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27. Entitlement to national holidays

(1) Every Employee is entitled to the national holidays that are announced in the UAE for the public sector (if the Employer is a public sector entity) or the private sector (if the Employer is a private sector entity), falling on a business day.
(2) An Employee is entitled to be paid a daily wage for national holidays under subsection (1).
(3) Leave to which an Employee is entitled under subsection (1) may be replaced by —
(a) a day in lieu;
(b) a payment in lieu; or
(c) a pro-rated amount relating to the period of time worked, where each of the Employer and the Employee so agree in writing.