Private and public sectors in UAE now entitled to same number of holidays

Private and public sectors in UAE now entitled to same number of holidays

In a move that will go a long way in achieving balance between the public and private sectors, the UAE Cabinet has approved a proposal that will grant the same number of holidays to both the sectors.

The cabinet approved the move for the list of holidays for the year 2019-2020. The decree is expected to enhance the nation’s economy and will bring about a much sought after balance between the two vital sectors.

Moreover, the measure will also be instrumental in encouraging more and more Emiratis to join the private sector, while it will also help in streamlining the work in both the sectors.

Now, residents and citizens can plan their vacations since they can anticipate the approach of the holidays. Here is the complete list of public holidays for the public and private sectors.
Holidays for 2019 –

Eid Al Fitr: (29 Ramadan-3 Shawwal)

Arafah Day: (9 Dhu al Hijjah)

Eid Al Adha: (10-12 Dhu al Hijjah)

Hijri New Year: (1 Muharram 1441)

Commemoration Day: (1 December)

National Day: ( 2-3 December)

 

Holidays for 2020 –

New Year: (1 January 2020)

Eid Al Fitr: (29 Ramadan-3 Shawwal)

Arafah Day: (9 Dhu al Hijjah)

Eid Al Adha: (10-12 Dhu al Hijjah)

Hijri New Year: (23 August)

Commemoration Day: (1 December)

National Day: ( 2-3 December)