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 22-23 Eid Al Fitr Holiday (Friday-Saturday) May 24 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) (Sunday) May 25-26 Eid Al Fitr Holiday (Monday-Tuesday) July 30 Arafat Day (Thursday) July 31 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) (Friday) August 1-2 Eid Al Adha Holiday (Saturday-Sunday) August 20 Islamic New Year (Thursday) December 1  Martyr’s Day (moved from November 30) (Tuesday) December 2 National Day (Wednesday) December 3 National 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 3 Eid Al Fitr Holiday (Monday) June 4 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) (Tuesday) June 5-6 Eid Al Fitr Holiday (Wednesday-Thursday) August 10 Arafat Day (Saturday) August 11 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) (Sunday) August 12-13 Eid Al Adha Holiday (Monday-Tuesday) August 31 Islamic New Year (Saturday) December 1 Martyr’s Day/Commemoration Day (moved from November 30) (Sunday) December 2 National Day (Monday) December 3 National 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 day Christian New Year 1 day Eid Al Fitr 2 days Waqfa day 3 days Birthday of the Prophet 1 day Ascension day 1 day National day 1 day If 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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