United Arab Emirates

Global Employment Solutions & PEO in United Arab Emirates

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in United Arab Emirates. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.

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How does Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions work in United Arab Emirates?

Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in United Arab Emirates. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in United Arab Emirates 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 United Arab Emirates in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process. 

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in United Arab Emirates.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in United Arab Emirates.
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in United Arab Emirates.
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.
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Employer Costs in United Arab Emirates

Employer costs include Social Security (Pension). Use the OmniCalculator to estimate costs, or contact us for further information.

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Employee Income Taxes in United Arab Emirates

Income taxes

No Tax. There is no federal personal income tax in the UAE.

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Employee Social Contributions in United Arab Emirates

Employee contributions

Employees who are UAE nationals are required to make contributions of 5%, which are deducted from their salary and transmitted by the employer along with the employer's contribution.

For other GCC nationals working in the United Arab Emirates, social security contributions are determined in accordance with the social security regulations of their home country.

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Working Hours in United Arab Emirates

Usually 48 hours/week for 6 day working week or 40 hours/week for 5 day working week depending on region/zone. Overtime is capped and compensated subject to exemptions for certain categories of employees.

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Holidays & Vacation in United Arab Emirates

Please note that the below information covers national holidays and should be used for informative purposes only and not as a guarantee for payroll purposes. While we strive to offer you accurate information, public holidays are subject to frequent changes and can be dependent on regional differences. Should you need more detailed information on public holidays, please consult the government pages of the state and/or the local municipality of your employee.

  • Monday, Jan 01, 2024 - New Year's Day (رأس السنة الميلادية)
  • Thursday, Feb 08, 2024 - Laylat al-Mi'raj (الإسراء والمعراج)
  • Monday, Mar 11, 2024 - First day of Ramadan (اليوم الأول من رمضان)
  • Wednesday, Apr 10, 2024 - End of Ramadan (Eid al-Fitr) (عيد الفطر)
  • Sunday, Jun 16, 2024 - Feast of the Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha) (عيد الأضحى)
  • Sunday, Jul 07, 2024 - Islamic New Year (رأس السنة الهجرية)
  • Sunday, Sep 15, 2024 - Birthday of Muhammad (Mawlid) (المولد النبويّ)
  • Monday, Dec 02, 2024 - National Day (اليوم الوطني)
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Sick Leave Entitlement in United Arab Emirates

Labour Law dictates 90 days of paid sick leave per year, paid by the employer. Payment amounts depend on length of sick leave. Other regulations may apply to Dubai International Financial Centre and Abu Dhabi Global Market.

Parental Leave in United Arab Emirates

Maternity: 60 days’ maternity leave where the female employee delivers after 6 or more months of pregnancy. The first 45 days are on full pay and the remaining 15 days on half pay. Regulations vary according to region/zone. Parental: both parents are entitled to 5 days paid leave.

Annual Leave Entitlement in United Arab Emirates

Labour Law: - First year of employment: no fewer than 2 days' paid leave between 6th and 12th month of service. - After 1 year: 30 calendar days' paid leave. DIFC and ADGM: - 20 working days paid leave accrued pro rata for employees employed for at least 90 days. There are also other types of paid/unpaid leave.

Severance Pay Entitlement in United Arab Emirates

An employee with at least one year continuous service is entitled to an end of service gratuity payment on termination of their employment. Severance pay is dependent on the length of continuous employment of the employee.

Termination in United Arab Emirates

Termination in most cases is only permitted with cause and for valid reasons such as mutual agreement, resignation, expiration of a contract, breach of contract. 

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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 United Arab Emirates are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the global employment solutions 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.

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