Self-Employed Contractor Agreement


Self-Employed Contractor Agreement

Basic Info

  • Applicable Region UAE
  • Available Languages
    English & Arabic
  • Document No 0000659
  • Version V 1.0
  • Last Updated 01-18-2024
  • Reviews 0
Document Summary

A self-employed contractor is appointed by a company to perform a specific service. This agreement sets the terms and conditions that govern the parties’ relationship.


This agreement does not establish an employment relationship between the contractor and the company, a contractor is engaged by the company to perform a specific service without being entitled to any employment benefits under the UAE Labour Law.

According to Article 872 of Federal Law No. 5 of 1985 on the Civil Transactions Law (as amended), a contract for work is one by virtue of which one of the parties undertakes to do a piece of work in consideration of a remuneration which the other party undertakes to pay.

This Agreement includes the following sections:

  1. Definitions
  2. Duration of the Agreement
  3. Contractor’s Obligations
  4. Fee
  5. Expenses
  6. Late Payment
  7. Tax Liabilities 
  8. Status of Contractor
  9. Competition
  10. Confidential Information
  11. Intellectual Property
  12. Liability
  13. Force Majeure
  14. No Waiver
  15. Assignment and Sub-Contracting
  16. Third Party Rights
  17. Termination
  18. Company’s Property
  19. Notice
  20. Entire Agreement
  21. Execution and Counterparts
  22. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
  23. Severability 
  24. Language 


This document is intended for use in the United Arab Emirates.

Before Execution

  • The information on this front page or contained in the headers and footers of this instrument are for guidance purposes only.
  • Please delete this front page together with the information contained in the headers, footers and the endnotes prior to circulating this letter. Where square brackets […] and highlights are used in the document, it indicates that there is missing or incomplete information which will need to be incorporated prior to signature.
  • Please remove the square brackets and all highlighting prior to signature.

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