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 name||No. Of Days||Date||Day|
|Commemoration Day||1||1st Dec, 2019||Sunday|
|UAE National Day||2||2nd and 3rd Dec, 2019||Monday and Tuesday|
|New Year||1||1st Jan 2020||Wednesday|
|Eid Al Fitr||–||29-Ramadan to 3-Shawwal-1441||–|
|Arafat Day||1||9-Dhu Al-Hijjah-1441||–|
|Eid Al Adha||3||10,11,12- Dhu Al Hijjah-1441||–|
|Hijri New Year’s Day||1||23rd Aug, 2020||Sunday|
|Commemoration Day||1||1st Dec, 2020||Tuesday|
|UAE National Day||2||2nd and 3rd Dec, 2020||Wednesday and Thursday|
- 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