Employee and dependant insurance coverage for expats is based on their pay, classification, and so forth. Currently, two Emirates require employer-provided health insurance coverage: Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The employee, as well as the employee's spouse and dependents, must be supplied with health insurance. While not required in other Emirates, companies in the UAE are often required to offer workers with employer-sponsored health insurance.
The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which Muslims are required to perform at least once in their lives. Employees may be given a one-time pilgrimage leave of up to 30 days without pay under UAE Labor Law.