UAE holidays: 2 more long weekends this year

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Published: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 2:19 AM

UAE residents will enjoy two more long weekends for the remainder of 2021.

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This year has been a year of long breaks for the people of UAE with the first long-weekend marked in May on the eve of Eid Al Fitr when residents enjoyed a five-day break from May 11 to 15.

The last long weekend arrived in July during Eid Al Adha when residents had a six-day break from Monday, July 19 (the Day of Arafah) to Saturday, July 24. It was the longest break for residents this year.

Residents got a three-day long break on the eve of the Islamic New Year. The Hijri year started on August 10, but an official holiday was declared on August 12, followed by a two-day weekend.

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The last break, which consists of four days, will run from Wednesday, December 1, to Saturday, December 4 on the occasion of Commemoration Day and UAE National Day.

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