DUBAI — A new online study conducted in the UAE and Saudi Arabia by LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional networking platform, has revealed that most working professionals are hesitant to take time off.

This is due to various factors, including work FOMO (fear of missing out), bosses that refuse to grant leave, mistrust in colleagues’ ability to hold the fort, and immense volume of work that deems it nearly impossible to plan a holiday.

Running from June 20 to 26, 2019, by consulting firm Censuswide on behalf of LinkedIn, the study surveyed 1,005 respondents aged 18 and above who identified themselves as full-time permanent employees, full-time self-employed, or freelancers.