Good morning from The National on December 9, 2022.
Here is your morning digest of what is making the headlines in the Emirates.
Recruiters in the UAE say they are being inundated with urgent pleas for help from private sector companies trying to make Emiratisation targets by the end of the year.
By January 1, companies with more than 50 employees must ensure 2 per cent of their staff are Emirati, under a government drive to encourage more citizens to enter the private sector.
Any employer that fails to reach the target will have to pay a fine of Dh72,000 ($19,600) in January for each Emirati position they fail to fill — Dh6,000 a month for every month in 2022.
“We’ve been inundated over the last few weeks with companies asking for our urgent help to hire UAE national talent at graduate and entry level and as we’re approaching the 2022 deadline,” said Samantha Wright, managing consultant for Emiratisation with recruitment firm Michael Page.
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US special climate envoy John Kerry has praised the decision to hold next year’s Cop28 climate summit in the UAE, saying traditional hydrocarbon producers should be supported to lead the transition to clean energy.
The next UN climate conference will be held from late November in the UAE.
“I think it's very exciting that the UAE is going to host Cop and it's so important that you have an oil and gas-producing nation step up and say, 'We understand the challenge of the climate crisis',” Mr Kerry said.
“If there are going to be new forms of energy, they want to be among the providers of it, just as they are today.”
Full story here.
Cavalli Couture is a 14-storey building featuring 70 units comprising three, four and five-bedroom duplex sky villas and duplex penthouses.
The interiors, inspired by the Amazon rainforest, will be branded by Italian fashion house Cavalli.
Each unit will have its own infinity pool and terrace garden overlooking Dubai Canal.
There will be views of the Dubai skyline and the Burj Khalifa for units on one side, and those on the other side will overlook Safa Park and the Burj Al Arab.
Ian Oxborrow's report is here.
- Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2022 at Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi – December 16-18
- Sufi singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to perform at the Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai – December 29
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