UAE Announces National Service Term Amendment

  • Publish date: Thursday، 12 May 2022
UAE Announces National Service Term Amendment
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A UAE's Ministry of Defence statement said the national service term for male recruits - holding a high school diploma or its equivalent and above - has been shortened to 11-month, and for those who didn't finish their high school, the term will be three years and the national service duration for female recruits will be 11-month

The announcement follows the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, pursuant to Resolution No.15 of 2022 issued by the Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces to amend some provisions of Resolution No.6 of 2016 regarding the amendment of the national service period and shall be applied on the batches who will join following its issuance.

The resolution aims to increase the recruits' training programmes. The updates will include new topics, intensify practical exercises, enhance the recruits confidence and provide them with the skills necessary to perform their duties.