Working in UAE government sector

Public sector employees are governed by the Federal Decree Law No. 11 for the year 2008 (PDF, 500 KB), as amended. They are on either a full-time employment contract, a part-time employment contract, a temporary contract or a special contract. A female employee is eligible for a maternity leave of 60 days. Male employees are entitled to 3 days paternity leave. The retirement age for Emiratis is 49, after which they become eligible for pension or end of service benefit.


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