Key Regulatory Changes Impacting Businesses in the UAE with a Focus on Enforced Emiratisation Policies

  • 25 November 2019
  • 08:00 - 11:30
  • InterContinental Hotel Abu Dhabi


  • Price is inclusive of 5% VAT.
  • Price is inclusive of 5% VAT.

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Join the Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi along with three other business groups in collaboration with Fragomen and the Tawteen Department of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation for a breakfast seminar to learn more about the current immigration landscape and how you can effectively plan for recent changes.


  • Labor market testing and rules for recruitment of Emiratis, including the insights from the relevant ministries;
  • How companies can engage with the authorities and leverage local talent;
  • Change in regulations for sponsorship of work permits for male dependents (husband sponsored by spouse);
  • Long-term visa options, an implementation perspective.
  • 8:00 – 8:30 : Registration, breakfast
  • 8:30 – 8:35 : Welcome Speech and introduction of the speakers
  • 8:35 – 11:30: Presentations and Q&A
  • 11:30: Event ends


Humaid Al Rawi, Director of Emiratisation Center for Abu Dhabi, Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE)

Humaid Al Rawi is the Director of Emiratisation Center for Abu Dhabi. He has recently taken up this role with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation after several successful years leading the Emiratisation efforts in the private sector for Etihad Airways. Humaid's background gives him a unique perspective to the Emiratisation challenge presented to the private sector. Having developed programs that recruited, trained and developed Emiratis in large number, his new role allows him to leverage this at a national scale. Humaid looks forward to lend his expertise on Emiratisation.

Iftekharul Haque, Practice Leader, Fragomen FZ- LLC

Iftekharul Haque is a Practice Leader in Fragomen’s Dubai office. He has been with the firm for more than 9 years and is responsible for managing the UAE inbound immigration team. He has extensive experience in UAE immigration policies and procedures, and leverages this knowledge to provide trusted immigration support to a diverse range of clients across numerous industries, from engineering to manufacturing. Iftekharul also maintains strong relationships with government authorities in the UAE and is relied upon to resolve particularly complex cases or roadblocks in immigration processes.

Abeer Al Husseini, Senior Manager Fragomen FZ- LLC 

Abeer Al Husseini is a Senior Manager at Fragomen’s Dubai office, where she has been a member of the UAE inbound immigration team for seven years. Abeer uses her extensive knowledge of immigration requirements in the various UAE jurisdictions to assist UAE-based companies with their immigration and compliance needs. Abeer assists clients from a variety of industries, including construction, information technology, media, and oil and gas. She helps companies redesign their existing immigration models to ensure maximum efficiency as well as implement process improvements. In addition, Abeer has managed the immigration-related aspects of a number of high and medium volume projects involving mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and other types of corporate restructuring activities. Prior to joining Fragomen, Abeer worked in government and diplomatic services.

Ticket Prices:

CBC members: AED 150
Non-CBC members: AED 200
*Price includes 5% VAT, and light breakfast.

Dresscode: Business attire

Participating Business Groups:

  • Amcham Abu Dhabi
  • British Business Group
  • BENELUX Business Council
  • Canadian Business Council