Day 13

DECEMBER | 2022

United Arab Emirates

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The UAE’s Unemployment Insurance Scheme has been implemented for Emirati and foreign nationals employed in private and public sectors. The scheme provides financial support to workers in the private and public sector in case of employment termination. Individuals who register under this scheme can claim a monthly allowance for a three-month period from the date their employment ended. Investors, temporary contract workers, domestic workers, individuals aged 18 or below and retired individuals receiving a pension are not eligible for the program. Individuals must work and subscribe to the scheme for at least 12 months prior to the termination. Pray for the employed within the private and public sectors. Pray that the laborers will seek God’s favor for the work of their hands (The Bible, Psalm 90:17).

Source:

https://www.fragomen.com/insights/united-arab-emirates-implementation-of-unemployment-insurance-scheme.html

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The UAE is a federation of seven states, on the eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula, called emirates, ruled by tribal chiefs called Sheiks or Emirs. The largest and richest of the emirates is Abu Dhabi with significant oil and gas reserves. The present Emir is Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan from 13 May 2022. Islam is the prominent religion practiced in the country. Apart from being the largest religion, it is also the official religion in Dubai, UAE. Around 76% of the population in the country are Muslims. Christians represent around 13% of the country’s population. The population of Christianity in Dubai seems to be growing with increasing immigration to UAE. Both Catholics and Protestants have a significant presence. Christians in UAE belong to different denominations, from Baptists to Anglican and Coptic. There are roughly 40 Churches and there is a freedom to provide Christians land to build Churches in the country.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nuhyan
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
POPULATION
5,780,000
CHRISTIANS
8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
633
LIFE EXPECTANCY
76.96 yrs
LITERACY RATE
77.9%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
19.5%