February 5, 2019

UAE Employment Contracts: Limited vs Unlimited

Choosing the right type of contract at the outset of any employment relationship is important to mitigate risk. Do you know the types of contracts that are available and the main differences?

Under the UAE Labour Law No. 8 of 1980 (as amended) (the “UAE Labour Law”), applicable to all employers in the UAE, there are two types of employment contracts that can be issued; limited term or unlimited term contracts. There are various distinctions between the two types of contracts including the treatment of end of service gratuity entitlements and termination consequences.



Al Tamimi & Company has a dedicated Employment & Incentives team. For further information, please contact Samir Kantaria (s.kantaria@tamimi.com) or Gordon Barr (g.barr@tamimi.com).


back Chat with us

Disclaimer: This chat service should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional advice which takes account of your specific circumstances and any changes in the law and practice. No warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided via this service and no liability is accepted by Al Tamimi & Company Limited, its affiliates, partners or employees for any loss arising as a result of reliance upon the information provided.

I Agree   

Kindly accept the disclaimer to proceed to a live chat.

Please choose one of the following options below:

Thank you for your inquiry. We will connect you to one of our agents now.

Thank you. Which service are you looking for?

Thank you for your interest in working with Al Tamimi & Company. Please click here to view our latest job openings.

Please click here leave a message and we will get back to you shortly.