Minimum working age

I am an Indian. What is the minimum age legally required to get a job in the UAE?

  • Compiled by Dina Aboul Hosn
  • Published: 00:28 April 18, 2008
  • Gulf News

Ahmad in Dubai asks: I am an Indian. What is the minimum age legally required to get a job in the UAE?

The minimum working age in the UAE is 18 years, but a 15-year-old can work as per the Labour Law after obtaining written approval from his legal guardian and perhaps could do minor work during the day and work a maximum of six hours per day only.

Questions answered by Advocate Mohammad Ebrahim Al Shaiba of Al Bahar Advocates and Legal Consultants.

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