UAE announces Eid and National Day holidays

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EID DATES: Eid Al-Adha holiday dates were set after the siting of the moon. (Getty Images)

EID DATES: Eid Al-Adha holiday dates were set after the siting of the moon. (Getty Images)

The UAE’s Eid Al-Adha holiday for the private sector will be from November 26 to 28, while the UAE National Day holiday will fall on December 2, the Labour Ministry has announced.Minister of Labour Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash issued two ministerial circulars announcing the two holidays, the official news agency WAM reported.

According to the first circular the private sector will have a three day paid holiday for Eid Al Adha beginning November 26 until November 28. As two of these dates fall on a weekend some private companies are choosing to give their staff the Sunday and Monday off in lieu.

The second circular announced a one day paid holiday on December 2 for the 38th UAE National Day.

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Posted by: Derrick Mathias

Check out the dates and the ocassion mentioned in the article.

"The UAE?s Eid Al-Adha holiday for the private sector will be from November 26 to 28, while the UAE National Day holiday will fall on December 2, the Labour Ministry has announced.Minister of Labour Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash issued two ministerial circulars announcing the two holidays, the official news agency WAM reported.

According to the first circular the private sector will have a three day paid holiday for Eid Al Adha beginning November 26 until November 28. As two of these dates fall on a weekend some private companies are choosing to give their staff the Sunday and Monday off in lieu.

The second circular announced a one day paid holiday on December 2 for the 38th UAE National Day."

Posted by: Ron Saldanha

haha do you guys realise this is a 2009 article? I don't think there are any Eid holidays coming up!

Posted by: Rachel

Really you should all be thankful you have a job .....

Posted by: Rainigade

Couple of things to consider: 1. If the disparity between days given off to the public sector and the private sector was a little smaller, perhaps it wouldn't elicit quite this level of moaning! Come on, ten days as compared to just one? 2. Most multinational companies give their employees the closest Sunday/Monday off when public holidays fall on the weekend. Its called "Employee Retention". However, seeing as its an employers market at the moment, they pretty much don't care about that do they? I call that short-sighted as happy employees are more productive employees. As for comparisons with other countries - there are WAY more public holidays in Europe than in the UAE, so lets not even go there!

Posted by: Rouzbeh

For all the weepers out there, have a lollipop it will cheer you up, since you all are acting like a kid, praying for holidays,

Posted by: Ramathula

If only you understand the true meaning of a holiday you would not post such comment.

Posted by: Sally

Is it any wonder that Emiratis are reluctant to work in the private sector? One day extra and no request for early payment of salaries.

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