The UAE law states that no one is permitted to work in the country unless they have firstly a residency visa and a work permit.
Those who will be caught working illegally can be fined up to AED50,000 and face deportation after.
Article 11 of the Federal Law No 6 for 1973 concerning immigration and residence states that ‘the alien who obtains a visit visa may not work anywhere in the country with or without pay or for his own.’
By virtue of Federal Law No 7 for 2007, ‘a fine of AED50,000 per worker has been prescribed, in the event the Ministry of Human Resource and Emiratization (MOHRE) finds any employer employing an individual on a visit visa.’
Foreign employers who are found to be guilty of doing this will be deported and banned from entering the country.