Last week a three-day public holiday was announced for Commemoration Day and National Day in the UAE.
The UAE Cabinet approved a three-day holiday for both the public and private sector on Sunday December 1 for Commemoration Day and two days' holiday for UAE National Day on December 2 and 3.
Public holidays for 2020 were also announced so that means you can plan ahead for most of the holidays next year.
Some holidays however are dependent on the sighting of the moon and will be confirmed closer to the time.
The first public holiday will be New Year’s Day, that’s Wednesday January 1.
The next public holiday in 2020 will be Eid Al Fitr, which predicted to fall between May 23 and 26 but is dependent on the sighting of the moon.
Eid al Adha is the public holiday after that and is predicted to fall on July 30 but this holiday is also based on the sighting of the moon and will be announced closer to the time.
In August Islamic New Year will be celebrated with a public holiday on Sunday August 23 giving many workers a three-day weekend.
In October, Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) Birthday will be celebrated will a public holiday on Thursday October 29, giving workers another long weekend.
Commemoration Day will once again be celebrated on December 1 in 2020, which falls on a Tuesday.
The UAE’s 49th National Day will be recognized on December 2 and 3, so with the Commemoration Day holiday workers will enjoy three days of holidays and some will enjoy a five-day weekend.
Here are all the dates for your diary:
• New Year’s Day – Wednesday January 1
• Eid al Fitr – Predicted to fall between May 23 and 26 (depending on moon sighting)
• Eid al Adha – Predicted to fall July 30 (depending on moon sighting)
• Islamic New Year – Sunday August 23
• Prophet Muhammed’s (PBUH) Birthday – Thursday October 29
• Commemoration Day – Tuesday December 1
• UAE National Day – Wednesday December 2 and Thursday December 3
Get you diary marked if you want to plan ahead.