UAE announces holidays for public, private sector for 2019, 2020
Country will experience a five-day weekend in December
The United Arab Emirates has announced holidays for the public, private sector in 2019 and 2020.
The government has announced November 9, 2019 as a holiday to mark The Prophet's Birthday.
This year, the country will witness a long weekend in December, with Commemoration Day on Sunday, December 1, followed by National Day which will be celebrated on Monday and Tuesday — December 2 to 3, 2019.
All ministries and federal offices have been asked to abide with the approved holiday calendar for year 2019 and 2020.
In 2020, the country will receive a holiday on January 1.
The remaining holidays in 2020 are as follows: Eid Al Fitr: 29 Ramadan Shawwal 3, Arafah Day: 9 Dhu Al Hijjah, Eid Al Adha: 10-12 Dhu Al Hijjah, Islamic New Year August 23,
The Prophet's Birthday will fall on October 29, Commemoration Day will be marked on December 1 and National Day will be marked on December 2 and 3.