This page lists the primary resources for distressed workers provided by the UAE and the governments of the top 5 labor sending countries

UAE Government

UAE Ministry of Labour

UAE Ministry of Interior

Abu Dhabi e-Government

UAE General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs

General Directorate Services

UAE Employee Rights and Duties

Work Entry Permits

Tol Free Numbers:
Ministry of Labour:800665
Ministry of Interior: 800 5000
General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs: 80051111

Other Numbers:
Domestic Workers:04 7074878 / 04 7074889

Ministry of Labour Locations

Home Governments


Primary resource:

UAE Indians

“This portal pertains to all activities related to the Indian community in UAE, including the recruitment of skilled, unskilled and household workers from India. This webpage, for the first time has important information relating to the Indian community in UAE in five different languages.”

Community Welfare Wing
Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi
Plot No. 10, Sector W-59/02
P.O Box 4090
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Tel: +971 2 4492700
Fax: +971 2 4490729


Indian workers minimum wage by occupation

Sl No.CategoryMinimum BasicMinimum AllowancesRevised Minimum Net pay per Month
1Housemaids/Baby sitters/cooks for house1100
4Gardeners / Farm Workers / Shepherds800150950
5Office boys / messengers800150950
6Waiters in Restaurants9502501200
8Helpers (to skilled workers) 950250 1200
9Light Duty Vehicle Operators11003001400
10Cooks for Hotels & Bakers11003001400
13Garment Workers 11003001400
15Shop Asst / Sales man 11003001400
16Workers for Interior decoration11003001400
18Upholstry Workers11003001400
19Leather Craft Workers11003001400
24Fitters 12003001500
27Riggers/Metal & Steel workers12003001500
28Electrician / Wiremen12003001500
30Steel Fixer12003001500
32AC Technician12003001500
33Store Keepers12003001500
34Security Guards12003001500
35Heavy Duty Operators14003001700
1* Food and Accommodation should be provided in addition to the wages above
2. All the employees are to be covered by appropriate Medical, Accidental and Life insurance covers

Guide for Indians in the UAE


Bangladesh Labour Wing

“Labour Wing of this Embassy has been established since 1976 to provide welfare oriented services to the Bangladeshi expatriates and to explore the employment opportunities in the UAE”

For Information on Recruiting Agencies of Bangladesh:

For Information on Bangladesh Manpower Supply:



Contract for Bangladeshi Domestic Workers

Contract for Bangladeshi Employed Workers


No resource for information on wages, contracts, recruitment, complaints, grievances for Pakistanis in the UAE

Overseas Pakistanis Foundation:

“Overseas Pakistanis Foundation was established in March 1979 under the Emigration Ordinance, 1979. Overseas Pakistanis Foundation Provide Services to its registered members and their families in Pakistan, Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

Pakistan Embassy in UAE Community Welfare Page


No resource for Egyptian workers in the UAE.

Address For The Embassy of Egypt in Abu Dhabi:
DIPLOMATIC DISTRICT Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
Telephone: (02) 444.5566 – Telephone (Int): +971.2.444.5566


Philippines Overseas Employment Administration

Commission on Filipinos Overseas

Department of Labor and Employment

Philippine Overseas Workers Welfare Administration


Employment Guidelines for Filipinos in the UAE:



Settlement of Disputes

Domestic Help:


Settlement of Disputes



Philippine Overseas Labour Office – Abu Dhabi:

Address : Villa No. 8, Street 8, Sector 94, Zone 2, Abu Dhabi, UAE 
P. O. Box 3215, Philippine Embassy, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 
Telephone nos.: 02658-2889(POLO); 02639-0023(OWWA)
Office Timings : 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Sundays to Thursdays