UAE Steps Up Enforcement of Preferential Hiring for Nationals


​The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has begun implementing a more stringent application of its existing UAE Labor Law market testing process, with the goal of prioritizing the hiring of nationals. Now the program has expanded to encompass all companies in the UAE, which means businesses need to adjust their hiring practices.

Sinan Yurtsever came to work for a global consulting company in Dubai, UAE, in 2018, arriving from Istanbul as a highly qualified foreign consultant. He’s thriving in the company’s international environment. 

“In my company, [the makeup is] 50 percent Indian, Pakistani [and] Bengali, [plus there are] some Emiratis and the rest is mostly Europeans,” Yurtsever said. “Compared to…


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