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What if one would like to perform my pilgrimage to the Holy City of Meccah during the course of employment in Dubai?

October 23, 2018 | 212 | Faqs

Article 87 specifically provides for a maximum of 30 unpaid days for Muslims who wish to do their pilgrimage to Mecca. This provision applies to all Muslims employed in the UAE, whether you’re a UAE national or not. The leave for Haj does not, in any way, affect your entitlement to other leave benefits.

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Is there anything that one needs to know about prolonged use or exposure to AC-cold air and Dubai's hot summer?

October 23, 2018 | 199 | Faqs

Besides making living possible in Dubai during the hot summer months, here are a few AC-friendly reminders:

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What do one needs to know about business etiquette in Dubai?

October 23, 2018 | 173 | Faqs

Dubai business etiquette conforms to that in any other modern center of business. Men in business suits and women in smart formals that cover the shoulders, and skirts that go below the knees. Business hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm but Government and public organizations may have different hours, usually from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. Friday and Saturday are the weekly holidays.

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What about business destinations such as the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DICEC)?

October 23, 2018 | 181 | Faqs

The DWTC is located on one of Dubai's main arterial roads, Sheikh Zayed Road. The DWTC metro station connects the DWTC and DICEC to many centers in the city such as the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), the airport (terminals 1 and 3), and major hotels and landmarks. The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is also located on Sheikh Zayed Road, near the DWTC, and is served by the metro.

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Where is Dubai airport?

October 23, 2018 | 231 | Faqs

Dubai's airport is very conveniently located. It's possible to get excellent accommodation just five minutes away at the convention hotels in Festival City, or near the Creek or Yacht Club. The airport is connected to the Metro (terminals 1 and 3), and taxis are easily available.

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What about transportation within Dubai?

October 23, 2018 | 176 | Faqs

An economical option, the Dubai Metro can take you to more than 45 points in Dubai for as little as AED 1.80. The Road Transport Authority (RTA), which looks after Dubai's roads and road transportation, runs bus services that feed the Metro, making it easy to get to major shopping malls and other landmark destinations. Taxis are also available from as little as AED 3.00. The Dubai Tram serves part...

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Is Dubai ideal for events?

October 23, 2018 | 180 | Faqs

Dubai is the ideal place to host international events. Strategically placed in the middle of the Eurasian landmass, it is at most an eight-hour flight from most important centers. There are facilities like the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) purpose-built to house such events, as well as hotel venues that can cater for large and small scale events.

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Will my mobile phone work in Dubai?

October 23, 2018 | 159 | Faqs

International roaming is accessible in Dubai. It may be more economical, however, to buy pre-paid local SIM cards. Special SIM cards tailored to the needs of visitors are available from both service providers.

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Can one bring my pet over with them?

October 23, 2018 | 154 | Faqs

Pets may be brought in to the UAE with the proper paperwork. You (as the owner) must apply for an import permit with the Department of Agriculture and Quarantine. The permit authorizes the corresponding office in your home country to export your pet to the UAE. The permit also contains the conditions for import/export. These conditions vary, depending on the animal types and the originating countr...

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Is bringing my car a practical option?

October 23, 2018 | 160 | Faqs

No, it isn’t. Cars, rentals or new purchases are cheap. A huge selection of makes and models are available in the UAE, even for most luxury car brands. Again, sourcing your vehicle locally is a more practical route.

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