Argentina’s water sector
Argentina’s water sector is set to get a boost thanks to a $100 million deal signed with the Saudi Fund for Development
Saudi Justice Ministry grants licenses to 15 international law firms
The Saudi Ministry of Justice has granted licenses to 15 international law firms to operate in the Kingdom, with another 15 applications currently under review, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday.
Deals worth $800m signed at largest-ever Saudi Agriculture exhibition
Agreements worth more than SR3 billion ($800 million) were signed at a four-day gathering focused on food and agriculture in Riyadh.
KPC, Kuwait University sign MoU to collaborate on education, research
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) CEO Sheikh Nawaf Saud Al-Sabah on Thursday described risk management as a keystone to decision-making process
Saudi Arabia, Finland forge alliance to propel digital economy
The digital economy sector in Saudi Arabia and Finland will open new opportunities and drive innovation, with both nations planning to develop internet-connected technologies.
KU signs MoU with KOC on healthcare
The Medical Sciences Center of Kuwait University (KU) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), aiming to exchange expertise and boost partnership in the healthcare field.
Kuwait’s Namaa Charity to aid Sudanese families
Kuwait’s Namaa Charity of Social Reform Society and UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Kuwait on Tuesday signed an agreement enabling UNHCR to provide multi-purpose cash assistance to 338 families displaced due to outbreak of conflict in Sudan.
Diriyah Co., Shraka Association unite to empower individuals with disabilities
Diriyah Co. signed an agreement with the Shraka Association on Tuesday to extend support to individuals with disabilities.
KFAS and London School of Economics sign agreement
The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) said that the cooperation agreement (Kuwait Program) with the London School of Economics and Political Science provides training and research opportunities to develop the capabilities of Kuwaiti researchers and enhance their communication with the international research community.
MODON inks three agreements to boost Saudi Arabia’s logistics sector
Chinese and Japanese firms have inked logistics agreements with the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones, also known as MODON.
QatarEnergy inks 27-year LNG supply deal with Italy’s Eni
QatarEnergy has signed a sale and purchase agreement with Eni to supply up to 1 million tons of liquefied natural gas annually to Italy.
Saudi Arabia, South Korea sign 52 MOUs to boost cooperation across various sectors
Saudi Arabia and South Korea signed 52 memorandums of understanding for cooperation in various fields on the sidelines of the Saudi-Korean Investment Forum on Sunday.
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