Benchmarking Employee Benefits in the UAE – 2022

benchmarking employee benefits UAE 2022If you are looking to benchmark employee benefits in the UAE, a good place to start is with this Market and Benchmark Insight Report for the UAE – 2022. Asinta’s UAE Partner Nexus compiled the information so it is easy to understand and gives you a solid footing to help you move forward in your decisions about the benefits you will offer to employees in the UAE.

Inside the report you’ll find details about:

  • UAE benefits landscape
  • Typical benefit plan design and cost
  • Policy set-up
  • Onboarding and communication

The following is an excerpt from the report:

While health insurance in the UAE is mandatory, you can purchase private insurance voluntarily elsewhere if you live in Dubai or Abu Dhabi (the two primary emirates within the UAE). In Dubai and Abu Dhabi, employers usually arrange health insurance coverage for their staff. Coverage typically includes basic GP treatment and hospital care.

Other mandatory benefits include:

    • Insurance covering disability and death
    • Insurance covering injuries incurred at work
    • Insurance for temporary disability due to illness or maternity
      Other branches of insurance that fall within the scope of social security
    • Gratuity savings/Pension


If you have further questions about employee benefits in the UAE, please contact Asinta, and we will connect you with Nexus’ local benefits experts.