|Tuesday||Jan-01||New Year's Day|
|Wednesday||Apr-03||Israa & Miaraj Night|
|Wednesday||Jun-05||Eid Al Fitr||The end of Ramadan|
|Thursday||Jun-06||Eid Al Fitr Holiday||Probable holiday|
|Sunday||Aug-11||Arafat (Haj) Day||Arafat Day or Day of Arafa is the second day of the Haj|
|Monday||Aug-12||Eid Al Adha||Date varies on Lunar cycle|
|Tuesday||Aug-13||Eid Al Adha Holiday||Date varies on Lunar cycle|
|Wednesday||Aug-14||Eid al-Adha Holiday||Probable holiday|
|Sunday||Sep-01||Hijri New Years Day||Islamic New Year|
|Sunday||Nov-10||Prophet Mohammed's Birthday|
|Monday||Dec-02||UAE National Day|
|Tuesday||Dec-03||UAE National Day Holiday|
Islamic holiday exact dates are subject to moon sightings and may differ from the date given.
In UAE, the weekend is Friday and Saturday.
A public holiday can be moved to the beginning or to the end of a week if it falls between two working days.
Public sector workers receive more public holidays than the private sector.
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No official minimum wage.
Full time employment is considered 48 hours weekly, and 8 hours daily. During Ramadan, working hours is reduced by 2 daily.
Overtime per day cannot exceed 2 hours.
Between 9pm-4am, and on holidays pay is 150%.
Total pension fund contribution is 26%, with 6% contribution from the government. Employer are required to contribute 15% of employees wages to their pension fund. Employees are required to contribute 5% of their wages to their pension fund.
Employee contributes 5%. Employer contributes 12.5% (15% in Abu Dhabi). Minimum salary for contributions is 1,000 AED, and the ceiling is 50,000 AED. Expats arent required to make contributions.
For contracts with undefined terms, 30 days notice is required. Payment in leiu of notice is allowed. For day workers, 1 week notice is required until 1 year, from 1-5 years two weeks is needed, and from the 5th year one month.
Advance notice period is 30 days.
Workers are entitled to 21 days pay for every year up to 5, and 30 days for each additional year.
Employers must allow all employees to take leave without pay for Haji one time during their employment. This cannot last more than 30 days. Employees who has been in the company for more than six months but less than a year will accumulate two days per every month in the company. After 1 year, they will be entitled to a minimum of thirty days off.
Employees are not entitled to sick leave during their probation period. However, after those 6 months, employees are paid 100% of their wages for the first 15 days of the sick leave, 50% for the next 30 days and are not reimbursed for any additional days following.
45 days of maternity leave.
3 days paid paternity leave.
No specific laws.
Salaries are most commonly paid on monthly basis, however the frequency can be agreed upon between the employer and employee.
Salaries must be paid by the 25th of every month for working days from the first to last day of the month.
The standard rate is 5%.
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