Abu Dhabi public holidays in 2019 and 2020 reconfirmed by government

Federal Human Resources Authority release calendar for public and private sectors

Abu Dhabi public holidays in 2019 and 2020 reconfirmed by government

Back in March, we brough you the news of the UAE Cabinet announcing that in 2019 and 2020 the public and private sectors would get the same holidays.

Many people welcomed the change but were perhaps in disbelief that there would be breaks of up to four days in the private sector. 

Well, for those of you who wanted further proof, welcome the Federal Human Resources Authority into your lives. 

The government department has Tweeted and sent a circular out about the holidays, reconfirming the previous announcment. 

While it's in Arabic, we've enganed our colleagues at Time Out Arabic to help us translate. 

Due to some holidays being based around the sighting of the moon, the exact dates aren't set in stone, but these are as close as we'll get until the days before the holidays themselves. 

As previously mentioned, there will be four days off for Eid al-Adha, one for Islamic New Year, one for Commemoration Day and two for UAE national Day.

Ramadan is almost here and is expected to start on Sunday May 5, with Eid Al-Fitr expected on Wednesday June 5.

Here is a list of iftars available in Abu Dhabi throughout the Holy Month. 

Meanwhile, the government suggests the dates for the Eid Al-Adha holidays will be between August 9 and 12.

Here's a provisional list of the country's public holidays for 2019 so you know what to look out for.

Monday May 6: Start of Ramadan
Wednesday June 5: Eid Al-Fitr
Friday August 9-Monday August 12: Arafat Day and Eid Al-Adha
Sunday September 1: Hijri (Islamic New Year)
Sunday December 1: UAE Commemoration Day
Monday December 2-Tuesday December 3: UAE National Day

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