The UAE has been investing in a labour market that empowers Emiratis and attracts talent from all around the globe.


Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic with a projected growth of 2.5 per cent, salaries across the UAE are projected to remain stable in 2021 with the country’s hiring rate steadily returning to pre-pandemic levels (LinkedIn).


Sectors such as technology, pharmaceuticals, finance, government and human resources will offer the biggest wage increases, bonuses and benefits to retain top talent in the next year, according to the 2021 Salary Guide (published by the global recruitment consultancy Robert Half).


Some of the UAE salary guides include:


The estimated salary growth is around 32% in the first five years and an additional 36% in the next five years. Experience level is one of the most important factors in determining the salary, in addition to sector-specific factors (Salary Explorer).


The official website of the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) contains all the labour laws on working hours, contracts, disputes, social care, healthcare, general provisions and more.



Useful links:

The Ministry responsible for regulating labour and labour affairs for both the private and public sectors in the UAE.

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