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Expats in Bahrain Get Highest Number of Leave Days Globally

Workforces in Bahrain are likely the happiest when it comes to paid leave, according to a study conducted by – a resume-writing online service. Bahrain labour law guarantees its workers up to 49 paid leave a year.

The Gulf country tops the world in terms of number of leave days that its workers can get annually.

The 49 days are made up of 30 days of annual paid leave and 19 public holidays including Eid Al Fitr, Eid Al Adha, Arafat Day, National Day, Ashoora, and the Prophet’s Birthday. Apart from these 49 paid leaves, workers can also avail sick leave and maternity leave without a pay cut. However this is dependent on each company’s policy.

There are over 1.4 million people residing in Bahrain which is one of the 30 countries in the world which require companies to give their employees an annual leave of 30 days. Other countries where a 30-day annual leave is mandatory include Finland, France, Spain, Austria, and other GCC countries like Kuwait, Oman, and the UAE, according to a recent study.