United Arab Emirates

Currency
United Arab Emirates dirham (AED)
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
Employer Taxes
12.50%

About 

United Arab Emirates

Occupying a small portion of the eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula, the UAE consists of seven emirates, the most prominent of which are Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Abundant oil riches have driven the UAE's very rapid development, but now the country is trying to diversify its economy.

Overview

Population
9,890,400
Language
Arabic
Capital
Abu Dhabi
Currency
United Arab Emirates dirham (AED)
Country code
+971
Min wage
3,000-5,000 AED
Working hours
8 hours per day
Weekdays
Sunday to Thursday
Work hours per week
48 hours per week

Payroll

Cycle

Monthly

Avg employer tax

12.50%

Taxation

Tax breakdown - Employer
  • Social security: 12.50%
VAT

5%

Holidays / PTO

Public holidays in 2024
  • 1 Jan: New Year's Day
  • 30 Apr: Eid al-Fitr Holiday
  • 1 May: Eid al-Fitr Holiday
  • 2 May: Eid al-Fitr
  • 3 May: Eid al-Fitr Holiday
  • 4 May: Eid al-Fitr Holiday
  • 8 Jul: Arafat Day
  • 9 Jul: Eid al-Adha
  • 10 Jul: Eid al-Adha Holiday
  • 11 Jul: Eid al-Adha Holiday
  • 30 Jul: Islamic New Year
  • 8 Oct: Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
  • 1 Dec: Commemoration Day
  • 2 Dec: National Day
  • 3 Dec: National Day Holiday
Sick days

Following completion of three months of service, all employees are entitled to up to 90 days' sick leave each year.
The first 15 days are paid at a rate of 100% of salary. The next 30 are at 50% of salary. The remaining 45 days in one year are unpaid. Medical certificates must be provided within 48 hours of the first day off sick.

Maternity leave

Maternity leave allowances vary depending on the employee's length of service. After one year of employment, maternity leave is 45 days at 100% of the employee's regular salary. Before one year has been completed, employees are only eligible to be paid 50% of their salary during maternity leave. Women working under the employment law of the Dubai International Finance Center (DIFC) who have been employed for at least one year are entitled to 65 days of paid maternity leave (33 days at full pay and 32 days at half pay).

Paternity leave

There is no provision for paternity leave in the UAE.

Termination

Termination Process

The UAE has a standard termination process that all employers must follow except in cases where they can legally justify dismissal without notice.

Notice Period

Notice periods are a minimum of 30 days by law. The only exception to this is employees working under the employment law of the DIFC, who are only entitled to one weeks' notice during their first five months of employment.

Severance Pay

Mandatory severance pay is determined by length of employment:

  • One to five years – 21 days of wages for each year employed  
  • After five years – 30 days of wages for each additional year.  
  • The maximum payment is capped at two years' worth of salary. Further compensation of three months' pay can be awarded if the reason for dismissal is not recognized by the law of the UAE.
Probation Period

Typical probation periods in the UAE are in the range between three and six months.

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Employer cost
Total monthly cost of employment
GBP 9,633
Gross monthly salary costs
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes and contributions
GBP 8,334
Employee cost
Net monthly salary
GBP 5,137
Gross monthly salary
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes & social security
GBP 8,334
Employer cost
Total yearly cost of employment
GBP 9,633
Gross yearly salary costs
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes and contributions
GBP 8,334
Employee cost
Net yearly salary
GBP 5,137
Gross yearly salary
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes & social security
GBP 8,334
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United Arab Emirates

Currency
United Arab Emirates dirham (AED)
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
Employer Taxes
12.50%

About 

United Arab Emirates

Occupying a small portion of the eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula, the UAE consists of seven emirates, the most prominent of which are Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Abundant oil riches have driven the UAE's very rapid development, but now the country is trying to diversify its economy.

Overview

Population
9,890,400
Language
Arabic
Capital
Abu Dhabi
Currency
United Arab Emirates dirham (AED)
Country code
+971
Min wage
3,000-5,000 AED
Working hours
8 hours per day
Weekdays
Sunday to Thursday
Work hours per week
48 hours per week

Payroll

Cycle

Monthly

Avg employer tax

12.50%

Taxation

Tax breakdown - Employer
  • Social security: 12.50%
VAT

5%

Holidays / PTO

Public holidays
  • 1 Jan: New Year's Day
  • 30 Apr: Eid al-Fitr Holiday
  • 1 May: Eid al-Fitr Holiday
  • 2 May: Eid al-Fitr
  • 3 May: Eid al-Fitr Holiday
  • 4 May: Eid al-Fitr Holiday
  • 8 Jul: Arafat Day
  • 9 Jul: Eid al-Adha
  • 10 Jul: Eid al-Adha Holiday
  • 11 Jul: Eid al-Adha Holiday
  • 30 Jul: Islamic New Year
  • 8 Oct: Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
  • 1 Dec: Commemoration Day
  • 2 Dec: National Day
  • 3 Dec: National Day Holiday
Sick days

Following completion of three months of service, all employees are entitled to up to 90 days' sick leave each year.
The first 15 days are paid at a rate of 100% of salary. The next 30 are at 50% of salary. The remaining 45 days in one year are unpaid. Medical certificates must be provided within 48 hours of the first day off sick.

Maternity leave

Maternity leave allowances vary depending on the employee's length of service. After one year of employment, maternity leave is 45 days at 100% of the employee's regular salary. Before one year has been completed, employees are only eligible to be paid 50% of their salary during maternity leave. Women working under the employment law of the Dubai International Finance Center (DIFC) who have been employed for at least one year are entitled to 65 days of paid maternity leave (33 days at full pay and 32 days at half pay).

Paternity leave

There is no provision for paternity leave in the UAE.

Termination

Termination Process

The UAE has a standard termination process that all employers must follow except in cases where they can legally justify dismissal without notice.

Notice Period

Notice periods are a minimum of 30 days by law. The only exception to this is employees working under the employment law of the DIFC, who are only entitled to one weeks' notice during their first five months of employment.

Severance Pay

Mandatory severance pay is determined by length of employment:

  • One to five years – 21 days of wages for each year employed  
  • After five years – 30 days of wages for each additional year.  
  • The maximum payment is capped at two years' worth of salary. Further compensation of three months' pay can be awarded if the reason for dismissal is not recognized by the law of the UAE.
Probation Period

Typical probation periods in the UAE are in the range between three and six months.

Tax Calculation

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Top Countries
Employer cost
Total monthly cost of employment
GBP 9,633
Gross monthly salary costs
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes and contributions
GBP 8,334
Employee cost
Net monthly salary
GBP 5,137
Gross monthly salary
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes & social security
GBP 8,334
Employer cost
Total yearly cost of employment
GBP 9,633
Gross yearly salary costs
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes and contributions
GBP 8,334
Employee cost
Net yearly salary
GBP 5,137
Gross yearly salary
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes & social security
GBP 8,334
Request a detailed quotation