As per UAE Labour Law, a woman is entitled to take maternity leave even if she is working on a probation period. So, any condition mentioned in the Employment Contract or Internal Contract is not valid in this regard. UAE Labour Law also states that any illegitimate condition or unreasonable condition put on employees, will not be accepted, even written in UAE Labour Law Contract as well as Internal Contract, accepted by the Employee. UAE Labour Law Article 65 tells us that any clause or clauses in the Labour and Employment Contract, which does not match or challenge the proposed UAE Labour Law, will be considered as not acceptable. But if it is favourable to employees, then it can be accepted. UAE Labour Law states that an employer has to provide an employee, with maternity leaves, whenever she wants or needs them. Further, check with Labour and Employment Lawyers in UAE to have better knowledge in this regard. Ask The Law Al Shaiba Advocates and Legal Consultants are the best Lawyers in Dubai and UAE.