After ‘Saudization, Emiratisation of jobs’ is a threat for Indian expatriates

Indian construction workers taking a stroll on the Dubai Marina Promenade during lunch/heat break.

DUBAI: Nationalisation of jobs at the Gulf Arab countries has emerged as a direct threat for Indian expatriates in the region.

After ‘Saudization‘ of jobs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Oman, the emirate of Dubai also said to nationalized more jobs in 2019.

Approximately 2 million Indians living and working in the United Arab Emirates and increased jobs nationalisation is a direct threat to expatriates working in sectors like health, hospitality, tourism and trading.

The information was disclosed following a cabinet meeting on Tuesday chaired by the country’s Vice President and Prime Minister and Dubai’s Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The  ruler of UAE has revealed that ‘Emiratisation of jobs’ in the the country accelerated by 200 per cent in 2018 and want to double the effor in 2019.

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Taking to Twitter, Sheikh Mohammed said: “Today I presided over a cabinet meeting in which we reviewed the outcome of 2018 and the plan for 2019.

“The localisation of jobs accelerated by 200 per cent in 2018, and we want to double the effort in 2019.

“We have granted 7,000 homes for citizens in 2018 and we are working with local governments to ensure that every citizen has a decent home to live in,” he said.

“We also launched policies for families, women, youth and senior citizens in 2018 and promise everyone that the citizen will remain the first, second and third priority in 2019 and in all years to come,” he added.

“I am optimistic about my country, my people and my team in 2019,” he said.

In the coming years, Saudi Arabia would accelerate the jobs nationalisation in the Kingdom.

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