UAE Announces More Holidays For Private Sector

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Public and private sector companies in the UAE will have the same number of national holidays in the year 2019-2020, it was announced on Tuesday.

The UAE Cabinet has approved a new decree granting the private sector “equal” public holidays for this year.

Traditionally, public sector employees in the country have enjoyed additional days off for certain holidays.

“The decree aims at achieving a balance between the two sectors and supporting the national economy”, the UAE government communications office said on Twitter.

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It also outlined all the national holidays for the year 2019-2020.

Holidays for public and private sectors in 2019:

– Eid Al Fitr (29 Ramadan-3 Shawwal)

– Arafah Day (9 Zul Hijjah)

– Eid Al Adha (10-12 Zul Hijjah)

– Hijri New Year (1 Muharram 1441)

– Commemoration Day (1 December)

– National Day ( 2-3 December)

Public holidays for the public and private sectors 2020:

– New Year (1 January 2020)

– Eid Al Fitr (29 Ramadan-3 Shawwal)

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– Arafah Day (9 Zul Hijjah)

– Eid Al Adha (10-12 Zul Hijjah)

– Hijri New Year (23 August)

– Commemoration Day (1 December)

– National Day (2-3 December).

 

Source: Gulf Business