Having a baby in the UAE
Kipp’s reveals the long legal and medical road to motherhood in the UAE.
January 26, 2009 3:55 by Dana El Baltaji
According to the Labor Law in the UAE, “a working woman is entitled to 45 days maternity leave with full pay which includes the period before and after delivery, provided she has served continuously for not less than one year. The maternity leave is granted with half pay if the woman has not completed one year of service. At the end of the maternity leave, a working woman has the right to extend her maternity leave for a maximum period of l0 days without pay.”
The new mother has the right to two daily intervals to nurse her child (each interval does not exceed 30 minutes and is taken out the work day) for 18 months following the delivery.