Dh100,000 fine for employing workers in UAE

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has a message for UAE residents.

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has a message for UAE residents.

"Be aware," the warning reads on their social media handles.

"Hiring or harboring illegal entrants shall incur a penalty of Dh100,000."

The UAE had recently seen the end of the "Protect Yourself by Modifying Your Status" initiative that granted a five-month time frame for illegal residents to modify their status or leave the UAE without facing fines or legal issues.

After the end of the amnesty period, intensive campaigns will be conducted across the country and those caught violating residency laws will face tough penalties.