The UAE’s Human Resources and Emiratisation Ministry has announced work permit fees to work in the country have been amended. The fee levied will now depend on a worker’s skill level, whether they will work in the country or outside of it as well as the establishment category in the classification system. Establishments employing GCC nationals and fishing boat businesses will be exempt from the fees. The Ministry has also started classifying businesses differently. The classification will now be done according to skill levels, particularly whether skilled workers or limited skill workers are employed.