Urgent UAE: “Human Resources” announces the nationalization of 68 technical and professional specializations i

According to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the Cabinet has made a resolution to broaden the range of private businesses eligible for Emiratisation. This expansion now includes companies and individual institutions with a workforce ranging from 20 to 49 personnel.

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The Ministry has declared its intention to implement a new policy starting from the commencement of the upcoming year. The rationale behind this decision is to enhance the rates of nationalisation in certain economic sectors within the 14 primary economic activities in which the designated establishments are involved. This will be achieved by mandating these establishments to hire a minimum of one citizen in the year 2024, and an additional citizen in the year 2025.
The Ministry has released an authoritative document containing a comprehensive list of 68 technical and vocational specialisations. These specialisations align with the nationalisation objectives set for private sector establishments employing 20 to 49 individuals. The document will be periodically revised by the Ministry to reflect evolving nationalisation priorities in the private sector. Notably, the list includes four specialisations specifically related to the information sector. The field of information technology and communications encompasses various activities such as computer programming, computer consulting, computer facilities management, other information technology and computer services activities (such as establishing IT infrastructure, data processing, web hosting, and related activities), as well as other unclassified information services activities. In addition, other services are offered in many areas, such as press materials production and distribution services, information research and questionnaire services, and non-commercial information services.

The requisite areas of expertise for employment.

The table included two distinct areas within the financial and insurance activities sector: brokerage activities related to securities and commodity contracts, and supplementary activities such as financial consulting and analysis, banking services consulting, currency quotation services (including precious metals), loan scheduling consulting, and mortgage brokering. And three specializations in the real estate activities sector (including the activities of insurance agents and brokers, real estate activities in owned or rented properties, and real estate activities services), in addition to 12 specializations in the professional, scientific and technical activities sector, which are legal activities, accounting activities (bookkeeping and auditing). and tax consulting), head office activities, management consulting activities, architectural and engineering activities and related technical advisory services, technical testing and analysis, advertising, market research and opinion polls, specialized design activities, photography activities, and other professional, scientific and technical activities not classified in Other areas (inspection and valuation services, inspection and classification of sea transport means, inspection and classification of air transport means, evaluation and weighing services, legal translation services), veterinary activities.

Based on the data presented in the table, it can be observed that the Administrative and Support Services Activities Sector encompassed a total of nine technical and professional specialisations for Emiratisation. These specialisations include the operations of temporary employment agencies, the provision of services by travel agencies, the management of tour operations, as well as other reservation services and related activities such as marketing entry cards for events, matches, and festivals. such as technical events, tourist guidance, tourism and entertainment, guest reception, integrated office administration, document preparation, specialised support activities, office photography, conference and trade fair organisation, and other miscellaneous business support services not otherwise classified. Barcoding refers to the utilisation of barcodes for many purposes, including simultaneous translation services, transaction follow-up services, and administrative services aimed at assisting business owners.
The education sector encompasses three distinct specialisations: education services, other forms of education that do not fall under any specific classification (such as the Institute for Driving Education, Institute for Teaching Motorcycle Driving, Institute for Teaching Driving Machinery and Heavy Vehicles, Institute for Teaching Driving Boats and Yachts, and Real Estate Training Institute), and education support activities. The domain encompassing human health and social work comprises three additional specialisations: medical clinics, dental clinics, and other activities related to human health (such as physical medicine and rehabilitation centres, radiological diagnostic centres, dental manufacturing and prosthetics laboratories, prosthetic devices manufacturing laboratories, and optics centres). Furthermore, it includes various social work activities, such as nurseries, charitable organisations, social consultations, consultations for families of children with special needs, and early educational and rehabilitation services.

The arts and entertainment sector included four specializations: creative activities, arts and entertainment activities, operation of sports facilities, sports club activities, other entertainment activities not classified elsewhere (entertainment services and undertakings, game operation services), yacht management and operation, management and operation of public beaches, while the sector included Mining and quarrying, two specializations: support activities for extracting oil and natural gas, and support activities for quarrying and mining, in addition to six specializations in the manufacturing sector, which are service activities related to printing, manufacturing basic chemicals, and manufacturing other chemical products not classified elsewhere (industry Fire extinguishing materials), manufacture of engines, generators, electrical transformers, and electrical distribution and control devices, manufacture of machines for mining, quarrying and construction operations, manufacture of other products not classified elsewhere (manufacture of pens and writing instruments, manufacture of protective safety equipment, manufacture of manual cleaning tools).
Based on the ministerial schedule, the building industry encompassed a singular speciality, namely electrical installations. In addition to the sector encompassing accommodation and hospitality services activities, which incorporates hospitality activities at events, the transportation and storage sector comprises five distinct specialisations. These specialisations include maritime transport of passengers, warehousing, service activities related to maritime transport, handling of goods, and other transport activities. The latter encompasses services such as issuing certificates and travel licences, car support, issui

There are a total of 13 distinct specialisations within the field of "wholesale and retail."

According to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the Emiratisation targets effective from January 2024 will encompass a range of professional and technical specialisations within the wholesale and retail trade sector. These specialisations include the wholesale of motor vehicles, the sale of textiles, clothing and footwear, the sale of various household goods, the sale of computers and peripheral equipment (such as computers, software, electronic devices, communication equipment,

Additionally, this encompasses the trade of solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels and their associated products, the trade of minerals and metallic minerals, the trade of building materials and metal construction materials, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies, the retail trade of computers, computer peripheral equipment, software, and communications equipment, the retail trade of textiles, and the retail trade of pharmaceutical and medical products as well as cosmetics. The retail sector encompasses various categories, including the sale of toiletries, the sale of new goods such as photographic machines, tools, and supplies, the sale of medical glasses and contact lenses, the sale of photographic films and materials, the sale of specialised photographic equipment materials and supplies, as well as the sale of sunglasses and coloured contact lenses. Additionally, electronic retail is also a significant component of the retail industry.

Compilation of "contributions" in the year 2025

According to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, establishments that fail to meet their obligations will be subject to annual financial contributions. These contributions will amount to 96 thousand dirhams for citizens who have not been appointed, beginning in January 2025 for the year 2024. Furthermore, starting in January 2026 from 2025, financial contributions of 108 thousand dirhams will be imposed. Establishments have the option to pay these contributions in installments, subject to an agreement with the Ministry.

As per the Ministry's directive, the establishment is required to either appoint a replacement citizen within a period of two months or make the specified financial contributions for the relevant targeting year, if it decreases its citizen count subsequent to the conclusion of said year.

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