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LEGAL-ISH

OT, Reem, Ahmed Odeh

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Legal-ish is a weekly podcast where hosts OT & Reem invite their lawyer and legal advisor, Ahmed Odeh, who is the Managing Partner at MIO Law Firm, in Dubai to answer all legal questions about life in the UAE. If you’ve got any questions, please send us an email to hello@dukkanmedia.com or slide in our DMs. We always keep it anonymous and protect your identity. #WeCauseCulture
 
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Is player poker illegal in the UAE? And has your work visa been on hold due to your nationality? Join us on this exciting episode of #LEGALISH this week. This Week’s Questions: “I'm 25. And I've just arrived here in Dubai. I've been making new friends and I've been invited to a poker night. Is it illegal to play poker or not? Is it legal to play, b…
 
Ahmed gets scammed! We’re back again to answer our listeners questions, and not so anonymous one from @ahmedodeh himself by iTunes card scammers…#LEGALISH This Week’s Questions: “So a couple days ago. There was a guy that sent a WhatsApp message from a new number or a business WhatsApp to my lawyers. Or at least everybody that was on the website. O…
 
Are you a money launderer? Join us on an exciting new episode on #LEGALISH, where we answer our listeners legal questions with Ahmed Odeh. This Week’s Questions: “My sister got fired after a misunderstanding with her supervisor. She was told to leave the premises. They kept promising that they will process her visa. But till today, they have not. N…
 
What does UBO status means for business owners? And can you file a lawsuit against vaping companies for impacting your health? Ahmed Odeh gets us all the deets in this week’s episode of #LEGALISH. This Week’s Questions: “What is UBO status? That now we have to claim as business owners? And why is the fine so high? And is there a difference between …
 
Does your job take a toll on you for working overtime? And have you, or someone you know has been assaulted while on vacation and wants to report it? Ahmed Odeh gets us all the honest legal answers in real-time for this week’s episode of #LEGALISH. This Week’s Questions: “Hello, I have received a job offer letter, but I have my own visa under my fr…
 
What does it mean to be blacklisted in the UAE? And can you get a UAE visa if tested positive for STDs? Ahmed Odeh answers all our FAQs on this episode of #LEGALISH. This Week’s Questions: “Just wondering if anyone has actually experienced testing positive for an STD (outside of Hepatitis and HIV). And if they have actually been reported to the aut…
 
Are you over 18, but under 21 and you want to go clubbing in the UAE? And what does it mean to have something notarized in the UAE? Ahmed Odeh puts everything in Layman’s Terms this week on #LEGALISH. This Week’s Questions: “I'm 19 years old. I know the age for drinking is 21. But I'm not interested in drinking. Can I still enter clubs just to hang…
 
For the first time on #LEGALISH, our question is not anonymous. OT’s bank account was wrongly frozen. Here’s what you can do to stop this from happening to you. Ahmed Odeh gets us all the answers. This Week’s Question: “Is there any legal grounds that the bank has to ask me about my private affairs? Whether I'm transferring receiving money amongst …
 
Can we fly a rainbow flag in the UAE? If your car rental company makes an error, can you claim damages? Tune in to this week's episode on #LEGALISH. This Week’s Questions: “I'm a content creator. I rented a car for video shoot and paid in advance. The night before the shoot, I was told that the rental company had mistakenly given the car to somebod…
 
Is it legal to hire unpaid interns or have multiple vehicles registered under one license plate? Ahmed Odeh gets us all answers all to your exciting questions on #LEGALISH. This Week’s Questions: “Is it legal to hire interns in the UAE? And is it legal ta have people work for you for free, under the pretense of giving them experience?” “My neighbor…
 
Can you go to jail for slander? Ahmed Odeh breaks down the legal lingo before getting into the FAQS. #LEGALISH This Week’s Questions: “What is the difference between slander, defamation, and libel?” “If I've committed slander or libel, do I need to get a lawyer?” Send your questions to hello@dukkanmedia.com or slide in our DMs, and we promise to ke…
 
What do you do when you get into an accident in the UAE? What about getting custody of your child when your husband has been arrested for drug possession in the UAE? Ahmed Odeh give us the answers. This Week’s Questions: “I got into a car accident and as a result. I got an intimidating letter from my insurance company saying that I cannot claim whi…
 
Is CBD legal? What are the do’s and don’ts around protesting the UAE? Ahmed Odeh gets us all the answers. #LEGALISH. This Week’s Questions: “I have started to see CBD oil products being sold in the UAE. What is the legality behind this?” “My baby was born two weeks before six months from the wedding date. It seems I have to go to court to get appro…
 
Is ethical hacking legal in the UAE? We deep dive and breakdown a lot of legal jargon in this week’s episode of #LEGALISH. This Week’s Questions: “I'm in a contract dispute at the moment. Upon reviewing the contract, it became clear to me that at the event of a dispute, the matter will have to be referred to arbitration. What is arbitration? Do I h…
 
Wife refusing to divorce you? Scammed with a guaranteed cheque? Ahmed Odeh gets our legal questions answered this week on #LEGALISH. #WeCauseCulture This Week’s Questions: “I've been having a problem with my wife for more than a few years now, and I have been deeply affected by it. My wife refuses to give me a divorce, and I cannot legally prove th…
 
What do you need to ensure the law is on your side when documenting domestic abuse? Tune in to this week’s episode of #LEGALISH with Ahmed Odeh. #WeCauseCulture This Week’s Questions: “How legal or non-compete clauses in contracts? And how hard is it to enforce?” “If I have been physically abused by my partner, but there's no witness to that, what …
 
Can your WhatsApp conversations get you in trouble in court? Do you think someone has pressed charges against you without your knowledge? Ahmed Odeh has all the answers on this week’s episode of #LEGALISH. #WeCauseCulture. This Week’s Questions: “My husband and I were shopping at a very reputable furniture store, we decided to buy a couch that cost…
 
So, you got arrested for being naked on a balcony in Dubai Marina? Check out this week’s #LEGALISH episode on your favorite podcast platform. This Week’s Questions: “ I had a family friend who went who went with them as part of a civil engineering job with his company. A worker got injured pretty badly on a construction site that he was at, and all…
 
New week, more questions! Listen to our latest #LEGALISH episode to see where the UAE law stands on attesting civil marriage, driving under the influence, and and living in an RV cause you can't pay rent. This Week’s Questions: “I live in a nice family friendly neighborhood and every day at 5pm a reckless person drives up our street towards home. T…
 
Complaining of reckless drivers in your area? Know what your legal rights are with @ahmedodeh_ in this week's episode of #LEGALISH. This Week’s Questions: “I live in a nice family friendly neighborhood and every day at 5pm a reckless person drives up our street towards home. They almost hit our kid yesterday. A number of parents have reported the l…
 
Got a legal question? Our favourite lawyer, Ahmed Odeh will give you answers weekly. Today we talk to @tac.plg aka tac-itto aka tactastic aka Dukkan's one and only Sound Engineer. We talk about the music industry’s challenges This Week’s Questions: “I’m a local artist in the region. And fortunately, I have previously had my record played on the rad…
 
Got a legal question? Our favourite lawyer, Ahmed Odeh will give you answers weekly. You guys asked questions and we found answers. Here’s the run down on the VAT rules for influencers, musicians, DJ’s etc. This Week’s Questions: “What is an influencer?” “Does this only affect people who are legally registered, as per like a freelancer visa? What a…
 
Got a legal question? Our favourite lawyer, Ahmed Odeh will give you answers weekly. This Week's Questions: 1. "My neighbor's housekeeper told me that she was being screamed at, all the time. She claimed that her employer was verbally abusing her and even deducting her salary over the smallest mistakes. She wanted to leave. But my neighbor was thre…
 
Got a legal question? Our favourite lawyer, Ahmed Odeh will give you answers weekly. This Week's Questions: 1. "I am a Canadian looking for a job in Dubai. I answered a post and I got an interview time. When I arrived, I was put in a lineup of other interviewees. When I got to the front of the line and briefly interviewed, I was told I got the job.…
 
Got a legal question? Our favourite lawyer, Ahmed Odeh will give you answers weekly. This Week's Questions: 1. "I got divorced five years ago, and my ex wife and two children live in Dubai. As part of our divorce agreement, I pay 5,000 Dirhams monthly as maintenance for my children. However, I've been unemployed for the last seven months, and I'm s…
 
Got a legal question? Our favourite lawyer, Ahmed Odeh will give you answers weekly. This Week's Questions: 1. "My partner and I are living in Dubai, we live together, but we're not married. And I know that's not illegal anymore. However, I think I might be pregnant. So I was told by some friends that that is illegal. What are my rights? And what s…
 
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