As there is no legal obligation for Dubai employers to provide health insurance cover for dependants of their employees, the responsibility lies with the employee (visa sponsor) to cover medical cover for their stepchild/children.
Abu Dhabi employers are legally obligated to provide health insurance cover for their employees and their dependants. If the stepchild/children are a dependent of the employee and under the age of 18 then the employer is legally required to cover the cost of medical insurance. The employer is obligated to cover health insurance for up to 3 children/stepchildren under the age of 18.
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