Hire contractors in the United Arab Emirates

Hiring contractors in United Arab Emirates? Rippling can help you onboard and pay Emirati contractors contractors in a single system. In just a few clicks, you can localize onboarding, provision IT and app access, and run payroll for your contractors in United Arab Emirates—while staying compliant with local laws. 

Avg Time to Hiring

Less than 5 minutes



Time Zone

GMT+4 (Abu Dhabi)

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at a glance

Hiring contractors in the United Arab Emirates can be a rollercoaster

Navigating the intricacies of employment laws in the United Arab Emirates requires a deep understanding of local laws and customs. From the bustling construction industry to the allure of free zones, understanding how to pay contractors in the UAE can empower international companies to tap into the Gulf's thriving economy. With Rippling,  you can grow your international team quickly while remaining compliant.

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Worry-free Compliance

Avoid misclassifying contractors in the United Arab Emirates

Rippling can help you avoid costly misclassification mistakes. Worried that your Emirati contractors are misclassified? Try our free classification assessment to find out.

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Support your Emirati contractors right out of the box with Rippling

Simplified Onboarding

Onboard contractors in the United Arab Emirates in 90 seconds

Rippling makes it easy to onboard Emirati contractors. Send out contracts in minutes. In a single onboarding flow, contractors can sign agreements, submit required payroll and KYC information, and even set up their email account or apps—all in a few minutes from their phone.

Global Workforce Management

Seamlessly transition contractors to employees

As your business grows, your workforce needs change. You can easily transition a contractor to an employee in minutes while preserving any historical data via Rippling EOR. Through the transition, you'll retain historical documents and payroll data, and the contractor can retain their email and systems access.


Set up and manage your Emirati contractors’ IT needs

Give contractors access to apps like Google Workspace and Slack with a few clicks—and remove it just as easily at the end of their contracts. You can increase security by enforcing multi-factor authentication and even set up workflows to automatically alert you of any suspicious login activity.

Contractor Compensation

Easily pay Emirati contractors in AED

Easily pay contractors in your currency or AED. And if you need to pay someone off-cycle for a late invoice? You can do that in minutes. Contractor payments are tied to invoices and integrated time-tracking, saving you manual data entry in pay runs and creating a papertrail to protect against misclassification risk.