UAE confirms public holiday long weekend for Islamic New Year

Public and private sectors to get a three-day holiday

UAE confirms public holiday long weekend for Islamic New Year

A public holiday for Islamic New Year has been announced in the UAE.

It means staff in the public and private sectors will enjoy a holiday on Sunday August 23 and will return to work on Monday August 24, making it a three-day weekend.

The next public holiday in the UAE after Islamic New Year is Prophet Muhammed's (PBUH) Birthday that will be celebrated with a public holiday on Thursday October 29, giving residents and citizens another long weekend.

Commemoration Day will once again be celebrated on December 1 in 2020, which falls on a Tuesday.

The UAE’s 49th National Day will then be recognised on December 2 and 3, so with the Commemoration Day holiday, those who work will enjoy three days of holidays and some will enjoy a five-day weekend.

Here are all the dates for your diary for 2020:
• Islamic New Year – Sunday August 23
• Prophet Muhammed’s (PBUH) Birthday – Thursday October 29
• Commemoration Day – Tuesday December 1
• UAE National Day – Wednesday December 2 and Thursday December 3

Get your diary marked if you want to plan ahead.

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