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Private sector employees, we have some great news coming your way! The UAE government has decided to grant equal holidays for public and private sector for 2019-2020.
Think the week is slow and draggy? Here’s some exciting news to cheer you up instantly. The UAE government just tweeted something and it has left a big, broad smile on everyone’s face. The UAE cabinet has granted equal holidays for private and public sector for the year 2019-2020. This is big news for private sector employees, who had relatively lesser holidays than public sector.
Here’s the list of new holidays:
The UAE Cabinet approves public holidays for the public sector for the years 2019-2020, and grants the private sector equal holidays. The decision aims at achieving a balance between the two sectors and supporting the national economy. #UAEGov pic.twitter.com/VqQqU8IBFx
— UAEGov (@uaegov) March 5, 2019
Meanwhile, we’ve got the full list of anticipated UAE public holiday for this year. The exact dates of Islamic celebrations vary every year depending on moon sighting. Although the festival of Ramadan is months away, predictions are in full swing and astrologers have predicted when the Holy month is expected to begin. The Sharjah Planetarium has predicted that Ramadan in the UAE is most likely to begin on May 6. The moon will be formed on 5 May, but will be visible to the human eye only post sunset.
Meanwhile, here’s the complete list of UAE holidays this year:
Wednesday 3 April: Isra’a Wal Mi’raj (Prophet’s Ascension)
Monday 6 May: Start of Ramadan
Tuesday 4 June: Eid Al-Fitr
Sunday 11 August: Arafat (Haj) Day
Monday 12 August: Eid Al-Adha
Friday 30 August: Hijri (Islamic New Year)
Sunday 10 November: Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday
Saturday 30 November: UAE Commemoration Day
Monday 2 December: UAE National Day
Now that you know your holidays in advance, its time to plan a vacation, isn’t it? We’ll help you do that too! We have complied a list of places that grant visa on arrival for all UAE residents. Take a look and book your tickets in advance.