UAE shuts down 84 offices for offering domestic workers on hire

Legal measures will be taken against the owners of closed offices who resume business


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Published: Tue 23 Nov 2021, 5:56 PM

Last updated: Tue 23 Nov 2021, 6:54 PM

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (Mohre) has closed down 84 recruitment offices for offering domestic workers for hire across the country, despite their licences having expired.

The ministry has streamlined recruitment of domestic workers via licensed centres. Mohre had stopped renewing licenses of private domestic workers’ recruitment offices in 2017, and replaced them with Tadbeer centres.

Currently, 62 Tadbeer centres provide comprehensive recruitment services for domestic workers, including visa provision, training and orientation. Through the new centres, the ministry works to combat wrong recruitment practices, protect workers’ rights and ensure required conditions are met in the hiring process.


The ministry warned that legal measures will be initiated against owners of closed offices who go back to business.

Mohre also urged families and employers to use Tadbeer centers when recruiting domestic workers in keeping with the UAE’s laws.

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