ALL ABOUT EMIRATIZATION

Emiratization

                • The Emiratization is being introduced into the U.A.E. private sector as of January 2023.
                • Emiratization is a government initiative to encourage meaningful and efficient employment of Emiratis in the UAE.
                • This is in line with the Ministerial Resolution No. 279 of 2022, which was issued in June of 2022.
                • As per this Resolution, the government aims to increase employment of Emiratis in the private sector by 2% annually.
                • With the objective of reaching 10% increase by 2026.
                • The requirement for the number of Emiratis to be hired, depends on the number of skilled workers in the company
                • -Companies with 51 – 100 skilled workers – should hire 2 Emiratis.
                • -Those with 101 – 150 skilled workers – must hire at least 3 Emiratis.
                • -And those companies who have more than 151 skilled workers – should hire 1 Emirati for every 50 skilled workers.
              • The deadline for compliance is January 1, 2023.
              • After which penalties will be imposed.
              • The penalties start with AED 6,000 per month for every Emirati, who has not been employed.
              • And increase by additional AED 1,000/per month, every year.