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Emiratis to be allowed to work from home in Fujairah

Fujairah Municipality issues licences allowing citizens to work from home

Gulf News

Fujairah: Fujairah Municipality has launched the ‘My Project Licence’ that allows citizens to start business activities from home, as per the decision of Shaikh Mohammad Bin Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah.

The civic body issued 17 licences in record time, said Abdullah Al Hantoubi, deputy-director of the municipality. The licenced activities include processing and preparation of meals, confectionery, clothing and incense, he noted.

He explained that these licences are aimed at encouraging Emirati youth and families to enter the business sector and engage in economic activities from home. These activities can contribute to raising the standard of living and supporting the national economy.

The fee for issuing the licence is estimated at Dh100 and is exempted from the registration fee of the Fujairah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and any other local fees, Al Hantoubi noted.

These licences will also enable small investors and productive families to participate in exhibitions and other events, he added.

An applicant must be a citizen residing in the emirate of Fujairah, and should be over 21 years of age. However, those aged between 18 and 21 will be allowed to engage in business activities after approval of their guardians, he said.

The licence should not be leased to others or used by expatriates with the exception of workers at home, Al Hantoubi added.