New UAE public holiday announced

November will see a new UAE public holiday take place and the addition could see residents have a series of days off

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

The UAE has a new public holiday.

As of November 30 this year, the date will annually be known as Martyr’s Day.

This fresh day off will be to acknowledge those who have made sacrifices across the nation while performing duties inside and outside of the United Arab Emirates.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced the information on Wednesday, according to news agency WAM.

The order is ‘in memory of and in tribute to the sacrifices offered by the nation's martyrs and its loyal people, who offered their lives so as to keep the UAE flag flying aloft’.

Martyr’s Day remembers those who have died while in civilian, military and humanitarian fields.

Services will be planned to mark the occasion and encourage those who are from the country, visiting and living here to engage in activity in memory of these dedicated and loyal martyrs.

2015’s Martyr’s Day falls on a Monday with the UAE's National Day taking place just two days later on December 2. The close dates could see those working in the country with a series of days out of the office.

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