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xty wrote:If no reconciliation can be made between you and the company...
If the company is in a free zone area, go to the free zone authority first to obtain the reference letter (in Arabic). I don't know for non free zone company. Maybe you go directly to Ministry of Labour head office?
Bring the free zone reference letter to the Ministry of Labour office (lower ground room 103 if I'm not mistaken, or ask first the reception) inside Dubai Courts building (next to Maktoum bridge).
Go to typing centre (inside Dubai Courts), they will ask for the details (joining date, termination date, salary breakdown, etc), they will make your "demand letter" in Arabic (including all the amounts: unpaid salary, notice period, gratuity, leave balance, etc) for you to open/register a case.
Bring the "demand letter" back to reception, open/register the case, they will give you a schedule for hearing. Submit also any documents (legally translated to Arabic if possible) that may support you.
Mind you that it may cost you lots of money for legal translation of supporting documents (if any), and it may take weeks to finish the hearing up to the judgements (you know the "effectiveness" of govt). Meaning, you got to be prepared with the "surviving money" and see if it's worth to fight for.