New Emiratisation requires emiratis to be employed by Private companies in UAE

23 November 2022

Gandhi AlMinaj

The Ministry of Human Resource and Emiratisation has issued a new resolution with the objective to increase the participation of Emiratis in the Private Sector in UAE. This Resolution is a part of the federal governments agenda that empower the Emiratis to work in the private sector. The latest resolution by the MOHRE is a further effort to improve Emiratization in the private sector in the UAE.


According to the Ministry Companies should hire at least One Emirati National for every 50 skilled workers in a company. The MOHRE has clarified that the mandatory target of 2% of skilled roles to be preserved for Emiratis is to be met by the Companies by December 31, 2022. Companies are required to subsequently increase the number of employees by 2% with each passing year till 2026 i.e., at least 10% of the employees have to be Emirati nationals by 2026. Any Emirati national employed by the company should have a valid work permit and should be paid a minimum of Dhs.4000 which is a minimum required wages to be paid to skilled workers.


If the Companies fail to comply with this requirement, they will be fined Dhs 72,000(6,000 per month x 12) in January 2023. The fine of 6,000 per month shall be increased by Dhs 1000 with each passing year, so the companies that fail to comply in 2024 will be fined Dhs 84,000, in 2025- Dhs 96,000 and in 2026 Dhs 108,000.


Only the private sector companies that have less than 50 employees are exempted from this mandatory requirement. If any company provides false information to MOHRE it will be fined DHs 20,000 per national for which it provides false information.

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