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Paid Leave In The UAE: Why People Fail To Take It

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According to new survey, 62% of UAE residents ended 2017 with spare paid leave days left over.

Apparently we’re a nation of workaholics in the UAE. According to new survey, 62% of UAE residents ended 2017 with spare paid leave days left over.

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The survey, conducted by British Airways, said that over a fifth of respondents feel guilty about using their full holiday allowance for the year. And over a third said they often feel too busy to take time off work to travel.

And when they did get time off, two-thirds of UAE residents said they don’t manage to fully switch off from work when they’re on holiday.

So, it sounds like we’re all glued to our jobs in the UAE. But, actually, the survey also found that UAE residents are among the world’s most prolific travellers.

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The survey found that workers in the UAE take, on average, six holidays per year. The difference here is that they’ll spend less time on each getaway. Around 55% of respondents said they’ll go on holiday for less than two weeks, and 63% said they wish they had longer to stay at their holiday desitations.

It isn’t all just travel, though. A third of respondents said they’ll take individual days off to stay at home so they can attend to family commitments or catch up on personal admin.

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