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Buy a Dubai home, get a Tesla car free – Real Estate

Damac Properties is offering a new Tesla with the purchase of select units

Damac Properties ( Real Estate ) is offering a new Tesla with the purchase of select units from its portfolio of luxury villas and apartments during this Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). For every qualifying purchase throughout the DSF, running from December 26, 2017, till January 27, 2018, customers will drive away in a new Tesla.

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Niall McLoughlin, senior vice-president, Damac Properties, said: “We’re delighted to offer investors an opportunity to experience luxury with Damac and drive away in a luxury car. We aim to surprise investors with a dream car to complement their home purchase. Customers look forward to our DSF promotions as we provide double the joy of owning a home – with a valuable car on the house.”

 

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No Vat on Dubai Salik

VAT Free Salik, RTA clarifies

VAT – Value-added tax is set to roll out across the UAE starting January 1.

No Vat on Dubai Salik

In a huge relief to UAE residents, the Roads and Transport Authority has clarified that value-added tax – VAT – will not be levied on Salik (toll gates) or public transport facilities.

The statement comes after rumours on social media that VAT, which is set to roll out in the UAE from January 1, will also apply on Salik.

“Passengers and commuters of public transport facilities like the buses, metro, tram and maritime transport, as well as cab passengers, will not be subject to VAT,” the authority said in a statement to Khaleej Times.

“The authority has always endeavoured to provide all means of convenience and comfort to customers, and encourage and incentivize them to use the various means of transport in the emirate,” the statement added.

There are seven Salik gates in Dubai, and a toll of Dh4 is automatically deducted from smart tags every time a vehicle passes under these toll gates.

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Complete guide: How to sponsor your husband or wife in Dubai

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Steps to sponsor your wife/husband in Dubai

If you work in Dubai and are unaware how to sponsor your spouse, help is at hand. You can follow some of the simple steps (described below) to sponsor your wife/husband.


Husband sponsoring wife

A resident employed in the UAE can sponsor his wife and children, subject to conditions which include minimum salary of Dh4,000 or Dh3,000 plus accommodation.

Sponsoring more than one wife

A Muslim resident may be allowed to sponsor his two wives, if he meets certain terms and conditions set by the respective GDRFA.


Wife sponsoring husband

Basic category

A wife may sponsor her husband and children if she is earning a basic salary of Dh3,000 plus accommodation or a total salary of Dh4,000 without accommodation if she is a teacher or in any role in the medical sector. (Know the law)

Other category

For woman employed in other category, she may still get approval to sponsor her family if her monthly salary is more than Dh10,000 and with a special permission from the DNRD.

Note: The prevailing regulations in the UAE do not allow a husband to be employed while he is under the sponsorship of his wife. Therefore, upon securing employment in the UAE, the husband will have to cancel visa and obtain an employment visa from the employer.


Mother sponsoring children

A woman can sponsor her children if she holds a residence permit and her monthly salary is not less than Dh10,000 or Dh8,000 plus accommodation. She should have a valid Ejari tenancy contract for her accommodation. She needs to provide additional documents as stipulated by the respective authority.

Further, she will also need to secure a letter of no-objection or NOC from the husband stating that he has no objections with children staying with mother under her sponsorship. The NOC should also be duly notarised and legalised from the home country. She needs to provide additional documents as stipulated by the respective authority.

A single mother can sponsor her child. The authorities might ask for documents similar to those required to sponsor stepchildren.


Sponsoring children above 18

An expatriate resident can sponsor his daughter/s only if she/they is/are unmarried. He can sponsor his son/s only up to the age of 18. If after the age of 18, the son is studying in the UAE or abroad, he can be sponsored until the age of 21 on providing the proof that he is studying.

However, for his residence visa to stay valid, he has to enter the UAE at least once every six months. The resident will need to place a deposit with the respective GDRFA for his son’s visa. The residence visa is granted on a yearly basis, renewable until the person finishes his education.


Sponsoring stepchildren

An expatriate resident can also sponsor his/her stepchildren, subject to GDRFA’s conditions which include a deposit for each child and a written no-objection certificate from the biological parent. Their residence visas are valid for one year; renewable annually.


Documents Required:

Online application or through a registered typing office
Passport copies of wife/husband and children
Photos of wife/husband and children
Medical clearance certificate for the wife/husband and children above 18
Copy of the employment contract or company contract
Salary certificate from the employer stating the employee’s monthly salary
Legalised marriage certificate – attested by UAE authorities (for UAE marriages) or in your home country for spouse sponsorship
Attested tenancy contract, Emirates ID card and labour card
Latest utility bill.


The conditions are subject to change from time to time.


Kindly check with GDRFA of the respective emirate. Below are links to the local GDRFA offices:

.    Abu Dhabi
.    Dubai
.    Sharjah
.    Ajman
.    Umm Al Quwain
.    Ras Al Khaimah
.    Fujairah

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Husband cannot work under wife’s sponsorship

The prevailing regulations in the UAE do not allow a husband to be employed while he is under the sponsorship of his wife.

I work as a teacher, currently in Sharjah. My husband’s residence visa is under my sponsorship (wife’s visa). He is searching for a job. I would like to know if he can work under my sponsorship. Is it legal under MoL rules?

Pursuant to your question it is understood that your husband is residing in the UAE under your sponsorship and that he is currently looking for employment.

The prevailing regulations in the United Arab Emirates do not allow a husband to be employed while he is under the sponsorship of his wife. Therefore upon securing employment in the UAE your husband will have to cancel his current visa and obtain an employment visa from his prospective employer.

Labour regulations

I have been working at the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) free zone for more than two years. I have now resigned, but my employer is asking me to work for 45 days as notice period without salary. They have also asked me to pay 45 days’ salary as visa charges incurred at the time of hiring. In my contract, the notice period is only 30 days.

Is this legal? Can employers make their own laws in the DMCC free zone?

It is understood that you have been working in a company incorporated at the DMCC and that you have now resigned from your job after working for more than two years. As per your employment contract, you are required to furnish a notice of 30 days prior to resigning but your employer is insisting that you work for 45 days without salary. Accordingly, it may be assumed that you have been working under an employment contract of unlimited duration.

The labour regulations at the DMCC are in accordance with the provisions of Federal Law No 8 of 1980 on Labour Relations (the ‘Labour Law’). As such, if you are working on a contract of unlimited period you may terminate the contract on a notice period of 30 days as per the provisions of Article 117(1) which states: “Both the employer and the worker may terminate a contract of employment of unlimited duration for a valid reason at any time following its conclusion by giving the other party notice in writing at least 30 days before the termination.” The notice-period mentioned on your employment contract is in accordance with this provision of the Labour Law.

Therefore, your employer is not entitled to make you work without pay for any given period as this is in contravention of the aforesaid provision of the Labour Law.

Further, your employer is bound by the employment entered between your employer and you and cannot compel you to work against the provisions of the employment contract and or the Labour Law.

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Can wife sponsor husband and children in the UAE?

A wife can sponsor her husband and children if she has the required salary. (KT File)

You may contact General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs for the requirement as their requirements may change from time to time.

Question. Can my wife sponsor me (husband) and my kid, if she is a pharmacist with a salary of Dh7,000 total? What is the law regarding wives sponsoring their husbands?

Answer: It is understood that your wife is a pharmacist drawing a salary of Dh7,000 per month. Further, she intends to sponsor you and your kid’s residence visa in the UAE.

Pursuant to your query, a wife may sponsor her husband and children if she is earning a basic salary of Dh3,000 plus accommodation or a total salary of Dh4,000 without accommodation if she is a teacher or in any role in the medical sector. However, you may contact General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs for the requirement as their requirements may change from time to time.

 

KNOW THE LAW: A wife may sponsor her husband and children if she is earning a basic salary of Dh3,000 plus accommodation or a total salary of Dh4,000 without accommodation if she is a teacher or in any role in the medical sector.

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Dubai Parking: complete guide

In the new parking tariff system, paid parking zones are divided into three main categories – dubai parking

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In non-commercial areas, all roadside parking zones are being coded ‘C’ while parking lots in these areas are coded ‘D’
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The new parking tariff system is now in effect and we have all the details you need to know.

As per the old system, all parking zones were divided into A, B, E and F. E zone refers to parking at the Deira Fish Market and F zone refers to parking in the Tecom area.

Under the new parking system, all zones fall into three categories – commercial, non-commercial and special areas.

1. Commercial


Zone A

This includes all roadside parking in commercial areas and are to remain the same. Drivers with seasonal parking cards for zone A can continue to use them, until expiry, for zones A, B, C and D.

Tariff Dh4 per hour, Dh8 for two hours, Dh12 for three hours and Dh16 for four hours; you can also park for half an hour for Dh2.

Timings 8am to 10pm with no break between 1pm to 4pm like before

Zone B

This zone includes all parking lots in commercial zones and drivers holding seasonal cards for this zone can park in zones B and D.

Tariff Dh3 per hour, Dh6 for two hours, Dh8 for three hours, Dh12 for four hours, Dh15 for five hours and Dh20 for 24 hours

Timings 8am to 10pm with no break between 1pm to 4pm like before

2. Non-commercial


Zone C

This new parking code covers roadside parking in non-commercial areas and signboards have already been set up for this zone.

Tariff Dh2 per hour, Dh5 for two hours, Dh8 for three hours, Dh11 for four hours

Timings 8am to 10pm with no break between 1pm to 4pm like before

Zone D

This parking zone covers all parking lots in non-commercial areas. Signboards have been put up now in these areas.

Tariff Dh2 per hour, Dh5 for two hours, Dh8 for three hours, Dh10 for 24 hours

Timings 8am to 10pm with no break between 1pm to 4pm like before

3. Special Areas


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Zone E

This is the dedicated parking code for the Deira Fish Market.

Tariff Dh2 per hour, Dh5 for two hours, Dh8 for three hours, Dh11 for four hours

Timings 8am to 11pm with no break between 1pm to 4pm like before

Zone F

This is the dedicated parking code for parking in Tecom areas.

Tariff Dh2 per hour, Dh5 for two hours, Dh8 for three hours, Dh11 for four hours

Timings 8am to 6pm with no break between 1pm to 4pm like before

Zone G

This includes the paid parking areas in Downtown Dubai and is not affected by tariff changes.

Timings 8am to 10pm with no break between 1pm to 4pm like before

Parking Cards


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Seasonal parking cards that are still valid can be used as mentioned above.

Roadside parking The new seasonal card rates for roadside parking are Dh1,400 for three months, Dh2,500 for six months and Dh4,500 for one year.

Parking lots The new rates for seasonal parking cards for parking lots are Dh700 for three months, Dh1,300 for six months and Dh2,500 for one year.

Which areas fall in each category?


In the new parking tariff system, paid parking zones are categorised into two and payments are according to these specific categories.

Category One

In Deira, it includes Abu Hail, Hor Al Anz, Al Baraha, Al Muteena, Al Khabaisi, Al Muraqqabat, Riqqa Al Buteen, Port Saeed, Al Riqqa, Naif, Ayal Nasir, Deira Fish Market, Al Ras and Al Buteen.

On the Bur Dubai side, areas like Al Shindagha, Al Souq Al Kabeer, Al Hamriya, Umm Hurair 1,2, Oud Metha, Al Karama, Al Mankhool, Al Raffa, Al Hudaiba, Al Kifaf, 2nd December street, and the sector between Dubai World Trade Centre and Interchange One on Shaikh Zayed Road fall under category one.

Also falling in category one are Jumeirah Beach Residence and the JBR Walk, as well as 308th street and Al Saada street, parallel to Shaikh Zayed Road between Dubai World Trade Centre and Interchange One.

Category Two

This category includes the rest of Dubai and rates are expected to remain the same as before.

Tariff has increased to Dh5 per hour from Dh3 per hour for RTA multi-storey parking lots.

6 ways to pay


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There are six modes of payment for parking in Dubai

1. Coins You can buy your ticket using coins at the nearest paid parking machine.

2. Prepaid card The pre-paid parking cards are available at supermarkets and grocery stores in denominations of Dh30 and Dh100. The ticket amount is deducted from the balance on the card when inserted into its respective slot on the machine.

3. Seasonal parking cards Seasonal parking cards are available in different values and periods of validity. Cards fall into A , B and T categories and are available in three-month, six-month and annual validity.

4. mParking Send an SMS to 7275 in the following format: number plate-space-area code-number of hours.  You can opt for hourly alerts for renewing your parking tickets at an extra charge of 30 fils per SMS.

5. Nol Card Use you Nol card to buy your parking ticket and the amount will be deducted from the card balance.

6. Smart Parking A free app for parking, Smart Parking charges no additional cost for transactions done on the app.

Can’t remember your zone number? Use mparking through the RTA mobile app and you don’t need to.

 

Parking fines


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Dh150 Not paying the parking fee

Dh100 Overstaying expired time on ticket

Dh100 Exceeding the maximum allowed parking time limit

Dh200 Illegal parking

Dh500 Using parking space allotted for people with special needs without permit

Dh500 Displaying “vehicle for sale” in banned areas

Dh200 Double parking