Parental leave
09

UAE Introduces changes to criminal, civil codes and inheritance law

This weekend a surprise announcement came as the UAE proclaimed various legal reforms in the Emirates.

Parental leave
15

Remote working residency visa now available in Dubai

Dubai has launched its “virtual working programme” providing residency visa in Dubai to remote...

Parental leave
30

Parental leave and extension of equal pay amendments to UAE Labour Law

Federal Decree Law No. 6 of 2020 (“the Decree”) was issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa...

Uae Economic Substance
29

UAE Economic Substance Regulations

Cabinet Ministers Decision No. 57 of 2020 concerning Economic Substance Requirements...

Corona
25

UAE-Israel Peace Accord

On August 13, 2020, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi...

RAK ICC Foundations
2

Managing Cash Flows in Uncertain Times

Navigating your business through this ‘black swan’ event will be one of the most challenging experiences...

Senat
28

Reminder to submit audited financial statements by RAKEZ licensed Companies

RAKEZ on 11 May 2020, provided an update on their previous announcement that only industrial clients...

Senat
21

Extensions announced for lodgement of Excise tax and VAT returns

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) issued a decision on 14 April 2020, which allows Excise Tax...

Senat
15

Financial measures taken by UAE during the COVID-19 pandemic

A series of measures have now been introduced by various businesses and government authorities...

Senat
15

Business Relief Package announced by Dubai Banks

In line with the Central Bank of the UAE directives, Dubai’s leading banks have joined...

RAK ICC Foundations
2

UAE Coronavirus Status Report

The spread of Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)has disrupted the movement and operation of bothindividuals...

RAK ICC Foundations
2

UAE Coronavirus: Lease considerations

The Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) has disrupted the movement and operation of both individuals and ...

Senat
12

One Central Free Zone

One Central, newly developed free zone in Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC). It is a new master planned development of premium commercial offices....

Senat
19

UAE Residency as an alternative to the Cypriot Investment Scheme

Cyprus has historically attracted interest as one of the quickest and most efficient routes to EU citizenship however....

Senat
14

British Virgin Islands “Economic Substance” requirement – The benefits of UAE Residency as an alternative

The BVI Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act, 2018 has come into force as from 1st January 2019 in order to meet....

Senat
06

Benefits of the UAE

Residency in the United Arab Emirates offers clear solution to investors seeking to relocate and expand their portfolio....

Senat
29

UAE Economic Substance Regulations Factsheet

The UAE Cabinet issued Decision No. 31 of 2019 on the Economic Substance Regulation...

Senat
30

Launch of new Electronic Excise Tax system and Inclusion of items in Excise Goods List

Cabinet Decision No.38 of 2017 on Excise Goods, Tax Rates Imposed Thereto, and the Method of Calculation of Excise Price...

Senat
30

VAT Administrative Exceptions User Guide

Since the implementation of value added tax (“VAT”) in the UAE, the Federal Tax Authority (“FTA”) has issued various Federal...

Senat
29

Business Package For Female Entrepreneurs

Yesterday, 28th August 2019, being Emirati Women's Day in the UAE, the Ras al Khaimah Economic Zone...

Senat
15

Decision on Tax Invoices and Credit Notes in the UAE

Tax Invoices and Credit Notes are a significant part of the value added tax (“VAT”) system implemented...

Senat
31

Uber-Careem Deal: An Indication Of Dubai’s Favorable Business Climate

The recent move by Uber to acquire it’s Middle Eastern rival, Careem for $3.1 billion, has been...

Senat
25

How Businesses Can Claim VAT Refund in the UAE

Since the introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) in the UAE on 1st January 2018, economists have tried...

Senat
21

The Positive Impact of EXPO 2020 on Dubai’s Future

The projection for the GDP growth in Dubai during 2020 is 3.5 percent, but experts believe...

Senat
16

Promising Second Quarter Results for the Dubai Economy

According to a report issued by the Department of Economic Development (DED), investor confidence...

Senat
14

New Benefits Announced by Dubai Customs for Courier Companies

The strategic location of Dubai on the map has been advantageous for import and export companies...

Senat
30

Oman Excise Tax Law Issued by Royal Decree

Oman has introduced their Excise Tax Law on 13th March 2019, issued by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos...

Senat
15

VAT Refund on Goods and Services in relation to Expo 2020

Expo 2020 is expected to be a significant milestone in the history of the UAE. With over...

Senat
29

KSA Cabinet approves Double Tax Treaty with the UAE

On 23rd May 2018, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) executed...

Senat
18

Real Estate VAT Guide

The real estate sector in UAE can be construed as an integral part of the UAE economy. It supports...

Senat
17

Dubai Expo 2020 A Huge Opportunity For Investors and Business Owners

If you have been considering starting a business in Dubai, now is the best time to make that move.

Senat
03

Dubai SME Payment Acceleration Expected To Encourage Investors

The government of Dubai recently announced plans to expedite payments to small and medium-sized enterprises in the Emirate.

Senat
1

Digital Tax Stamp for Tobacco Products

Since the implementation of VAT in January 2018, The Federal Tax Authority has been striving to enhance its ability...

Senat
17

Survey: Executives In The UAE Backs Increased Infrastructure To Boost Business Confidence

According to a survey from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Institute of Management Accountants...

Senat
11

Legal Update - Law No. (25) of 2018 on Excise Tax with effect on 1 January 2019

The GCC countries have been involved in the implementation of VAT. Bahrain is the latest country where...

Senat
07

Dubai Companies Expect Accelerated Economic Growth in Q1

A recent survey conducted by the Department of Economic Development (DED), shows that many Dubai-based companies...

Senat
04

Public clarification (VATPO11)- Donations, Grants and Sponsorships

Cabinet Decision No. (52) of 2017 on the Executive Regulations of the Federal Decree Law No. (8) of 2017...

Senat
28

Public clarification (VATPO01)- Compensation Type payments

In Accordance to Federal Decree-Law No. (8) of 2017 on Value Added Tax, tax is imposed on goods...

Senat
26

Dubai Government Continues to Position the Emirate to Attract Global Startups

Dubai has become the preferred destination for startups and multinational corporations wishing to expand to the Middle East...

Senat
22

Public Clarification on Bank Interest and Dividends

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has recently provided the Public Clarification VATP010 (the Clarification)...

Senat
19

UAE Begins the Implementation of 10-year Visa for Expats

Not resting on its promise to position the country to become the economic hub of the world, the UAE’s government has officially begun...

Senat
12

The Implication of '100 Percent Business Ownership' in Dubai Explained

Local ownership restrictions have always been a big issue for foreign investors interested in setting up businesses in the UAE...

Senat
06

VAT Refund for Business Visitors

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has published its updated version of the Guide on VAT Refunds for...

Senat
05

Dubai Airport Freezone Authority Reduces Business Set-up Fees

Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has announced plans to reduce the cost of setting up a business in the zone by up to 65 percent...

Senat
24

VAT 2018 in the UAE: Results in Number

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) issued a press release on 5th January 2019 announcing the achievements...

Senat
05

VAT implementation in Bahrain in comparison with UAE and KSA

The Kingdom of Bahrain has become the third Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member state to introduce VAT...

Senat
01

DED's Initiative to Support Private Sectors With 50% Reduction on Fines

The Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector of the Department of Economic Development (DED) announced that

Senat
15

Overview of Federal Tax Authority 2019 Plans

Dubai’s Federal Tax Authority (FTA)’s Board of Directors held its 6th meeting at the Ministry of Finance

Senat
05

New Visa For Expat Retirees In UAE

The UAE government has announced a new law which states that expats aged 55 and over may secure a retirement visa

Senat
26

How Does Bookkeeping Help In Handling A Firm’s Finances?

Entrepreneurship involves capital investments, but is the business increasing its revenues as well? In order for...

Senat
01

New Commercial license for Technology Start-ups by ADGM

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has launched a new commercial license for technology startups....

Senat
1

Estate planning in the UAE

Estate planning is an important consideration, regardless of your circumstances, involving precautionary placement in asset protection...

Senat
1

Kuwait to delay VAT implementation until 2021, excise tax to be introduced.

Kuwait’s parliament budget committee announced on their website on 15 May 2018 that it will postpone...

Senat
30

Visa reforms & foreign company ownership

Earlier this year it was announced that the UAE Cabinet had passed a Resolution to (i) permit 100% foreign ownership of onshore entities, and (ii) extend...

Senat
30

FTA publishes refund guide for the building of new residences by U.A.E. Nationals

The FTA released a user guide in August 2018 for those U.A.E. nationals wanting to claim a VAT refund on their newly built residences....

Senat
07

Cyber Security For Businesses

Small and medium size companies may not worry so much about cyber security because they don't think of themselves as targets.

Senat
2

No VAT on RAK International
Corporate Center Services.

RAK International Corporate Centre (RAK ICC) is one of the offshore jurisdictions in UAE for starting and running an offshore company...

Senat
2

UAE Central Bank Starts Publishing Daily Foreign Exchange Rates.

A press announcement was made by the Central bank on 17 th May 2018 that it will publish on its website, a list of foreign currency rates...

Insight to Product-Market Expansion
19

Insight to Product-Market Expansion

Surviving and growing amidst the pressure of rival companies has been a struggle for most companies. Therefore, in the process

Leadership Techniques to Manage Company Stakeholders
07

Leadership Techniques to Manage Company Stakeholders

The setting up of a company is only one step in many up the stairs of corporate success.

Senat
28

100% Foreign Ownership of UAE Companies and Visa Extension

On Sunday, 20th May 2018, it was announced that the UAE Cabinet had passed a resolution to (i) permit 100% foreign ownership

Senat
02

VAT in the UAE

On 1st January 2018 the UAE have introduced the Value Added Tax (VAT) in order to increase non-oil revenues for the ongoing development of the country.

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