UAE National Day holidays: 4-day long weekend for public sector likely, 3 for private
On the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the UAE National Day on December 2, 2012, the government sector employees in the Emirates are likely to get a four-day holiday.
The holidays will begin on Friday and run until Monday, with public sector staff returning to work on Tuesday.
Private sector employees will be off on Sunday - December 2 - thereby enjoying a three-day extended weekend.
New Hijri Year holiday
Similarly, employees in the UAE can usher in the New Year with a holiday on January 1, 2013.
The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources are yet to issue the official holiday schedules for government sector and federal ministries, while the Ministry of Labour will issue holiday schedules for the private sector.
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