Khaleej Times, Thursday, Feb 09, 2023 | Rajab 18, 1444
UAE Emiratisation fines, deadlines: What's changed and what hasn’t under new rules?
The UAE recently rolled out amendments to its Emiratisation rules, aiming to
ensure that private companies will be able to sustain the drive all year round.
The main points of the federal law, however, remain the same. Private companies
are still mandated to raise Emiratisation rates by 2 per cent every year to
reach 10 per cent by 2026. It is the procedure of the law's implementation that
has been revised, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (Mohre) said
at a Press briefing on Tuesday.
In a post shared on Wednesday morning, the ministry clarified what has and has
not changed under the latest update:
>> The overall mechanism for achieving the targeted Emiratisation rates has not
changed. However, it became semi-annual instead of annual.
Companies with more than 50 employees are required to achieve an increase of 1
per cent of skilled jobs every six months and reach a growth of 2 per cent by
the end of the year
>> The annual 2 per cent Emiratisation growth for skilled jobs in 2022 for
private sector companies and the 10 per cent goal for 2026 have not been changed
in this resolution.
>> The financial contributions for non-compliant companies have not been
>> There will be no new or additional commitments from companies. However, fines
for non-compliance will start to be applied in July 2023 (this collection will
include the remaining contributions from 2022).