Helping Your Business Expand Into The United Arab Emirates With The Leading PEO Company

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Emerge into new markets with the leading UAE PEO partner

Leap29's bespoke United Arab Emirates PEO Services manage the employment of your international employes, supporting your company's international expansion into the UAE.

  • Ensure compliance with the UAE's employment laws.
  • Manage international hires, taxes, benefits, insurance, visa applications and payroll.
  • Best value UAE PEO with no hidden costs.
  • Bespoke employee management platform included.

As your trusted Professional Employer Organisation (PEO) partner in the UAE, we can alleviate you from these responsiblities, enabling you to concentrate on expanding your business worldwide, securing top talent and clients. Get a free quote today by filling out the form!


Bespoke employee management software included in our PEO service.


We have expert teams across the world to ensure global compliance.


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What Our PEO Clients Say...
"For the last few years, we have worked very closely with Simon and the team at Leap29 on a number of different projects in multiple countries across the globe. Leap29 have been a fantastic partner for us and are always willing to think with us to find the best solution. The communication with the team at Leap29 has always been excellent and Simon, in particular, is great to work with! They come highly recommended from us!"

Peter Yerardi,

Expand into the UAE's international business hub using our PEO services in United Arab Emirates

Known for the world's tallest building as well as strong global connectivity, the United Arab Emirates is fast becoming one of the most popular locations for business expansion. Although typically known for its successful oil and gas industry, transport, financial services, technology, tourism and construction industries have also become thriving sectors for the country's seven emirates.

As well as reaping the benefits of this country's thriving business sector, foreign-owned, expanding businesses can take advantage of the UAE's 45 Free Zones. With one or more industries allocated to each zone, there are special tax, import regulations and customs in these areas that are designed to provide lucrative business environments for global companies.

Despite the UAE's robust business infrastructure, global connectivity, attractive Free Zones and relatively relaxed international trading rules, expanding into the United Arab Emirates isn't straightforward. The country's guidelines for expanding businesses are complex and can differ between the UAE's seven emirates, as well as the 45 Free Zones, with businesses having to meet each emirate's or zone's respective legislation. Some especially key employment legislation set out in the UAE's Labour Law includes:

  • National Holidays with particular focus around prayer times and Muslim holidays
  • Probation periods - these must not exceed six months
  • No legal minimum wage but salaries must meet basic needs of the employee
  • Overtime must not exceed two hours per day
  • Working week runs from Sunday to Thursday. Friday is a weekly holiday for employees
  • Employment contracts must be written in Arabic alone.

In addition, all foreign employees looking to work in the UAE must obtain a valid pass or work visa before they begin work with the cost fronted by their employers. There are two types of work permits in the United Arab Emirates, skilled and unskilled, with extensive documentation required to apply. Add to this that, as per UAE law, employers must provide a ticket to the employee's native country when their visa is cancelled and if further employment is not found. 

The combination of the UAE law, work permits and changing legislation for each Free Zone or emirate makes expansion into the UAE a challenging affair. This is where our expert PEO services come in. 

Your Recruitment and PEO Partner in the United Arab Emirates

Expanding into any one of the UAE's seven emirates and adapting to their business structure can be a time consuming, complex process. By acting as your Professional Employer Organisation, we remove your need for a legal entity by supporting your expansion and complying with the UAE law and employment best practices on your behalf.  

Leading PEO Services in the United Arab Emirates

Depending on your company's industry and chosen area of expansion, both Free Zone and emirate, then the regulations your business must follow when expanding into the UAE can differ. As such, expanding into the UAE requires colossal attention to detail and an in-depth knowledge of the country's seven emirates, Free Zones and their respective employment regulations. This is on top of the already complex Arabic employment contracts, taxes, benefits, visa applications, payroll and insurances.

At Leap29, we can manage the employment of your international hires taking all of the above intricacies off your shoulders. This means you can compliantly enjoy the benefits of the UAE's Free Zones and sound business infrastructure, without setting up a legal entity or risking non-compliance.

Payroll Services in the UAE

Running payroll internationally is a complex process. Running payroll in the United Arab Emirates however is even more taxing, thanks to its overtime considerations that stipulate standard pay, plus different percentage payments depending on the time of day that overtime is worked. As your payroll partner in the United Arab Emirates, we can navigate overtime considerations as well as ensuring all employees in the UAE are paid accurately and on time. 

We can tailor our payroll solutions to your individual requirements, adapting to your business and workforce to ensure compliant yet stress-free global payroll. 

Recruitment Solutions in the UAE

Recruitment can be challenging for businesses at the best of times; add in the UAE's area dependent legislation and stringent visa requirements and finding the right employees in the United Arab Emirates has just become a whole lot more challenging. With the UAE on the rise as a top place to work for both employers and employees, securing the top industry talent in the country is also highly competitive. 

However, by supporting you with our comprehensive, tailored recruitment and employee onboarding approach we can help you recruit and retain the top talent in the United Arab Emirates. 

Why Choose Leap29 as your Recruitment and PEO Partner?

Expanding your business globally and navigating international employment is challenging for any business.  With in-depth knowledge of the UAE's employment law and first-hand experience of UAE best business practices, Leap29 can make your expansion into the United Arab Emirates easier.

Our team in the UAE are well-versed on country wide legislation as well as individual emirate regulations thus enabling us to deliver a compliant, seamless recruitment and employee management service. With over 20 years of experience providing recruitment services to businesses across multiple sectors, including Engineering and Construction, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Renewable Energy and Technology, we can be the trusted and best value PEO partner of choice for any size or type of business expanding into the United Arab Emirates.  

By letting us take care of your international recruitment and employee management, you can compete in one of the world's most advantageous business landscapes without the cost, time and restrictions of a legal entity.

If you want to find out more about how our PEO Services in the United Arab Emirates can support your global expansion, contact our team using the form, or email us at [email protected] or call our experts on +44 (0) 20 8129 6860 to get started today.

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Wherever you are based, and wherever you are looking to expand, Leap29 have PEO experts waiting to support you. Our teams are 100% compliant with relevant licenses for all countries, giving you full peace of mind that your company's expansion is in safe and specialist hands.

Want to find out more about our PEO Services in the UAE?

Contact us today to see how Leap29 can be the trusted PEO and recruitment partner that supports your expansion into the United Arab Emirates.