The applications submitted on the behalf of several women for new work visas have been rejected by the Ministry of Labour; as it conflicts with the law that bans employment of females at insecure job sites.
The Ministry told employers at companies located at an industrial zone in Dubai that it would not grant work permits for women because of the "unsafe and insecure work environment at that site," Alkhaleej daily said.
"The Ministry of Labour stressed that it would not give any exceptions in this respect...it said its decision followed field visits by its inspectors to those sites."
They went further to affirm their commitment to this law that ensures the safety of employed females; stating that women can not work at night at most sites except in emergency cases or medical related jobs.
Working at mines or other underground work sites are also considered dangerous and prohibited to women.