The UAE Cabinet has approved the official holidays for 2023 for public and private sectors. The country’s residents are in for multiple long breaks this year, including a six-day break.
In the UAE, a unified list for the public and private sectors ensures employees get equal number of days off.
According to a post shared by the government, the following is the full list of holidays for this year:
As evident, some of the holidays mentioned in the list are based on the Hijri Islamic calendar. Their corresponding Gregorian dates will depend on moon-sighting.
According to the official list, UAE residents are in for four long weekends next year.
– Eid Al Fitr: As per the Hijri calendar, the dates are from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3. According to astronomical calculations, this would be from Thursday, April 20, till Sunday, April 23. Actual dates are subject to moon-sighting.
– Arafah Day and Eid Al Adha: This will most likely offer a six-day break — the longest this year. The break is likely to be from Tuesday, June 27, to Friday, June 30. If this is indeed the case, those with Saturday-Sunday off get a six-day weekend.
– Hijri New Year: July 21 is a Friday. This translates into a three-day weekend for those with Saturday-Sunday off.
– Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday: September 29 is a Friday, too. That would be another three-day weekend for residents.
Police have urged residents to report illegal massage offers instead of responding to them
Motorists have been advised to use alternative routes and take caution
Residents take to different activities as weather cools down in the country
The initiative aims to establish an integrated health system and deliver exceptional services through a network of healthcare facilities
The civic body collects approximately 4,000 tonnes of wasted food each year
A 'Triple 100' guaranteed raffle prize of Dh300,000 is part of the new structure, rewarding three participants with Dh100,000 each
UAE Vice-President draws parallels between Dubai and Shanghai as he congratulates China on its National Day