UAE public holiday dates for 2019 confirmed by government

The Federal Human Resources Authority posted the list on Twitter

UAE public holiday dates for 2019 confirmed by government

Government officials have confirmed this year's private and public holiday dates in the UAE.

Following an earlier announcement that the periods would be aligned for both sectors, the Federal Human Resources Authority posted a list on Twitter with specific details.

The department distributed the circular which confirms there will be four days off for Eid al-Adha, one for Islamic New Year, one for Commemoration Day and two for UAE National Day.

Due to some holidays being based around the sighting of the moon, the exact dates aren't set in stone, but these are as close as we'll get for now.

The government suggests the dates for the Eid al-Adha holidays will be between August 9 and 12.

Here's a provisional list of the country's public holidays for 2019 so you know what to look out for...

UAE public holidays 2019

  • Friday August 9-Monday August 12: Arafat Day and Eid Al-Adha

  • Sunday September 1: Hijri (Islamic New Year)

  • Sunday December 1: UAE Commemoration Day

  • Monday December 2-Tuesday December 3: UAE National Day

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