Mandatory Emiratisation in UAE: Dh84,000 fine for private firms failing to meet new targets in 2023

A minister from the United Arab Emirates has confirmed that businesses will pay more for not meeting the Emiratization targets for this year. Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, stated at a media briefing on Thursday that the annual fine would be Dh84,000, up from Dh72,000, which was imposed on businesses for not meeting the targets set for the previous year.

Companies that employ 50 or more skilled workers are required to employ 4% Emiratis by the end of this year. Companies will be subject to a fine of Dh84,000 for each Emirati who has not been hired.

Advertisement On Wednesday, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) announced that private companies that failed to meet Emiratisation targets for 2022 would face fines totaling Dh400 million. About 9,293 businesses met their goals for having 2% Emiratis in skilled positions by 2022.

In the meantime, Dr. Al Awar stated that more than 7,000 new Emirati employers have been established. We intend to honor companies that have met or exceeded their Emiratisation targets.

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