UAE National Day public holiday dates are announced

Time Out has details as the UAE National Day public holiday dates are announced. The celebration falls on Friday December 2, officially

If you’re looking forward to a long weekend and you work in the public sector, we have some good news for you.

The Federal Authority for Government Resources has announced employees of ministries and federal government departments will have Thursday December 1 off as part of National Day and Commemoration Day celebrations.

Public sector entities will therefore be closed from Thursday December 1 to Saturday December 3, with normal working hours resuming on Sunday December 4. The private sector are expected to follow suit.

National Day actually falls on a weekend, Friday December 2 to be exact, so the traditional day off has been pushed forward to Thursday.

Commemoration Day, originally referred to as Martyrs' Day, was first held on November 30, 2015 and pays tribute to those who have died in service of the UAE.

Residents can also look to December 11, which marks the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), as a day when workplaces are likely to be closed.

If you’re wondering what to do on the National Day’s long weekend, make sure to pick up copies of the Time Out Dubai magazine on November 23 and 30 or check out

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