Dubai City View

United Arab Emirates

At Azure Global, we understand that paying contractors in another country can be complex and frustrating. Each country has its own taxation and employment law, working regulations and benefit systems. We have worked hard to find in country experts in compliance and law to ensure we understand the intricacies of HR and Payroll in other countries.

United Arab Emirates

Payroll and Benefits Guide



UAE Dirham (AED)


Payroll Frequency



Employer Taxes


As an Azure Global Client

As an Azure Global client, we will:

Employ on your behalf

We become the Employer of Record which allows us to take care of all the necessary requirement for working internationally. We cover multiple types of employment, dependant on each country’s model. This allows us to employ in a way which is relevant to you and to meet the specific business requirements for you and your workers.

Provide required insurances

We can provide insurances relevant to the country and sector in which your workers operate. We will ensure that your workers adhere to the legal requirements of the insurance. You and your workers can rely on us to make sure that you have all the cover you need for operating throughout the world.

Pay your workers, weekly, fortnightly or monthly

We can pay your workers however frequently you prefer. Wages can be run according your business and workers needs with our solutions built to fit around you.


We will work closely with you to provide medical cover and screening where required. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can support you with our Payroll & HR solutions.




Abu Dhabi


UAE Dirham (AED)

Date Format





No taxes apply to Employers or Employees


No taxes apply to Employees or Employers



Payroll Cycle 

At Azure Global, we can run Payroll for your client at the frequency that suits them best whether that is Weekly, Bi-Weekly or Monthly, we can help.



Paid Time Off

If an employee has fulfilled at least one year of employment, they are entitled to 30 days of paid leave a year.  

Public Holidays

7 holidays totaling 14 days.

Sick Days

After 3 months of employment starting from the end of the probation period, an employee is entitled to 90 days of sick leave.

The first 45 days of sick leave are paid as follows: ​

  • First 15 days of illness- leave is paid at 100% of the regular salary

  • 15-30 days of illness- paid at 50% of the regular salary

  • From the 46th day, sick leave is not paid. ​


Within the first 2 days of the sickness, the employee must give notice to their employer and produce a medical certificate from a doctor.

Maternity Leave

A woman is entitled to 45 days of fully paid maternity leave if they have completed at least 1 year of employment. ​


For women who work under the DIFC employment law, maternity leave is 65 days if the woman has worked for at least 1 year.  The first 33 days are paid at a rate of 100% of the normal pay and the remaining 32 days is paid at the rate of 50% of the regular pay.

Paternity Leave

Paternity leave falls under parental leave.

Parental Leave

For private-sector employees, both parents are entitled to 5 days’ paid leave.  The leave can be taken until the child reaches the age of 6 months. ​


Under the DIFC, pregnant employees are entitled to paid leave for prenatal care.





5% VAT Paid

How Azure Global operate in UAE

Legal & Compliance

For our clients, we can provide legal and compliant contracts of engagement between the parties involved alongside the contract between the worker and the client.


We use the latest technology to streamline the payroll process, including online timesheets, same day payments and electronic invoicing.


Azure Global has significant levels of in-country insurance to ensure all workers are fully protected and risk are mitigated.


Azure Global can pay your workers at the frequency that suits your requirements whether that is weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.


Azure Global provide insurance as required by in country law.


We can pay your workers and invoice our client in the currency that best meets your requirements.