The landscape of payroll management in the Middle East is ever-evolving, influenced by initiatives like Emiratization, updated labor laws, and new tax frameworks. As a leading provider of payroll outsourcing services, we’re here to keep you informed about essential updates that could impact your business in 2024.

  1. The Tightening Deadline of Emiratization in the UAE for Small Businesses

Key figures until august 2023

Data from various research in the HR industry shows that 79,000 Emiratis are employed in the private sector, marking a 57% increase in employment rates for UAE nationals.

Non-Compliance Risks

Failure to adhere to Emiratization guidelines could result in severe repercussions, making compliance essential for even small businesses.

Industries Affected

The following industries need to pay close attention to these rules:

  • Information and Communications
  • Financial and Insurance Activities
  • Property/Real Estate
  • Scientific and Technical Activities
  • Administrative and Support Services
  • Education
  • Human and Health and Social Work
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Mining and Quarrying
  • Transformational Industries
  • Construction
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade
  • Transportation and Storage/Warehousing
  • Accommodation and Hospitality Service Activities


Failure to meet the requirements by the target deadlines will result in penalties of AED 96,000 for the year 2024 and AED 108,000 for the year 2025.

  1. Oman’s Transforming Labor Laws : Stay Tuned

Oman is currently undergoing substantial revisions in labor rights, leave entitlements, and contractual matters.

Consult with Us

Our expert team is on standby for consultations, offering strategic insights during this transformative period.

  1. The Introduction of the Golden Pension Scheme in the UAE

Innovative Approach

This new scheme, backed by National Bonds and the Investment Corporation of Dubai, aims to simplify investment for end-of-service benefits.

How It Affects You

It offers a low-risk retirement investment avenue for private-sector foreign employees in the UAE.

Our Commitment

We are closely monitoring these developments to provide our clients with optimal consultation and assistance.

  1. Tax Framework Refinements in Saudi Arabia

Major Changes

The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) is leading the way in refining tax laws, affecting Zakat, Excise law, VAT law, and Real Estate Transfer tax.

Legal Updates

These amendments have been in effect since September 12, 2023, and align with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.

  1. Kuwait’s New Visa Renewal Directive

Immediate Effect

Foreign residents must settle all government dues before renewing their residency documentation.

Effective Date

These changes are effective as of September 10, 2023.


Staying ahead of these developments is crucial for smooth business operations in the Middle East. Rely on us to keep you abreast of the most pressing changes in the payroll landscape. We specialize in mitigating challenges and offering tailored solutions for your payroll needs.

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