The 3 Best United Arab Emirates PEOs & Employers of Record (EOR)


Doing business with a UAE PEO/EOR

The United Arab Emirates has the second-largest economy in the Middle East after Saudi Arabia, making the country an economic powerhouse on the world stage. Its economy is largely based on exports of oil and gas, but in recent years the country has diversified to include a variety of new industries. The UAE offers foreign investors favorable tax laws, which makes it a popular location for foreign businesses expansion

Why Use a PEO in the United Arab Emirates?

Maneuvering the Visa process in the United Arab Emirates can take time. Here’s where a UAE PEO solution can simplify the process for your business: new companies don’t have to directly hire employees in the country – the local partner can handle employee selection and retention. Local experts can also mobilize office openings, handle contracts, and more. The United Arab Emirates’ employment contracts and taxes are unique to their country. 

Best UAE PEOs and Employers of Record


Of the PEO companies operating in the UAE, Horizons stands out as an established and highly regarded organization. Fortune 500 companies trust Horizons with their UAE PEO services and especially value the company’s ability to hire top talent across the UAE within days, as opposed to the usual months.

Horizons offers a full suite of business services; from contract drafting in Arabic and English to employee onboarding, and additionally to setting up social security and mediating local disputes. Unlike other companies, Horizons mitigates additional risks by absorbing all local employment liabilities, making it a straightforward and easy process for foreign companies looking for a true ‘one-stop-shop’ for PEO services in the United Arab Emirates. 

Website: Horizons

Sky Executive

SkyExecutive is a recruitment agency and Professional Employer Organization, (PEO) which means that it has the ability to combine recruitment and day-to-day employment solutions for companies looking to expand into the United Arab Emirates. This makes the process of expanding into the UAE a more seamless experience and removes the need to secure the assistance of multiple agencies. SkyExecutive prides itself on its network of local consultants, as that local expertise is vital for companies looking for a smooth transition into a new business environment.


Velocity Global

Based in Colorado, USA, Velocity Global has become a well-known source of end-to-end services for new overseas business launches. They provide a helpful online Resource Center for information on foreign expansion, the important details of PEOs, and the best business practices on approaching talent acquisition overseas. 

Advertising fast onboarding, Velocity Global has worked in 185 countries, including the United Arab Emirates, since its 2014 launch. Their focus on cloud-based tech is especially appealing to companies with several existing foreign entities.


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As a specialist in the area of overseas business expansion, Alan covers global business topics with a focus on identifying emerging markets and helping companies expand globally.

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