The UAE is going to set a new minimum wage rule as part of the new labour laws. The UAE Cabinet will set the minimum wage following a proposal from the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation. Since the new labour law will come into effect from February 2022, it is expected that this new minimum will be announced around the same time.
'As opposed to the past, employers in the UAE will now have a minimum wage threshold to adhere to, which protects private sector workers' rights in an evolving labour market.'
— Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) November 18, 2021
Dr Abdul Rahman Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, said the new law “aims to support the UAE’s efforts to create a labour market that copes with the ever-changing modern world. It works to fulfil the aspirations of both employees and employers, reserve employee rights, and attract talents and competencies from across the globe.”