The UAE Unemployment Insurance scheme is a form of social security/insurance to provide financial support when an employee loses their job as a result of termination by their employer.
The financial support will be given in exchange of a monthly insurance premium, paid by the employee during their employment.
The scheme applies to all workers in the government and private sector, for both Emiratis and residents. Some exceptions apply.
This new unemployment insurance scheme was introduced in Federal Decree-Law No. 13 of 2022. Ministerial Resolution No. 604 of 2022 and Cabinet Resolution No. 97 of 2022 provided the executive details for the implementation of the scheme fixing the deadline of 30th June 2023 for the enrolment.