Friday, October 22, 2021

Expo 2020 Dubai: These employees can get paid time off to visit the mega fair

It’s been almost a week since the biggest show in the world started, but anticipation and expectations continue to stay at a high level.

Visitors from all over the world have flocked to the Expo 2020 Dubai site since it opened on October 1 – and UAE residents have made their own plans.

Recently, several of them have had additional reasons to celebrate, thanks to the initiatives put in place by various entities – both public and private sector – granting employees paid leave to attend the World Fair.

Here is a list of government and corporate organizations that announced the welcome measure:

>> UAE Federal Government

United Arab Emirates federal government employees will be able to take six days of paid vacation to visit the mega fair.

The decision was approved on Wednesday by the United Arab Emirates cabinet, headed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai.

>> Government of Dubai

In accordance with guidelines issued by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, city government employees can be granted six days paid leave to attend the global event.

The idea is that government employees understand the global innovations presented at the World’s Fair.

“Our goal is to concretely implement the Expo theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. We want our team to get to grips with creative ideas from around the world,” he said at the time. .

>> Ministry of Presidential Affairs

Earlier this week, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, approved eight days of paid leave for ministry employees wishing to visit the Expo.

“Everyone shares the responsibility of making the international event a success and showing a brilliant image of the UAE, providing visitors with a full experience and drawing the public’s attention to the country’s achievements and stature. leading international market, ”he said.

>> Department of Government Support, Abu Dhabi

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Government Support also announced that Abu Dhabi government employees were entitled to six days of vacation to visit the world exhibition.

They can take advantage of this leave until March 31, 2022, the closing date of the show.

>> Galadari Brothers

The group was one of the first private sector groups in the United Arab Emirates to offer six days off to its employees so that they can experience the wonders of Expo 2020 Dubai.

The group also cut employees’ working time by one hour for the duration of the Expo to help them leave their workplaces earlier and avoid traffic jams during rush hour.

“The six-day leave will help our staff to properly plan their visit to the Expo site,” said Co-Chair Suhail Galadari. “The world’s largest trade fair is an event that will generate a wealth of ideas, not only during the event, but long after its conclusion. So, for anyone interested in visiting and finding out more about what the future will bring, I say the time is right.

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