UAE announces New Year holiday for government employees

Will residents have a long weekend with the first public holiday of 2024?

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Published: Thu 21 Dec 2023, 10:32 AM

Last updated: Sat 30 Dec 2023, 4:23 PM

UAE authorities on Thursday announced the New Year holiday for federal government employees.

In an advisory posted on Instagram, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources declared January 1, Monday, as a holiday.

This means federal government employees will enjoy a long weekend next week.

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UAE residents can expect at least 13 public holidays in 2024, according to a list announced by the country’s Cabinet last month. Four of the seven official occasions could translate into extended weekends, with the longest being a six-day break.

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