Companies Will Be Fined AED72,000 For Ignoring Emiratisation Rules

Anika Eliz Baby

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has issued a press release for all private sector companies with more than 50 employees.

The notice directs companies to achieve the Emiratisation rate of 2% for skilled jobs. Companies will have to pay a monthly penalty of AED 6000 for every Emirati that has not been appointed, starting January 2023


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Companies that fulfil the criteria are also eligible for more benefits

The MoHRE encouraged companies to benefit from the incentives provided for recruiting UAE nationals through the Nafis platform, it will boost their efforts in reaching the required rate before the deadline.

Incentives include:

  • First category classification and membership of the Tawteen Partners Club within the establishments classification system, 
  • Members receive discounts of up to 80% on the ministry’s service fees

This initiative is being run under the Nafis program

This year’s 2% Emiratisation rate is calculated as for every 50 nonEmiratis working in skilled jobs, one UAE national shall be hired.

This decision aims to achieve an increase of 10% in the Emiratisation rate by 2026.

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