Employees may be granted a special leave for the performance of Hajj under the provisions that the leave:
is given without pay
may not exceed 30 days
is granted only once during the employment duration with the company.
The UAE Labour Law does not have any provisions which entitle the employee for Umrah leave. If the employee requests a Umrah leave, it is up to the employer to consent and deduct from the employee’s annual leave or consider unpaid leave.