UAE residents can get excited for another long weekend as the Islamic New Year holiday has been announced for both public and private sector workers.
Sunday, August 23 will be a federal holiday, with workers returning back to work on Monday, August 24.
On the occasion of Hijri New Year 1442, #MOHRE announces that Sunday, 23rd of August, will be a paid leave for all employees working in private sector establishments and facilities across the UAE. pic.twitter.com/CJto4Xss3Y— MOHRE_UAE وزارة الموارد البشرية والتوطين (@MOHRE_UAE) August 13, 2020
This means workers throughout the UAE will have a three-day weekend next weekend, perfect for a staycation or a few relaxing days by the pool.
According to Hotelier back in 2019 the UAE government announced that public and private sectors would have the same holidays. Therefore, although it wasn't announced in the tweet, this would mean the private sector will also enjoy a day's holiday on August 23.
The next public holiday in the UAE to after Islamic New Year will be the Prophet Muhammed's (PBUH) Birthday, which will be celebrated with a public holiday and long weekend on October 29. Commemoration Day will be celebrated on December 1 in 2020, falling on a Tuesday this year.
The UAE’s 49th National Day will then be recognised on December 2 and 3, so with the Commemoration Day holiday, those who work will enjoy three days of holidays and some will enjoy a five-day weekend.
Here are all the remaining holiday dates for 2020...
• Islamic New Year – Sunday, August 23
• Prophet Muhammed’s (PBUH) Birthday – Thursday, October 29
• Commemoration Day – Tuesday, December 1
• UAE National Day – Wednesday, December 2 and Thursday, December 3
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