Expatriates as well as businesses have hailed the UAE's visa reforms that allow men under their family's sponsorship to get work permits.
As per the new rule that came into effect from Sunday, husbands, fathers and sons can get jobs without necessarily being under the company's visa.
According to officials, the new rule "allows women working in the UAE to bring their family members and sponsor them, irrelevant of their professions". "It only sets a minimum salary for that sponsorship. It also broadened the scope of the women able to bring the family members (husband and children)," said the official.
Families and businesses said it is a progressive reform. Expat families said they are relived as it adds another earning member to the family.
Iran-India ties have received a boost in recent weeks with Tehran offering one-year multiple-entry visas to Indians.
Besides multiple-entry visa facility, which aims to boost bilateral trade and people-to-people contact, Iran has also extended the visa on arrival facility for Indian nationals to 90 days from 30, economictimes.indiatimes.com reported.
The two nations are also negotiating a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty to strengthen cooperation in legal matters involving their citizens.
India had placed $85 million machinery order for Chabahar, which is Iran's southernmost city. The Indian-backed Chabahar port complex is being developed as a transportation corridor for landlocked Afghanistan.
India has had longstanding political and energy ties with Iran, but it has cut off all its oil supplies from it because of US sanctions.
An Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance on Civil and Commercial Matters is currently being negotiated with Iran, India’s Minister of State for External Affairs Vellamvelly Muraleedharan told Parliament on Thursday.
The proposed agreement was discussed during the India-Iran Joint Consular Committee Meeting (JCCM), held in New Delhi on May 14, with a view to its expeditious conclusion, the minister said.