Saturday, April 20, 2024

UAE offers amnesty to irregular foreign workers

Irregular foreign workers, including Bangladeshis, in United Arab Emirates (UAE) can return home by paying a small amount of money due to a recent unofficial amnesty granted by the Gulf nation. Generally irregular foreign workers are arrested and imprisoned for overstaying their visas or changing jobs without maintaining proper residency

Ramadan starts on Monday in UAE

Saudi Arabia will start Ramadan on Monday along with most other Gulf states Dubai: The Moon Sighting Committee has announced that Sunday will be the 30th of Sha’aban. Dr Hadef Bin Jua’an Al Daheri, Minister of Justice, said in a statement after the committee’s meeting Saturday night that Monday will be the first day of ... Read more

In Sharjah, only women can sell lingerie now

Men are no longer allowed to sell lingerie and women undergarments in UAE’s more conservative emirate, Sharjah. The decision came on Tuesday after an executive council session chaired by the emirate’s deputy ruler . “The decision is in line with the care Sharjah aims to give women in society according to the teachings of Islamic ... Read more

Flydubai launches new route

Dubai-based low-cost carrier Flydubai launched its new route from Dhaka yesterday, a new move to bring down the fares of flying to the United Arab Emirates for 700,000 Bangladeshi migrant workers. Flydubai, a sister concern of Emirates, earlier launched its operations in Bangladesh from Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong on January

Expats in UAE can get MRP from now on

Bangladesh missions abroad have finally started issuing machine-readable passport (MRP), nearly 10 months after the modern passport was launched in the country. Missions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi received applications for the MRP on Sunday and Monday respectively, said sources in the foreign ministry