UAE Labour: More Holidays for Expats from Private Companies

Early 2019, the government of the United Arab Emirates released a statement containing the complete list of all holidays throughout the year. However, there is no statement released regarding the official long weekends that would be used by employees to have a much-needed break.

Furthermore, the government has already released the full list of official long weekends that would only affect workers & employees from private companies around the UAE.

Also Read: UAE Public Holidays Schedule 2019

UAE Labour: More Holidays for Expats from Private Companies

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A report made by WAM indicated that the UAE government had released another updated version of all the public holidays for the year 2019-2020 last March 5.

The report contains the approval of the UAE government regarding the public holidays for those who are working in the public sector. The government also made the same decision for those who are working on private companies, and employees from both public and private companies have a total amount of 14 public holidays for 2019.

The decision of the government has the objectives to improve the country’s overall economy and to balance each sector. It would also enhance the productivity and work of employees from private & public companies.

The official list of holidays would also help employees and workers to plan their getaways and vacations without worrying about work.

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Below is the official list of holidays released by the UAE government for the year 2019:

  1. Eid Al Fitr* (29 Ramadan-3 Shawwal)
  2. Arafah Day (9 Zul Hijjah)
  3. Eid Al Adha** (10-12 Zul Hijjah)
  4. Hijri New Year (1 Muharram 1441)
  5. Commemoration Day (1 December)
  6. National Day (2-3 December)

Another list is the official list of holidays for the year 2020:

  1. New Year (1 January 2020)
  2. Eid Al Fitr* (29 Ramadan-3 Shawwal)
  3. Arafah Day (9 Zul Hijjah)
  4. Eid Al Adha** (10-12 Zul Hijjah)
  5. Hijri New Year (1 Muharram 1441)
  6. Commemoration Day (1 December)
  7. National Day (2-3 December)

If you have anything important to do like applying for a drivers’ license or visit the beautiful attractions of Al Ain, then being aware of the mentioned list of official holidays would help you plan ahead of time.

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