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|22 April, 2019

UAE holidays for public, private sectors for 2019-2020 issued

Fahr also tweeted a list, confirming the government's decision earlier this year.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Fireworks at Burj Khalifa

Image used for illustrative purpose. Fireworks at Burj Khalifa

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The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources issued an official list of holidays for UAE's public and private sectors on Monday.

Earlier this year, the government decided to unify holidays for public and private sectors in order to achieve harmony between both sectors.

Fahr also issued a list of holiday to clarify any doubts that arose earlier in April over Al Israa Wal Miraj holiday.

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Even as public and private sector employees in the UAE will enjoy more official days off for Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha, they will not get a paid holiday for Israa Wal Miraj (Rajab 27) and the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) (Rabi Al Awwal 12).

The total number of official holidays this year is 14.

According to the new list, residents might enjoy up to five days off for Eid Al Fitr, since the list specifies the holidays from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3, which means that if Ramadan has 30 days, the number of holidays would be five.

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