Great news for girls in the UAE. A women's group is lobbying the government for more flexibility over maternity leave. Currently full-pay maternity leave is set at 60 days for government employees and 45 days for private sector employees who have been with their company for more than a year. The national reported, "The Dubai Women Establishment (DWE)
prepared a draft policy on maternity leave and breastfeeding in 2009 after
researching conditions in other countries, said Shamsa Saleh, chief executive
of the local government body. They submitted the draft to federal
authorities and have pushed for its consideration since then, Ms Saleh said. “It is there now under discussion,” she said. “We hope the Government will
announce something soon.”" We'll keep you posted!