UAE Hajj Leave Guide: Eligibility and Application Process [2024]

Last Updated on July 10, 2024 by Vadim

Learn about Hajj leave entitlements for UAE employees, including duration, application process, and how it interacts with public holidays.

Key Points:

  • Up to 30 days unpaid leave for Hajj
  • Once per employment duration
  • Application process varies by employer

Hajj Leave Entitlements

According to UAE government website (

  • Leave is without pay
  • Maximum 30 days
  • Granted once during employment with the company

DIFC-Specific Regulations

DIFC Law No. 2 of 2019, Article 33:

  • 21 days unpaid leave for Muslim employees
  • Minimum one year continuous employment required

How to Apply for Hajj Leave

  1. Submit written request in advance
  2. Provide documentation (Hajj registration, travel arrangements)
  3. Await employer approval
  4. Acknowledge any terms or conditions

Public Holidays During Hajj

  • Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha fall during Hajj season
  • Public holidays during annual leave count as part of leave (Article 29 (7), UAE Labour Law)

Expert Insight

Imran Khan, Dubai legal consultant: “UAE Labour Law doesn’t explicitly mention Hajj leave, but it can be applied for by mutual agreement between employer and employee.”

Understanding these regulations helps UAE employees plan their Hajj pilgrimage while maintaining good relations with their employers.

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