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Labotel is a solution service provider to contractors. Innovative and intelligent, and part of Al Otaiba Enterprises Chaired by Mr. Otaiba bin Saeed Al Otaiba. Labotel not only accommodates laborers by simply giving them beds to rest and sleep but the facility itself is built, and managed to support resident laborers with far beyond the average accommodation facilities. Labotel provides inclusive solutions by design. Our solution covers all the required value-added services and facilities, Clients require to support their workforce. Labotel works to free both the contractors and the laborers alike from all domestic burdens.

Why is staff accommodation a must-have at workplaces in Abu Dhabi?


Most of the companies in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and other emirates in the UAE hire ex-pat employees. With this, the firms can get qualified, experienced and skilled employees at a lower expense than compared to resident manpower. The extant policies by the labor ministry of UAE stipulate the provision of accommodation allowance or staff accommodation in Abu Dhabi or at any other emirate by the company.

Companies are often confused about the option to choose. Some go for accommodation allowance and the remaining opt providing staff accommodation at an ideal location. As per our analysis, offering staff accommodation in Abu Dhabi might be a productive decision for the organization. In this article, we would be looking into the reasons for reaching this opinion.

Accommodation Allowance and Staff Accommodation

The employer would propose a basic wage and total wage to the employee. Now, the basic wage is the salary excluding allowances like accommodation allowance and transportation allowance. As per the UAE labour law in force, the offer letter must include both the basic wage and the total wage (the wage including all the allowances). Hence, the accommodation allowance would vary depending on the position or the post of the employee. Besides the negotiation power of the employee and the company.

Staff accommodation means the facility for stay provided by the employer. Normally companies choose a trusted agency like ours for providing the accommodation. Staff accommodation in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, or any other emirate would cater to the stay, food, and other amenities of the staff. In this case, there is no negotiation required between the employer and the employee. The offer letter would indicate that accommodation is provided by the employer. Note that, the specifications regarding employee accommodation have been promulgated by the authority. The company has to abide by the regulations.

Which is better for a Business: Staff Accommodation or Accommodation Allowance?

Presenting your employee with an accommodation facility would be ideal if we consider all the aspects related. More often than not employers presume that providing staff accommodation in Abu Dhabi or any other location is more expensive than accommodation allowance. The opposite is the truth.

Providing your employee is more affordable than accommodation allowance. Furthermore, it is beneficial for the company in many ways. The reasons that make the provision of staff accommodation the right option are:

  • Cheaper than paying accommodation allowance
  • All the employees can be accommodated at a single location. Helping company in convenient commutation of the team
  • Helps in easy promulgation of orders and messages (it might be easy in this era of social messaging apps. Nonetheless, visiting the team in person makes the messages special)
  • The employer can focus on business development, instead of expending time on negotiating accommodation allowance
  • Hiring a professional staff accommodation in Abu Dhabi will be useful in many ways, besides offering a comfortable place of stay to the team
  • The well-facilitated stay would elevate the image of the company among the employees and the onlookers

By now, you might have understood that providing staff accommodation is a win-win situation both for the employee and the employer. Ensure that you provide a comfortable and serene living space to your team.

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