United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪

Congratulations on your decision to hire employees in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)! With its strategic location at the crossroads of East and West, the UAE is an ideal place for expanding your operations. Plane simplifies the hiring process for you by offering automated tax document collection, payroll, benefits administration, and more, while ensuring compliance and maximum efficiency. Still, hiring in a new country can pose certain challenges, so we’ve put together the following guide on how to navigate the process of hiring in the UAE.

Currency

AED

 Onboarding

2.5 to 4 weeks minimum

Employer Cost

16.5%

Pay Frequency

Monthly

Public Holidays

13

5 Considerations Before Hiring in the UAE

As an employer in the UAE, it is important to have a comprehensive employment contract that outlines the terms and conditions of the employment relationship. The contract should include need-to-know info on compensation, benefits, vacation time, and sick leave policies. Before onboarding a new employee in the UAE, take a moment to consider the following:

Getting Started with Hiring in the UAE

Employer Tax Rates

You can estimate how much it will cost to employ your next hire in the UAE using Plane's Hire Calculator.

Hire Calculator

Tell us about your employee.

Enter details about your hire to get an estimated employment cost, including taxes.

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*rates for: April 5, 2024

Once you have sorted out the details mentioned above, you can add the employee to the Plane platform. We provide a step-by-step workflow that shows what tasks need to be completed, as well as real-time updates and notifications. This way, you can stay on top of the hiring process at all times. With Plane, you can confidently hire, knowing that you have a powerful platform at your disposal to manage the entire process from start to finish. Here are the instructions for adding a new employee to the platform:

How to hire and onboard an employee

Plane offers a guided process for administrators and managers to hire and onboard their new employees...

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Hiring an employee in a new country can be a complex process, but with the right guidance and resources, it can be a smooth and successful transition. At Plane, we're committed to helping you navigate the process of hiring an employee in the UAE. We'll keep you informed and up-to-date with the latest regulations and employment laws.Best of luck with your new hire, and welcome to the UAE!

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some common questions about hiring employees in the UAE with Plane:
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