New weekend in UAE from 1 January 2022

UAE announced today that it will transition to a four and a half day working week, with Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday forming the new weekend. All Federal government departments will move to the new weekend from January 1, 2022.

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Booster dose

Booster vaccine recommended for people over 18 years

Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Health and Prevention has approved the booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 18 and above.

The eligible categories include those who are fully vaccinated with the two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Read more

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Cashless payments

Cashless option for all talabat vendors

talabat UAE says that 100% cashless transactions are the future of online payments, introduces cashless option for all vendors

  • talabat, the UAE’s leading food delivery and q-commerce platform has introduced a cashless-only option for vendor payments
  • The organisation intends Read more
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Talabat rider

Entire fleet of over 15,000 riders are fully vaccinated

talabat UAE is the first online food delivery platform to fully vaccinate its entire fleet of over 15,000 riders

  • talabat UAE’s nation-wide vaccination program was successfully completed across all seven emirates in collaboration with the Department of Health – Read more
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UAE labour law – new rules allow for more flexible work

The UAE is introducing a new labour relations law in the private sector. President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued the federal decree – Law No.33 of 2021 – on the regulation of labour Read more

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Gates

New star rating system for Dubai restaurants. Applications will be accepted from January 2022

Restaurants in Dubai could soon be recognised with a new kind of award in the form of a Dubai Star.

Dubai Municipality launched the star-rated system this week saying it will assess and award restaurants based on how well Read more

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