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UAE first Arab country to grant paternal leave

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 31, 2020
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan approved new amendments to federal law on the regulation of labour relations, granting paternity leave to employees in the private sector, making the UAE the first Arab country to grant parental leave to private sector employees.
Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Sheikh   Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Paternity leave has been offered as part of efforts to support gender balance and equal opportunities as well as to realise family cohesion and stability.

Topics: UAE

The new rule aims to strengthen the UAE’s leadership and increase its competitiveness in the area of gender balance and achieve family cohesion and stability.

It aims to encourage young talent to engage in employment in the private sector, where the parental leave is the latest in a series of benefits for private sector employees to enhance the role of parents, which is granted to the “father or mother” employee in childcare and is paid.