Abu Dhabi raises pension of Emirati public school teachers

The pension will  be increased from the current rate to 80% of the total salary

Dubai, July 26, 2022: Abu Dhabi has approved a new decision to raise pension of Emirati teachers working in public schools to 80% of their total salary. The decision was approved by Abu Dhabi’s Executive Council under the directives of UAE President Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. 

The aim is to further enhance the living standards and bring more financial stability for UAE nationals.

The decision will benefit more than 7,600 citizens working in Abu Dhabi’s public schools in their retirement and will ensure that public school national employees receive the same benefit as all government employees.

The Abu Dhabi government has allotted more than Dhs6.6 billion to increase the pension of UAE nationals working in public schools, paying the difference between the current monthly deductions and the higher 80 per cent rate for the entire service period of eligible employees.

A study conducted by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, in coordination with the Department of Finance, the Human Resources Authority and the Abu Dhabi Pension Fund, says that the decision will not affect salaries. However, eligible employees will receive a higher retirement pension compared to the previous pension.