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Entrepreneurship Leave for Self-employment

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The Entrepreneurship Leave for self-employment for Federal Government UAE National employees initiative has been developed as part of the Initiatives of the Next 50. The initiative focuses on enhancing the competitiveness of the UAE National cadres, encouraging them to work in the private sector, investing in available job opportunities in it, and establishing and managing their own businesses projects/business that add a qualitative value to the national economy.

Given the leading role of the United Arab Emirates Government and its vision that aims to support the country’s citizens across all fields, the esteemed UAE Cabinet issued Resolution No. (30/7) of 2022 on the conditions and controls for granting Entrepreneurship Leave for self-employment to UAE nationals working in the federal government. The initiative relies on an innovative approach to introduce a special category of leaves that is granted under specific conditions. The aim of this new leave category is to enable UAE nationals working in the federal government to establish their own business in the private sector given the important role this sector plays in the economy. This crucial step will play a key role in creating new jobs and drive future development.

Accordingly, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources launched the guide for granting Ministries and Federal entities their UAE National employees - who wish - an Entrepreneurship Leave for self-employment, which is the first of its kind in the world, to encourage them to pursue investment and start their own businesses in the private sector.

To view the Guide for an Entrepreneurship Leave for Self-employment in the Federal Government, Click here

Frequently Asked Questions

To view the frequently asked questions about the Entrepreneurship Leave for self-employment initiative, Click here

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