Navigating the Future: Emerging Trends in EOR for the UAE Workforce (2022-2024)

“A brief look into what lies ahead for EOR in 2024”



As the UAE business landscape undergoes dynamic shifts, the realm of Dubai Employer of Record (EOR) services has witnessed transformative trends from 2022 to 2024. In this blog post, we will explore the serious business of evolving EOR practices in the UAE, anticipating how these trends will shape the future of global workforce management.

Remote Work’s Permanence:


The events of recent years have not only accelerated the adoption of remote work but have also established it as a permanent fixture in the business landscape for alot of UAE business. In 2022, the UAE saw a surge in companies leveraging EOR services to facilitate remote work and to give more flexibility, this applied to freezone companies
especially. Fast forward to 2023, this trend solidified, with EOR becoming a strategic partner for companies adapting to hybrid and fully remote work models.

Enhanced Compliance Solutions:

Navigating the intricate web of local and international compliance will remain a top priority for businesses in the UAE. In 2022, EOR services were sought after for their expertise in managing compliance challenges locally and the risk free environment that EOR built here.. In 2023, with more changes to UAE labor law an even greater focus came on tailored compliance solutions, with EOR providers evolving to offer comprehensive services that ensure businesses remain compliant with the rapidly changing regulatory landscape, one example of this being “Emiratization”.

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Technology as a Cornerstone:

Technology continues to be a driving force in reshaping the EOR landscape with so many tech startups growing and moving to the UAE. In 2022, businesses in the UAE embraced tech-driven EOR solutions for streamlined operations especially due to the pandemic and the impact it had on organizations from remote locations.. Moving forward, technology will take center stage, with EOR services leveraging advanced tools to enhance efficiency, improve data security, and provide real-time insights. In my opinion, you can expect a surge in demand for sophisticated technological solutions in the EOR space in 2024 onwards. I feel HR professionals are less afraid of working with Technology over the past two years and have pardoned some traditional methods..

Customization for Optimal Flexibility:

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The demand for customized EOR solutions tailored to specific business needs gained traction in 2022. Looking ahead, businesses in the UAE will continue to seek flexibility inservice structures. In 2024, EOR providers are likely to offer even more customizable solutions, allowing organizations to choose services that precisely align with their unique requirements, providing optimal flexibility for diverse business scenarios.Also i feel we will see more customizable solutions to transition from EOR to own entity set up.


As we step into 2024, the evolution of EOR trends in the UAE from 2022 to 2024 reflects a commitment to staying ahead of the curve in global workforce management. Companies that embrace these emerging trends, partnering with forward-thinking EOR providers, will be well-positioned to navigate the complexities of the global business landscape while ensuring compliance, leveraging technology, and strategically planning their workforce for success. Some of our clients have saved up to 500,000 AED per yearby building a customized outsourcing solution that matches their business needs.

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Connect Resources’ Liam Doherty is our expert in company expansion and consulting. He is prepared to provide professional services to both local and foreign investors in the UAE.

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