The UAE provides for equal and fair employment opportunities to Emiratis of determination. Two laws protect employment rights of citizens of determination. They are: Federal Law No. 29 of 2006 Concerning the Rights of People with Special Needs and Dubai Government Law No. 2 of 2014.
The federal law stipulates that UAE nationals with special needs have the right to work and occupy public positions. Article 16 of the law provides: UAE nationals with special needs have the right to work and hold public office. Their special needs shall not be a barrier for their nomination and selection for a job. Special needs should be taken into account while testing the candidate's competency for the job.
The law issued by Dubai Government protects the rights of citizens with special needs in the emirate of Dubai.
The UAE has also ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.