The UAE announces the new work permit and the second salary plan, the most important decision on the last day

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) accomplished great milestones in 2023, marking a year of exceptional success and conquering various new territories across the globe. In the year 2023, a new standard has been established, which includes taking enormous steps into space and producing tremendous moments to safeguard the environment.

The following is a list of the news stories that appeared in the United Arab Emirates this year.

Unemployment insurance programme

With the intention of providing a safety net for workers in both the public and private sectors, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) initiated the implementation of an unemployment insurance programme for public and private sector employees from the beginning of the year 2023. This momentous action acts as a type of social security, giving essential financial support in the event of an unexpected loss of employment and providing a cushion for a period of up to three months.

UAQ and Ajman have both passed a ban on single-use plastics

Beginning on January 1, 2023, the cities of Ajman and Umm Al Quwain will prohibit the use of single-use plastics, and retail establishments will charge customers 25 fils for each plastic bag.

The United Arab Emirates to the space

When the SpaceX Crew-6 mission launched into orbit in March 2023, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) once again made history by sending an astronaut from the Emirati nation, Sultan AlNeyadi, on the first trip to the International orbit Station that lasted for a period of six months. AlNeyadi left the International Space Station in September after a fruitful tenure of six months there.

Rough landing for the Rashid Rover

Rashid, the first lunar rover to be launched into orbit by the Arab world, was launched into space in December of 2022. However, the Japanese lander Hakuto-R Mission, which was carrying the Rashid Rover from the United Arab Emirates, lost contact with the ground control crews just before it was scheduled to set down on the moon in April of 2023. It was discovered at a later time that the spacecraft had made a rough landing on the surface of the moon.

Is the first Arab to set foot in space

By conducting the first spacewalk for an Arab astronaut outside of the International Space Station (ISS) in April, Emirati astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi accomplished a historic milestone for the Arab world's space exploration. This accomplishment was a significant step forward for the Arab world. Stephen, a seasoned astronaut for NASA, assisted AlNeyadi for the duration of the spacewalk, which lasted for more than six hours.

The second salary

An announcement was made by National Bonds regarding the launch of Second Salary in March 2023. This is a specialised savings solution that was developed for the United Arab Emirates' national and expat population in order to produce additional income. The plan is the initial phase of a long-term strategy that will give the United Arab Emirates with the most advantageous retirement plans. Customers are able to save money on a monthly basis for a period of time and an amount of their choosing, and at the conclusion of the plan, they will receive an additional income.

Determinants of Emiratization

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) made the announcement in July that it will be expanding the Emiratization targets to encompass companies doing particular economic activities that have between 20 and 49 employees. In the past, the only companies that were required to fulfil this aim were those in the private sector that had fifty employees or more.

COP28 in UAE

COP28, which was held in the United Arab Emirates, was dubbed the most important event of the year since it brought together people from all over the world to discuss concerns concerning climate change and sustainability. The United Nations Climate Summit, which began on November 27 and lasted for fourteen days, was attended by about 180 heads of state, 97,000 delegates, specialists, observers, and climate activists, and more than 400,000 people of the United Arab Emirates and environmental campaigners.

The licence to teach privately

Private tuition was made permitted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in December, and individuals who were registered teachers, individuals who were already working, individuals who were unemployed, kids between the ages of 15 and 18, and university students were all eligible to apply for the permit. Those who are discovered to be providing private lessons without a permit may be subject to legal consequences, including fines.

Dubai has implemented a ban on plastic

A ban on single-use plastic bags and items was declared by Dubai on December 31, 2023, and it was scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2024 starting from that date. The prohibition applies to products that are considered to be single-use disposable and recycled, including plastics and non-plastic objects, regardless of the material composition of the products.

Read also: UAE announces petrol and diesel prices for January 2024

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