COVID-19 Business Issues in the UAE

    April 2020

    As the world continues to react and adapt to the health, social and economic challenges brought on by the rapid spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), businesses are facing challenges and risks, while trying to protect the health and wellbeing of their workforce. In common with governments throughout the world, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been developing a support framework at both Federal and individual Emirate level. Such support includes the provision of subsidies, a waiver or deferral of certain fees or taxes, financial support and variation of employment and visa terms. This report summarises the current status of stimulus and support packages in the UAE as at 16 April 2020.