Early leave during COVID-19

The UAE Government allowed expatriate workers in the private sector to return to their home countries and return when COVID-19 cases reduce. Employees can apply for an early leave by submitting an application for annual leave or agreeing with their employer for unpaid leave. Read about the conditions and procedures for applying for an early leave.

Note: The above was implemented during the early phase of pandemic and was slowly phased out as the situation returned to normalcy.

Updated on 29 Jun 2022

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