One of the things which are difficult to understand for Europeans like me, is the Labour Ban.
What is it? If somebody works for a company and looses his job, no matter if he quits, gets laid off or the company closes, will automatically be banned from any further employment within the UAE for 6 month by the Ministry of Labour.
Result: anyone loosing his job has to leave the UAE, because the visa stays only active after the cancellation of the job for a maximum of one month.
There are three possibilities to get rid of the ban:
1. you are going to work for a government company (eg Emirates Airlines)
2. your new employer bails you out (around 5,000.– AED)
3. your new employer offers you a job which requires a higher education
4. no ban will be imposed if you had a limited contract and finished it
If your previous employer wants to harm you, he can ask for a 12 month ban…