UAE allows government employees to take year-long leave to start businesses

Government employees in the UAE are permitted to take up to a year off to start their own businesses. Emiratis will get half their salaries during this period while retaining their government jobs.

The new protocol aims to inspire more people to embark on entrepreneurial endeavors.

The implementation began in July during a Cabinet meeting presided over by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.

The year-long sabbatical is among the paid leaves that will be offered to Emiratis working in the government sector. BKM/ Expat Media

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