UAE worker bees, we have some great news for you! The nation's cabinet has officially announced that public and private sectors workers will be given the SAME number of bank holidays this year, and in 2020.
The exciting news was announced via Twitter, on the UAE government's official media account, @DXBMediaOffice.
.@UAEGOV: #UAE Cabinet approves public holidays for the public sector for the years 2019-2020, and grants the private sector equal holidays. The decree aims at achieving a balance between the two sectors and supporting the national economy. pic.twitter.com/3j70QVxVUv
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 5, 2019
For all those in need of a break – we feel you, here's the list of this year's expected UAE bank holidays...
- *Israa Wal Miraj, Wednesday 3 April (1 day)
- *29 and 30 Ramadan, Monday 3 June (1 day)
- *Eid Al Fitr, Wednesday 5 June (3 days)
- *Arafat (Haj) day, Saturday 10 Aug. (1 day)
- *Eid Al Adha, Sunday 11 Aug. (3 days)
- *Hijri New Year, Saturday 31 Aug. 2019 (1 day)
- *Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) Birthday, Saturday 9 Nov. (1 day)
- Commemoration Day, Saturday 30 Nov. 2019 (1 day)
- National Day, Monday 2 Dec (2 days)
*As Islam follows the lunar calendar, the exact dates are dependent on the moon and will be announced closer to the time. Watch this space for updates!