UAE announces Eid and National Day holidays

Labour Ministry announces private sector holidays for Eid Al-Adha, National Day.
EID DATES: Eid Al-Adha holiday dates were set after the siting of the moon. (Getty Images)
By Elsa Baxter
Thu 19 Nov 2009 07:19 AM

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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