Work on Abu Dhabi's Louvre Museum to start



Work will begin on Abu Dhabi's Louvre Museum early next year.

The much-anticipated museum is being built on Saadiyat Island, along with the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Zayed National Museum.

"The contractor will move in very soon. Construction will start in the first quarter of 2013," Nabil Al Kendi, Tourism Development & Investment Company's chief development officer said yesterday.

The construction of the three museums has faced long delays. A new timetable, unveiled in January, promised they would be completed by 2017.

Tightening the screw on rogue recruiters

The UAE overhauled the procedure to recruit housemaids and domestic workers with a law in 2017 to protect low-income labour from being exploited.

 Only recruitment companies authorised by the government are permitted as part of Tadbeer, a network of labour ministry-regulated centres.

A contract must be drawn up for domestic workers, the wages and job offer clearly stating the nature of work.

The contract stating the wages, work entailed and accommodation must be sent to the employee in their home country before they depart for the UAE.

The contract will be signed by the employer and employee when the domestic worker arrives in the UAE.

Only recruitment agencies registered with the ministry can undertake recruitment and employment applications for domestic workers.

Penalties for illegal recruitment in the UAE include fines of up to Dh100,000 and imprisonment

But agents not authorised by the government sidestep the law by illegally getting women into the country on visit visas.

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