Leave

Information on annual leave, sick leave, maternity, paternity and parental leave, public holidays and other leave.

UAE :: Absence without leave

Article number 120 of the Federal Law No …

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UAE :: Public holidays 2020

 January 1 New Year’s Day (Wednesday)May 22-23Eid Al Fitr Holiday (Friday-Saturday)May 24Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) (Sunday)May 25-26Eid Al Fitr Holiday (Monday-Tuesday)July 30Arafat Day (Thursday)July 31Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) (Friday)August 1-2Eid Al Adha Holiday (Saturday-Sunday)August 20Islamic New Year (Thursday)December 1 Martyr’s Day (moved from November 30) (Tuesday)December 2National Day (Wednesday)December 3National Day Holiday (Thursday)Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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UAE :: Public holidays 2019

 January 1 New Year’s Day (Tuesday)June 3Eid Al Fitr Holiday (Monday)June 4Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) (Tuesday)June 5-6Eid Al Fitr Holiday (Wednesday-Thursday)August 10Arafat Day (Saturday)August 11Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) (Sunday)August 12-13Eid Al Adha Holiday (Monday-Tuesday)August 31Islamic New Year (Saturday)December 1Martyr’s Day/Commemoration Day (moved from November 30) (Sunday)December 2National Day (Monday)December 3National Day Holiday (Tuesday) * Please note that Islamic holiday exact dates are subject to moon sighting and may differ from date given …

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UAE :: Sick leave

An employee is not entitled to any paid sick leave during their probationary period …

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UAE :: Public holidays

Employees in UAE are entitled to the following public holidays:Hijra New Year 1 dayChristian New Year 1 dayEid Al Fitr 2 daysWaqfa day 3 daysBirthday of the Prophet 1 dayAscension day 1 dayNational day 1 dayIf an employee works on a public holiday they will be compensated with time off in lieu as well as a 50% increase in wage for the public holiday day worked …

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UAE :: Other leave entitlements

Special leave without pay may be granted to an employee to complete a pilgrimage – this can only be done once, may not take over 30 days and will not count towards other leaves, including annual leave …

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UAE :: Maternity and paternity leave

Maternity leave Pregnant employees have the right to paid maternity leave for a period of 60 days that covers the period before and after the birth of the baby, as long as they have at least one year of service with their employer …

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UAE :: Annual leave

An employee has a right to annual leave …

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