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UAE private sector to have more holidays, cabinet announces

Wam/Abu Dhabi
Filed on March 6, 2019 | Last updated on March 6, 2019 at 05.32 am
UAE private sector to have more holidays, cabinet announces

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UAE Cabinet makes major announcement on holidays for 2019-20.

The UAE made a major announcement regarding holidays for 2019-20, news agency WAM reported on Tuesday.

Also read: More UAE jobs for Pakistanis, Indians in 2019

The UAE Cabinet has approved public holidays for the public sector for the years 2019-2020, and granted the private sector equal official holidays - a total of 14 official public holidays.

Also read: Complete list of UAE holidays for 2019

The decision aims at enhancing the balance between the two sectors and supporting the national economy in its various fields.

The decision will contribute to streamlining work in both the public and private sectors, and enhance the attractiveness of the private sector for Emiratis.

The decision will also make it easier for citizens and residents to plan their vacations in advance and to strengthen social ties between all segments of the society.

Also read: Dubai's new jobs policy to affect expats?

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)

- 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).

 


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