People who have lost their jobs and are actively looking for work are eligible for unemployment benefits. Unemployment benefits are not specifically regulated in the United Arab Emirates. However, in the event of job loss, certain categories of workers, such as nationals and citizens of the GCC, may be eligible for government financial assistance. Training, help finding a job, or financial aid are all examples of the kinds of assistance that can be provided.
Additionally, employees who are fired from their jobs may receive severance pay or an end-of-service bonus from some employers. Although these payments are not considered unemployment benefits, they can assist employees who have lost their jobs financially.