Annual Leave Policy


Basic Info

  • Applicable Region UAE
  • Available Languages
    English & Arabic
  • Document No 0000748
  • Version V 1.0
  • Last Updated 02-23-2024
  • Reviews 0
Document Summary

This annual leave policy can be used by a company to set out the terms of applying for annual leave and entitlements during annual leave. It also sets out the terms of carrying over the annual leave to the following year.


According to paragraph 5 of article 29 of Federal Decree-Law No. 33/2021 on Regulation of Labour Relations, the employee may, with the approval of the employer and in accordance with the applicable regulations in the company, carry over the balance of his annual leave, or days thereof, to the following year.

Employees are entitled to 30 calendar days of annual leave after completing one year of continuous service for the employer.

This Policy contains the following sections:

  1. Policy Statement
  2. Scope
  3. Company Holiday Year
  4. Annual Leave Entitlement and Pay
  5. Booking Time Off
  6. Exceptions
  7. Carrying Over Annual Leave
  8. Sick Leave
  9. Other Leaves
  10. Religious Occasions and Holidays
  11. End of Employment


This document is intended for use in the United Arab Emirates.


This document is provided for reference only and is not intended to be, and should not be considered, legal advice. Determinations about whether this document will be appropriate in your particular situation or jurisdiction should be made after consultation with a legal counsel. Kanoony will not assume any legal liability that may arise from the use of this document.

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