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The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announces vacations for private sector employees in the UAE
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation

The Ministry of Human Resources confirmed that the UAE Labor Law stipulates that the employee is not entitled to an annual leave during the probationary period

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation confirmed that the UAE Labor Law stipulates that the employee is not entitled to an annual leave during the probationary period in the company he works for, which is the first 6 months. As for sick leave, it is unpaid.

The Labor Law indicated that the worker is granted, during each year of his service, an annual leave that may not be less than two days during each month if the worker’s service period is more than six months and less than a year, and thirty days in each year if the worker’s service period is more than a year. In the event the worker's service is terminated, he shall be entitled to an annual leave for the last year's fractions.

He pointed out that “the employer has the right to determine the date of the start of the annual leave for the worker when necessary and divide it into two periods at most, as the provision of division does not apply to the leave prescribed for juveniles, while in calculating the period of the annual leave are holidays established by law or by agreement or any other periods due to illness. If this leave is interrupted, it is considered part of it.

The law pointed out that “the worker receives his basic wage plus housing allowance, if any, for the days of the annual leave. If work conditions require the worker to be employed during all or part of his annual leave and the leave period during which he worked is not carried over to the following year, the employer must pay him his wages. In addition to a vacation allowance for his working days equal to his basic wage.