Umrah/Hajj

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Middle East > Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai

Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai Have you made Dubai your new home? Are you thinking about moving to Dubai? If you want meet like minded Expats living in Dubai then you have come to the right place. Join the Dubai Expat Forum and discuss food, meet friends, talk property in Dubai, finances, jobs and much much more.

Like Tree2Likes

Umrah/Hajj


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 31st January 2012, 04:29 AM
petrolhead's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Dubai
Posts: 567
Rep Power: 41840
petrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond repute
77 likes received
17 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default Umrah/Hajj

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?

Thanks

  #2 (permalink)  
Old 31st January 2012, 08:20 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Perth
Posts: 232
Rep Power: 6170
Helios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond repute
6 likes received
19 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from algeria. Users Flag! Expat in australia.
Default

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.

  #3 (permalink)  
Old 31st January 2012, 08:30 AM
petrolhead's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Dubai
Posts: 567
Rep Power: 41840
petrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond repute
77 likes received
17 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

OK thanks for that Helios

  #4 (permalink)  
Old 31st January 2012, 08:45 AM
Eng.Khaled's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Dubai
Posts: 274
Rep Power: 68459
Eng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond repute
95 likes received
35 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from jordan. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

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.

  #5 (permalink)  
Old 31st January 2012, 08:55 AM
petrolhead's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Dubai
Posts: 567
Rep Power: 41840
petrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond repute
77 likes received
17 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

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?

  #6 (permalink)  
Old 31st January 2012, 09:08 AM
Eng.Khaled's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Dubai
Posts: 274
Rep Power: 68459
Eng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond repute
95 likes received
35 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from jordan. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by petrolhead View Post
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?

  #7 (permalink)  
Old 31st January 2012, 09:12 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Perth
Posts: 232
Rep Power: 6170
Helios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond repute
6 likes received
19 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from algeria. Users Flag! Expat in australia.
Default

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

  #8 (permalink)  
Old 31st January 2012, 09:16 AM
petrolhead's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Dubai
Posts: 567
Rep Power: 41840
petrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond reputepetrolhead has a reputation beyond repute
77 likes received
17 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

Righteo thanks guys. Guess he'll go for Hajj then in that case ;-)

  #9 (permalink)  
Old 31st January 2012, 09:16 AM
Eng.Khaled's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Dubai
Posts: 274
Rep Power: 68459
Eng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond repute
95 likes received
35 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from jordan. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

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

Quote:
Originally Posted by Helios View Post
Went for Umra two years back and I had to take regular vacation days from annual leave.

  #10 (permalink)  
Old 31st January 2012, 09:18 AM
Eng.Khaled's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Dubai
Posts: 274
Rep Power: 68459
Eng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond reputeEng.Khaled has a reputation beyond repute
95 likes received
35 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from jordan. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by petrolhead View Post
Righteo thanks guys. Guess he'll go for Hajj then in that case ;-)
Jynxgirl likes this.

Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


LEGAL NOTICE
By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.
FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO