Nov 05 2012

New Hijri holiday likely for UAE on November 15

By Mohammed El Sadafy

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

Meanwhile, both private and public sector employees are expected to have a day off on November 15 on the occasion of New Hijri Year.

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.

© Emirates 24|7 2012

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