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Holidays declared for 2019-2020 in the UAE for public and private sectors

The UAE cabinet has approved unified national holidays in the year 2019 and 2020 for public and private sectors. All ministries and federal offices have been asked to abide with the approved holiday calendar for year 2019 and 2020

Holidays declared for 2019-2020 in the UAE for public and private sectors

The UAE cabinet has approved unified national holidays in the year 2019 and 2020 for public and private sectors.

All ministries and federal offices have been asked to abide with the approved holiday calendar for year 2019 and 2020. In March, the Cabinet had issued a decree to enforce the unification of holidays for employees in the public and private sectors in the country.

Holiday nameNo. Of DaysDateDay
Commemoration Day11st Dec, 2019Sunday
UAE National Day22nd and 3rd Dec, 2019Monday and Tuesday
New Year11st Jan 2020Wednesday
Eid Al Fitr29-Ramadan to 3-Shawwal-1441
Arafat Day19-Dhu Al-Hijjah-1441
Eid Al Adha310,11,12- Dhu Al Hijjah-1441
Hijri New Year’s Day123rd Aug, 2020Sunday
Commemoration Day11st Dec, 2020Tuesday
UAE National Day22nd and 3rd Dec, 2020Wednesday and Thursday

Apply for long weekends before your colleagues do

  • If you take a day off on 4th and 5th December 2019, you can enjoy a hefty holiday for 9 Days
  • If you manage to get your leave approve for 2nd Jan 2020, you get a long weekend of 4 days
  • If your manager agrees to grant you 29th and 30th November off, you can enjoy a 9 day National day holiday


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