Scrap visa sponsorship system, says Dubai Police chief
Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai Police chief, has called for…
June 24, 2009 11:54 by Dana El Baltaji
Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai Police chief, has called for ending the visa sponsorship system in the UAE, claiming it burdens nationals, reports The National.
“Employment contracts should be between companies and employees,” he said on the sidelines of a workshop in Dubai on Tuesday. “They [employees] should be responsible for their own actions, paper work and medical checkups.”
Without the sponsorship system, Emiratis would no longer have worry about providing amenities for laborers. In short, nationals would be “better off” without the system.
He also told the Abu Dhabi-based daily that he has been lobbying for the abolishment of the system since 2002.