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Laws For Short Term Employment

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General Provisions

  • Since 2010, the UAE Labour Law made provisions which allow an employee to have a part-time job along with a full-time one subject to certain conditions. The employee can work part-time after getting the work permit from MOHRE.

  • The fee for part-time work permit includes an application fee of AED 100 and an approval fee of AED 500.

  • As per Federal Decree Law No. 2 of 2007, if an expatriate is caught working for another company without an official permit, then a fine of AED 50,000 will be applied to the hiring company, in addition to other penalties in case of repeating the offence.


For People on Work Visa

  • Emiratis, other GCC nationals and expatriate employees who are living in the UAE on a work visa, can take up a second job, upon getting a part-time work permit from MOHRE, which is valid for one year.

  • Part-time work permit holders are allowed to work in another company at the same time as working in the current company on a part-time basis for less than eight hours per day.

  • Read the ministerial resolution no. 31 of 2018 on part-time employment contract (Arabic).

For People on Family Visa

  • Those who live in the UAE on a family visa can take up a second job after getting a part-time work permit with an NOC from the sponsor. Such work permits can be issued to men and women between 18 and 65 years of age.