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Old 31st January 2012, 05:29 AM
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I have been approached by a member of my staff enquiring about time taken off work to undertake one of the above but wants to clarify whether this infringes upon his annual leave.

Anyone to advise?

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I'm working for an American company and we are entitled for up to one month unpaid leave for Hajj, not sure whether this has anything to do with any government labor law regulation.

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Old 31st January 2012, 09:30 AM
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OK thanks for that Helios

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Old 31st January 2012, 09:45 AM
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The employee have the right to take a leave of one month (during all his work period) to do the Hajj. While for Umrah it can be a normal leave. This is valid for all people working in UAE, private sector and public sector.

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Old 31st January 2012, 09:55 AM
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Thanks Khaled. It is Umrah he's more inclined towards. So if he opts for that am I correct in saying that I have to deduct it out of his annual leave?

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Old 31st January 2012, 10:08 AM
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I checked the human resources law for federal government employee. It states that employees have the right to take a 2 weeks paid leave for Hajj, maximum twice during his employment, with 10 years interval between them. But they Umrah isn't mentioned. So I think it's included in the annual leave.

And I don't know what is the case for the private sector.

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Thanks Khaled. It is Umrah he's more inclined towards. So if he opts for that am I correct in saying that I have to deduct it out of his annual leave?

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Went for Umra two years back and I had to take regular vacation days from annual leave.

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Old 31st January 2012, 10:16 AM
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Righteo thanks guys. Guess he'll go for Hajj then in that case ;-)

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Did you go by your self or joined a a campaign? Which office did you contact (in case)?

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Old 31st January 2012, 10:18 AM
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Hajj can be done only in a specific few days in the year. while Umrah can be done any time. I'm wiling to go soon to Umrah to wash my mind and hear of the tiring life style here.

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