Friday, November 18, 2011


According to the Federal Law No 8 of 1980, Article 74 of  United Arab Emirates states the following: “Each worker shall be entitled to official holidays with pay on the following occasions:

A) New Year’s Day (Hijra): One day;

B) New Year’s Day (Christian): One day;

C) Eid Al Fitr: Two days;

D) Eid Al Adha: Three days;

E) Birthday of the Prophet [PBUH]: One day;

F) Ascension of the Prophet [PBUH]: One day;

G) National Day: One day.”

Therefore, the employee is entitled to such holidays as per the law.

Questions answered by Advocate Mohammad Ebrahim Al Shaiba of Al Shaiba Advocates and Legal Consultants, UAE

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