Free zone - Performance

Wondering if anyone can help me?  I am looking for more information on managing performance in free zones - particularly Abu Dhabi?  Does anyone has any information, useful reading that would be helpful in gaining more insight into employment rights etc?

Many thanks,


  • Hi Hatti,

    It would depend on the individual free-zone - the free-zone authority may have it's own labour law, with some differences from UAE labour law. Generally, any disciplinary action would follow usual stages - file notes, warnings, etc. - but there are no specific guidelines on advance notification, right to be accompanied to meetings, etc. You can check the UAE labour law and the section on disciplinary rules here: www.mohre.gov.ae/.../labour-law.aspx

    And there are some other useful links for free-zone information here: