UAE Government Confirms Holidays For 2019 And 2020

BY Milli Midwood / Mar 6 2019 / 18:22 PM

Oh hey, long weekends

UAE Government Confirms Holidays For 2019 And 2020
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In a major announcement posted to Twitter, The UAE Cabinet confirms the public and private sectors will receive the same amount of holidays.

“The UAE Cabinet approves public holidays for the public sector for the years 2019-2020, and grants the private sector equal holidays,” UAE Gov writes on social media.



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

“The decision aims at achieving a balance between the two sectors and supporting the national economy.”

Public and private sector workers will have 14 official holidays this year. The holidays include the Islamic New Year, Eid Al Fitr, Eid Al Adha, Hijiri New Year, Commemoration Day and National Day.



The confirmed dates for 2019-2020 are...

Holidays for public and private sectors in 2019:

- Eid Al Fitr (29 Ramadan-3 Shawwal / Dependent on moon. Likely to be Monday June 3 or Tuesday June 4)

- Arafah Day (9 Zul Hijjah / Dependent on moon. Likely to fall on a Saturday)

- Eid Al Adha (10-12 Zul Hijjah / Dependent on moon in August)

- Hijri New Year (1 Muharram 1441 / Dependent on moon)

- 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 / Dependent on moon)

- Arafah Day (9 Zul Hijjah / Dependent on moon)

- Eid Al Adha (10-12 Zul Hijjah / Dependent on moon)

- Hijri New Year (23 August)

- Commemoration Day (1 December)

- National Day (2-3 December)