UAE Labour and Employment Law

Delivered in partnership with leading law firm Clyde&Co, this two-day interactive course will walk you through the legal landscape of employing people in the United Arab Emirates. From recruitment to termination, it will prepare HR practitioners to successfully handle common labour law issues which arise across the country. 

Participants will also get to hear about CIPD’s latest thinking in ethical HR and going beyond legal compliance. This is a very interactive course with a number of real-life case studies, mock trials and a live labour-law clinic with employment lawyers to answer all of your legal questions.

Over the two days, you will learn:

Understand the impact of employment law at the start of the employment relationship

Recognise the main rights that the employee has during the employment period

Identify the issues to address at the termination of the employment

Also available for in-house delivery upon request

'The training is very insightful and informative. It keeps me up-to-date with the labour laws and served as a perfect refresher.'

Angelica Regalado
Past attendee

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'It was an amazing experience. The training was very helpful for the day-to-day operations of our organisation.'

Julie Ann Alegre
Past attendee

2-day short courseAll levels

Next course:

23 - 24 February 2020

Dubai, UAE

Your course tutor

Sara Khoja, Partner, Clyde&Co 
Sara is a bilingual partner in the MENA Employment Group, recognised as a leading individual in employment by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, she advises multinationals and local companies, including Government owned entities on the full
spectrum of employment issues. Sara joined the Clyde&Co Dubai office in January 2008 establishing the employment team, prior to which she practised employment law in London for six years. She has a focus on multi-jurisdictional projects and advising employers within the insurance, infrastructure, TMT, hospitality, retail, healthcare, shipping, and aviation sectors. She works with the firm’s Japan desk to advise Japanese clients in the region and has an extensive KSA employment practice as well as a UAE and wider MENA practice. She is increasingly working with her clients to manage their operations in Africa.

Course Fees


  • Early Bird (until 22 January 2020): $1,799
  • Full price: $1,999

CIPD Member:

  • Early Bird (until 22 January 2020): $ 1,549
  • Full price: $ 1,699

Lunch, refreshments and course materials are included in the course fee. Terms and conditions apply. 
VAT as per UAE law applies to above prices. 

Looking to train a group of 6 or more? All our courses are also available in-house upon request. For further information, group rates and bookings, please contact us on: or call +971(0)4 275 6900

Ready to book? Please fill in the form to register your interest.

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