Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in the UAE. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in the UAE typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services is helping hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in the UAE in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process.
There is currently no personal income tax in the United Arab Emirates.
12.5% - Social Security (15% for Abu Dhabi)
5% - Social Security
The typical work week in the UAE consists of 40 hours per 5 day week or 48 hours in a 6 day week.
It’s important to note that typical working hours can vary by industry in some countries. Contact our team for the most up-to-date information!
Overtime laws in the UAE are complex and can depend on the specific circumstances and the employee. We are happy to discuss in more detail for a specific context.
Employees are entitled to an annual leave of:
Unused leave must either be carried forward or paid out.
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) employees are entitled to 20 days paid leave, and 5 days can be carried forward from one holiday year to the next.
Sick leave in the UAE is paid for up to 90 days, at the following rates:
Employees are entitled to 60 days sick leave per year. If this threshold is passed, the employer may terminate the employment immediately by giving written notice to the employee.
Employees with more than 1 month’s seniority are entitled to paid sick leave for a maximum of 60 working days in any 12 month period.
The UAE guarantees 45 days of maternity leave at full pay for employees with more than 1 years of service and additional 100 days of unpaid leave. Employees with less than 1 year of service are entitled to 45 days of maternity leave at half pay.
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) employees with more than 1 years of service are entitled to 33 days at full pay and 32 days at half pay for maternity leave. .
Paternity leave in the UAE includes paid leave for up to 5 days.
We believe that remote employees should be able to access their local, as well as a high standard international benefits anywhere they are. Details about international or country specific benefits packages can be provided on request. Please contact us for further details.
There are a range of reasons that an employer can use to lawfully terminate an employment relationship in the UAE, which depend on the specific circumstances. If you would like to know more specific details, please contact us.
The amount of severance pay is determined according to the employee’s length of service. If the reason for termination is not recognised as lawful, the employee may be entitled to additional compensation totaling to 3 months’ pay.
No notice is required for termination during a probationary period. For dismissals (other than for cause) employers must provide a minimum of 30 days prior written notice.
Under the DIFC employment law, notice periods depend on the employee’s length of service, and specifically:
Under the ADGM employment law, the minimum notice period is:
The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It’s important to note that labour laws and regulations in the UAE are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the details such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We are here to help you every step of the way.
Omnipresent makes it easy to employ, pay and support your international team. Book a call with us to start building your global team today.
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