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UAE approves national holidays for remainder of 2019, 2020

UAE Cabinet has announced national holidays for the public and private sector until the end of 2020

UAE approves national holidays for remainder of 2019, 2020

In 2020, the Cabinet has approved a total of seven national holidays beginning with New Year on January 1.


The UAE Cabinet has approved national holidays for the public and private sector for the remainder of this year and for 2020.

In a tweet published on Thursday, the UAE Goverment published a list of approved holidays, beginning with the Prophet's Birthday on November 9.

Also this year, holidays will take place on December 1 for Commemoration Day and on December 2-3 for the annual National Day.

In 2020, the Cabinet has approved a total of seven national holidays beginning with New Year on January 1.

Also approved are Eid Al Fitr, Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha although specific dates for these will be announced nearer the time.

Next year, the Prophet's Birthday holiday will take place on October 29 while Commemoration Day will again be held on December 1, followed by National Day on December 2-3.