UAE Makes Amendments In The Mandatory Military Service Law

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


UAE Makes Amendments In The Mandatory Military Service Law

The UAE government makes amendments to the mandatory military service law. In 2014, it was made mandatory for all medically fit Emirati men to complete national service for at least 11 months, after obtaining the approval of the National and Reserve Service Committee of the UAE Armed Forces General Command.

The National and Reserve Service Authority said there has been a modification to some conditions of Federal Law No. (6) of 2014 regarding the national and reserve service.

According to the new amendment to the national service law, the sole son of an Emirati family is exempted from military service permanently said, officials. If a man has female siblings, he is not regarded as the only child in the UAE, provided that this is documented in official documents from the relevant government.

The period for service for male recruits having a high school diploma or its equal or above has been shortened to 11 months, and for those who did not complete their high school, the term will be 3 years.

According to the law, the service is optional for women, regardless of their education. And the duration of national service for female recruits is 11 months.

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