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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to UAE (United Arab Emirates) public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of September 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 UAE (United Arab Emirates) public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of UAE (United Arab Emirates) public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Sep
  • 8
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  • UAE 2019 Public Holidays Amended and Extended

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Federal Authority For Government Human Resources has announced a revision to its annual list of expected non-working public holidays in the UAE for the calendar years 2019 and 2020, as announced earlier this year.
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  • Aug
  • 30
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  • UAE Hijri New Year 1441 Public Holiday Date Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's human resources authority has announced that both public and private sector employees of the UAE would get a non-working public holiday on Saturday, August 31, 2019, corresponding to the date of Muharram 1, Hijri 1441, for the upcoming annual Islamic New Year public holiday in the UAE.
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  • Aug
  • 19
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  • UAE Hijri New Year 1441 Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's human resources authority has announced that both public and private sector employees of the UAE would get a non-working public holiday on Muharram 1, Hijri 1441, whose date remains to be announced.
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  • Aug
  • 2
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  • UAE 2019 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Confirmed

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Government has announced that the Eid Al Adha holiday for all private and public sector workers in the UAE, would run from Saturday, August 10, until Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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  • Jul
  • 4
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  • UAE 2019 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Government has announced that the Eid Al Adha holiday for all private sector employees will begin on 9th until 12th Dhu al-Hijjah 1440 H.
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  • May
  • 23
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  • UAE 2019 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Government has announced that the 2019 End of Ramadan (Eid Al Fitr) public holidays of the UAE, would run from Ramadan 29 and include the first three days of Shawwal.
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  • Apr
  • 2
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  • UAE Rules-Out April 4 Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE government has confirmed that there would be no public holiday for Israa Wal Miraj (Rajab 27) or the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) (Rabi Al Awwal 12) in the years 2019 and 2020.
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  • Mar
  • 5
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  • UAE 2019-2020 Public Holidays Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE government has announced its annual list of expected non-working public holidays in the UAE for the calendar years 2019 and 2020.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 27
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  • UAE New Year 2019 Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE has announced that Tuesday, January 1, 2019, had been declared a non-working public holiday in the UAE for both the public and private sectors.
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  • Nov
  • 20
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  • UAE 2018 Commemoration Day Not A Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Cabinet has decided to move this year's Commemoration Day from Friday, November 30, to Thursday, November 29, 2018, but not to observe it as a non-working public holiday in the UAE, as it was in the past.
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  • Nov
  • 17
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  • UAE 2018 National Day Public Holidays Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced the dates of the upcoming annual National Day, non-working public holidays in the UAE, for the public sector and the private sector, as Sunday and Monday, December 2 and 3, 2018.
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  • Nov
  • 5
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  • UAE Public Holidays November 6 and 18

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE cabinet has announced that the upcoming Mawlid Al Nabi, (birthday of the Prophet Muhammad) non-working public holiday in the UAE would be moved from November 20 to Sunday, November 18, to adjoin the preceding weekend.
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  • Sep
  • 3
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  • UAE Hijri New Year 1440 Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's cabinet has announced that the upcoming Hijri New Year 1440 non-working public sector holiday would be on Thursday, September 13, 2018, a date which, as per current legislation, was moved from September 11-12 to adjoin the following weekend.
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  • Aug
  • 14
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  • UAE 2018 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Government has announced the dates of the annual upcoming 2018 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays for the private sector of the UAE.
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  • Aug
  • 11
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  • UAE 2018 Eid Al Adha Public Sector Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Federal Government has announced the dates of the annual upcoming 2018 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays for the public sector of the UAE.
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  • Jun
  • 12
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  • UAE 2018 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Government's Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has approved the dates of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays for the UAE's Ministries and Federal entities (the public sector), beginning on Ramadan 29, 1439 AH.
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  • Apr
  • 30
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  • UAE Considering Regional Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - Dubai's Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has issued Resolution No. 14 of 2018, which states that, with immediate effect, the dates of non-working public holidays in Dubai will be announced and specified by the Department of Human Resources of the Dubai Government, rather than the UAE's Federal Authority for Human Resources.
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  • Apr
  • 11
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  • UAE 2018 Israa wal Mairaj Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Government has announced that the annual non-working public holiday for the upcoming Israa wal Mairaj would fall on a weekend day, Saturday, April 14, 2018, and that no day in lieu would be given in compensation.
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  • Jan
  • 8
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  • UAE 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's government has announced its annual list of expected non-working public holidays in the UAE for the calendar year 2018.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 14
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  • UAE New Year 2018 Public Holidays Finalized

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Nasser Bin Thani Al Hameli, has issued a circular stating that the upcoming private sector annual public holiday in the UAE for the upcoming Western New Year 2018 non-working public holidays in the UAE would be limited to one day, Monday, January 1, 2018.
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  • Dec
  • 12
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  • UAE New Year 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Federal Authority for Human Resources has issued a circular stating that the upcoming annual public sector holiday in the UAE for the upcoming Western New Year 2018 non-working public holidays in the UAE would run for 4 consecutive days, from Friday, December 29, 2017, to Monday, January 1, 2018.
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  • Nov
  • 23
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  • UAE 2017 National Day Public Holidays Completed

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Minister of Labour, Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, has announced the dates of the UAE private sector public holidays for the upcoming annual Martyrs' Day, National Day, and this year, Prophet's Birthday, non-working public holidays in the UAE, as running from Thursday, November 30, until Saturday, December 2, 2017, inclusively
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  • Nov
  • 17
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  • UAE 2017 National Day Public Holidays Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced the dates of the upcoming annual Martyrs' Day, National Day, and this year, Prophet's Birthday, non-working public holidays in the UAE, for the public sector, as running from Thursday, November 30, until Sunday, December 3, 2017, inclusively.
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  • Sep
  • 19
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  • UAE Hijri New Year 1439 Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Saqr Ghobash, has announced that the upcoming Hijri New Year 1439 would be on Thursday, September 21, 2017, and that, as per current legislation, the upcoming annual Al Hijri Islamic New Year non-working public holiday for the public sector of the UAE would be not need to be moved to adjoin the following weekend.
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  • Aug
  • 24
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  • UAE 2017 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Federal Government, through its respective ministries, has announced the dates of the annual upcoming 2017 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays, as usual in separate announcements for the public sector and the private sector of the UAE.
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  • Jun
  • 14
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  • UAE 2017 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Government's Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has approved the dates of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays for the UAE's Ministries and Federal entities (the public sector), beginning on Ramadan 29, 1438 AH.
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  • Apr
  • 9
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  • UAE 2017 Israa wal Mairaj Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Government has announced that the annual non-working public holiday for the upcoming Israa wal Mairaj had been moved from Monday, April 24, 2017, to Sunday, April 23, 2017.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • UAE 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's government has announced its annual list of expected non-working public holidays in the UAE for the calendar year 2017.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 21
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  • UAE New Year 2017 Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Federal Authority for Human Resources has issued a circular stating that the upcoming annual public sector holiday in the UAE for the upcoming Western New Year 2017 non-working public holidays in the UAE would be Sunday, January 1, 2017.
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  • Dec
  • 7
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  • UAE Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 12

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Federal Authority for Human Resources has issued a circular stating that the upcoming annual public sector holiday in the UAE for the Milad Al Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) had been declared for Sunday, December 11, 2016.
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  • Nov
  • 17
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  • UAE 2016 National Day Public Holidays Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Labour, and the UAE's Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, have each in turn, announced the dates of the upcoming annual Martyrs' Day and National Day non-working public holidays in the UAE, for the private sector and the public sector, as running from Thursday, December 1, until Saturday, December 3, 2016, inclusively.
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  • Sep
  • 26
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  • UAE Hijri New Year 1438 Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The Chairman of the UAE's Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAGHR) and Minister of Health and Prevention, Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser al Owais, has announced that the upcoming Hijri New Year 1438 would be on Sunday, October 2, 2016, and that, as per current legislation, the upcoming annual Al Hijri New Year non-working public holiday for the public sector of the UAE would be not need to be moved to adjoin the following weekend, as was done last year.
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  • Sep
  • 4
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  • UAE 2016 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Federal Government, through its respective ministries, has announced the dates of the annual upcoming 2016 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays, as usual in separate announcements for the public sector and the private sector of the UAE.
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  • Jul
  • 1
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  • UAE 2016 Eid-al-Fitr Bank Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The Central Bank of the UAE has, in turn, announced the dates of the upcoming 2016 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working bank holidays in the UAE for all banks in the UAE.
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  • Jun
  • 28
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  • UAE 2016 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays Finalized

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Ministry of Labour has, in turn, announced the dates of the upcoming 2016 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in the UAE for the UAE private sector.
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  • Jun
  • 27
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  • UAE 2016 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Government's Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the dates of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays for the UAE's Ministries and Federal entities (the public sector), beginning on Ramadan 28, 1437 AH.
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  • Apr
  • 14
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  • UAE 2016 Israa wal Mairaj Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Government has announced that the annual non-working public holiday for the upcoming Israa wal Mairaj had been moved from Wednesday, May 4, 2016, to Thursday, May 5, 2016.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 26
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  • UAE 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's government has announced its annual list of expected non-working public holidays in the UAE for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Dec
  • 21
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  • UAE Extended New Year 2016 Public Holidays Ruled-Out

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Emirates New Agency has reported that, despite the upcoming New Year's Day annual non-working public holiday in the UAE falling on a Friday, the UAE's weekend, there will be no additional, day in lieu (or substitute) non-working January 2016 public holidays declared in the UAE.
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  • Dec
  • 13
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  • UAE Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 24

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Federal Authority for Human Resources has issued a circular stating that the second annual public sector holiday in the UAE for the upcoming Milad Al Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) had been postponed from Wednesday, December 23, 2015, to be moved to Thursday, December 24, 2015, thus adjoining the nearby weekend.
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  • Nov
  • 2
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  • UAE 2015 National Day Public Holidays Completed

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Labour, Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, has in turn, announced the dates of the upcoming annual Martyrs' Day and National Day non-working public holidays in the UAE, for the private sector, as running from Wednesday, December 2, until Saturday, December 5, 2015, inclusively.
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  • Oct
  • 26
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  • UAE 2015 National Day Public Holidays Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, has finally announced the dates of the upcoming annual Martyrs' Day and National Day non-working public holidays in the UAE, for the public sector, as running from Tuesday, December 1, until Saturday, December 5, 2015, inclusively.
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  • Oct
  • 11
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  • UAE Hijri New Year 1437 Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The Chairman of the UAE's Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAGHR), Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, has announced that the upcoming Hijri New Year 1437 would be on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, and that, as per current legislation, the upcoming annual Al Hijri New Year non-working public holiday for the public sector of the UAE would be moved to adjoin the following weekend.
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  • Sep
  • 15
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  • UAE 2015 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Federal Government, through its respective ministries, has announced the dates of the annual upcoming 2015 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays, as usual in separate announcements for the public sector and the private sector of the UAE.
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  • Aug
  • 19
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  • UAE 2015 Public Holidays Extended

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has given orders for a new annual non-working public holiday in the UAE to be added to the list of annual non-working public holidays in the UAE on November 30th, to commemorate "Martyr's Day".
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  • Jul
  • 13
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  • UAE 2015 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays Finalized

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Ministry of Labour has, in turn, announced the dates of the upcoming 2015 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in the UAE for the UAE private sector.
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  • Jul
  • 12
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  • UAE 2015 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Government has announced the dates of the upcoming 2015 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in the UAE for the public sector.
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  • May
  • 7
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  • UAE 2015 Israa wal Mairaj Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Government has announced that the annual non-working public holiday for the upcoming Israa wal Mairaj had been declared as Saturday, May 16, 2015.
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • UAE 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Abu Dhabi government has announced its annual list of expected non-working public holidays in the UAE for the calendar year 2015.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • UAE 2015 Prophet's Birthday 1st Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Education and Chairman of Board of Directors of the Federal Authority for Human Resources, Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, issued a circular stating that the annual public sector holiday for the upcoming Milad Al Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) would be on Saturday, January 3, 2015.
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  • Nov
  • 16
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  • UAE 2015 New Year Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - A top official from the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources of the UAE government has announced the dates for the upcoming Western New Year 2015 non-working public holidays in the UAE.
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  • Nov
  • 13
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  • UAE 2014 National Day Public Holidays Finalized

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Labour, Saqr Gobash, has finally announced the dates of the upcoming annual National Day non-working public holidays in the UAE, for the private sector, as Wednesday, December 2, 2014.
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  • Nov
  • 8
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  • UAE 2014 National Day Public Sector Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Minister for Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, under the orders of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktou, has announced the dates of the upcoming annual National Day non-working public sector holidays in the UAE.
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  • Oct
  • 20
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  • UAE Hijri New Year 1436 Public Holiday Move Ruled-Out

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The Chairman of the UAE's Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAGHR), Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, has announced that the probable dates for the upcoming annual Al Hijri New Year non-working public holidays for the private and public sectors of the UAE are on the UAE weekend and that no substitute public holiday will be granted to compensate that fact.
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  • Sep
  • 25
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  • UAE 2014 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Federal Government, through its respective ministries, has announced the dates of the annual upcoming 2014 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays, as usual in separate announcements for the public sector and the private sector of the UAE.
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  • Jul
  • 21
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  • UAE 2014 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Government has announced the dates of the upcoming 2014 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in the UAE for both the public sector and the private sector.
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  • May
  • 13
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  • UAE Moves 2014 Israa wal Mairaj Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Government, through Humaid Al Qatami, Minister of Education, Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, has announced that the annual non-working public holiday for the upcoming Israa wal Mairaj had once again been moved to Sunday, May 25, 2014.
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • UAE 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Abu Dhabi government has announced its list of expected non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2014.
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • UAE 2014 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Education and Chairman of Board of Directors of the Federal Authority for Human Resources, Humaid Mohamed Al Qattami, issued a circular stating that the annual public sector holiday for the upcoming Milad Al Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) would be on Sunday, January 12, 2014.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 25
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  • UAE 2014 New Year Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE government has announced the dates for the upcoming Western New Year non-working public holidays in the UAE.
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  • Nov
  • 27
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  • UAE November 28 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - Following the selection of Dubai as the venue for the World Expo 2020, there was wide speculation that Thursday, November 28, 2013, would be declared a non-working public holiday in the UAE, or at least in Dubai, but the UAE Vice-President and Ruler of Dubai ruled-out the declaration of Thursday, November 28, 2013, as a non-working public holiday in the UAE.
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  • Nov
  • 25
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  • UAE 2013 National Day Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Cabinet has announced revised dates for the upcoming 2-day National Day non-working public sector holiday in the UAE.
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  • Oct
  • 29
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  • UAE Change Hijri New Year Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - In a statement issued by Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, the UAE's Minister of Labour, the previously-announced date of November 3, 2013, for the upcoming annual Al Hijri New Year non-working public holiday, will not apply to the UAE's private sector, which will instead observe the Hijri New Year 1435 public holiday on Saturday, November 2, 2013.
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  • Oct
  • 28
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  • UAE Hijri New Year 1435 Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Cabinet has announced the dates for the upcoming annual Al Hijri New Year non-working public holidays for the private and public sectors of the UAE.
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  • Oct
  • 9
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  • UAE 2013 Eid al-Adha Bank and Market Holidays Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The Dubai government's Media Office has announced that the UAE's financial markets would be closed from Sunday, October 13, until Saturday, October 19, 2013, on account of the upcoming Eid Al Adha non-working public holidays in the UAE.
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  • Oct
  • 7
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  • UAE 2013 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Federal Government, through its respective ministries, has announced the dates of the upcoming 2013 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays, as usual in separate announcements for the public sector and the private sector of the UAE.
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  • Oct
  • 6
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  • UAE 2013 Eid Al Adha October 15

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Government has announced that it would also observe the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.
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  • Aug
  • 25
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  • UAE 2013 Eid Al Adha Dates Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD), has published a calendar containing the dates of the upcoming 2013 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) holidays, starting on Arafat Day on Monday, October 14, 2013.
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  • Aug
  • 7
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  • UAE 2013 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays Tomorrow

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Moon Sighting Committee has announced that Thursday, August 8, 2013, would be the first day of the month of Shawwal, with Wednesday being the 29th and last day of the month of Ramadan, and therefore that Thursday, August 8, 2013, would be the first day of the Eid Al Fitr in the UAE.
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  • Aug
  • 1
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  • UAE 2013 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays Update

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Minister of Labour, Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, has announced that the UAE private sector public holidays for the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) would be limited to 2 days, the first and second days of the month of Shawwal.
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  • Jul
  • 31
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  • UAE 2013 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Government has announced that the upcoming 2013 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays, for the public sector, would begin on August 8, 2013, and last 3 working days.
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  • May
  • 20
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  • UAE 2013 Israa wal Mairaj Public Holiday June 6

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - Earlier today, the UAE's Minister of Labour, Saqr Ghobash, issued a circular stating that the nationwide non-working public holiday for the upcoming Israa wal Mairaj would be on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
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  • Mar
  • 19
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  • UAE Ramadan Dates Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's state news agency WAM, reports on an official announcement by the Sharjah Planetarium at the Department of Culture and Information concerning the dates of the upcoming first day of the Muslim months of Ramadan and of Shawwal (corresponding to the Eid al-Fitr annual public holiday).
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  • Feb
  • 13
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  • UAE Mulling Public Holidays Reform

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Presidential Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, has announced that the private sector weekend days-off and non-working public holidays may soon be brought in line with those of government employees.
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  • Jan
  • 16
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  • UAE 2013 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - Earlier today, the UAE's Minister of Education, Chairman of Board of Directors of the Federal Authority for Human Resources, Humaid Mohamed Al Qattami, issued a circular stating that the public sector holiday for the upcoming Milad Al Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) would be on Tuesday, January 24, 2013.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • UAE 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Abu Dhabi government has announced its list of expected 2013 non-working public holidays.
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  • Dec
  • 18
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  • UAE New Year 2013 Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Labour Minister, Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobashi, has announced that Tuesday, January 1st, 2013, would be a nationwide non-working public holiday for the private sector of the United Arab Emirates.
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  • Nov
  • 27
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  • UAE 2012 National Day Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Labour, Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, has in turn announced that Sunday, December 2, 2012, would be the date of the non-working private sector public holiday marking of the upcoming UAE National Day.
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  • Nov
  • 22
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  • UAE 2012 National Day Public Sector Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Education, Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qattami, in his capacity as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, has announced that Sunday and Monday, December 2 and 3, 2012, would be the dates of the non-working public sector holidays on account of the upcoming UAE National Day.
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  • Nov
  • 10
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  • UAE Financial Holiday November 15

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) has announced that the UAE financial markets will be off on the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday on account of Hijri New Year 1434.
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  • Nov
  • 5
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  • UAE Hijri 1434 Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, the UAE's Minister of Labour, has announced that Thursday, November 15, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Hijri New Year 1434.
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  • Oct
  • 17
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  • UAE 2012 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Federal Government, through its respective ministries, has announced the dates of the upcoming 2012 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays, as usual in separate announcements for the public sector and the private sector.
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  • Aug
  • 11
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  • UAE 2012 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Federal Government, through its respective ministries, has announced the dates of the upcoming 2012 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays, as usual in separate announcements for the public sector and the private sector.
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  • Jun
  • 5
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  • UAE General Public Holiday June 17

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Labour, Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, has announced that Sunday, June 17, 2012, had also been declared a non-working holiday for UAE workers in private sector companies and establishments on account of the upcoming Al Isra Wal Miraj (the Ascension of Prophet Mohammed).
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  • Jun
  • 4
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  • UAE Public Sector Holiday June 17

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, Humaid Mohamed Obaid Al Qattami, has announced that Sunday, June 17, 2012, had been declared a non-working public sector holiday for workers in the ministries and federal agencies on account of the upcoming Al Isra Wal Miraj (the Ascension of Prophet Mohammed).
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  • Jan
  • 30
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  • UAE 2012 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - Earlier today, the UAE's Ministry of Labour, Saqr Ghobash, announced that Saturday, February 4, 2012, had been declared a non-working public holiday for the private sector of the UAE on account of the upcoming Milad Al Nabi (Prophet's Birthday).
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2011

  • Dec
  • 26
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  • UAE Public Holiday January 1st

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Labour Minister, Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobashi, has announced that Sunday, January 1st, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday for the private sector in the United Arab Emirates.
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  • Nov
  • 24
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  • UAE Hijri And National Day Public Holidays Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Board Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, Humaid Al Qattami, has announced the dates of the upcoming combined Hijri New Year and National Day public holidays in the United Arab Emirates.
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  • Nov
  • 2
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  • UAE 2011 Eid al-Adha Bank Holidays Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The Governor of the UAE's Central Bank has declared 3 days of bank holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays, and as such has sent a circular to all banks operating in the United Arab Emirates instructing them to remain closed from Saturday to Monday, November 5-7, 2011, inclusively.
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • UAE 2011 Eid Al Adha Public Sector Holidays Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Minister for Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority of Human Resources, Humaid Mohammad Obaid Al Qutami, has issued a circular announcing that the dates of the upcoming Eid Al Adha public holidays in the UAE ministries and federal institutions will run from Saturday, November 5, to Tuesday, November 8, 2011, inclusively.
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  • Oct
  • 31
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  • UAE 2011 Eid Al Adha Private Sector Public Holidays Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Minister of Labour, Saqr Ghobash, has issued a circular specifying the UAE's private sector's upcoming non-working public holidays for the Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).
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  • Aug
  • 23
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  • UAE Eid Bank Holidays And Financial Holidays Announced

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE has announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays for the UAE banking and financial sectors.
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  • Aug
  • 21
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  • UAE 2011 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Federal Government, through its respective ministries, has announced the dates of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays, for both the public sector and the private sector.
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  • Jun
  • 14
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  • UAE Moves Isra Wal Meraj Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Education, and Chairman of Federal Authority for Human Resources (FAHR), Humaid Mohammad Obaid Al Quttami, has announced that the UAE government had decided to move the date of the upcoming Isra Wal Meraj public holiday from Wednesday, June 29, to Thursday, June 30, 2011.
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  • Feb
  • 7
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  • UAE Extends Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - Earlier today, the UAE's Ministry of Labour announced that Thursday, February 17, 2011, had been declared a public holiday for the private sector.
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  • Jan
  • 31
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  • UAE Moves Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - Humaid Mohammad Obaid Al Qutami, the Minister of Education and Chairman of the he UAE's Federal Authority for Human Resources (FAHR), has announced that the upcoming one-day public holiday for the Prophet's Birthday would be moved from February 15 to Thursday, February 17, 2011.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 27
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  • UAE Announces New Year Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Government Human Resources Authority, Humaid Mohammed Al Qattami, has announced the dates for the upcoming New Year public holiday for the UAE public sector.
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  • Nov
  • 28
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  • UAE Announces December Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The government of the UAE has announced the dates for the upcoming National Day public holidays and Islamic Hijri New Year public holiday for both the private sector and the public sector.
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  • Nov
  • 7
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  • UAE Announces Eid Al Adha Public Holiday Date

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE government has announced that Sunday, November 7, 2010, would be the first day of the month of Dhu Al Hijja, meaning that the upcoming Eid Al Adha will be on Tuesday, November 16, 2010.
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  • Nov
  • 4
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  • UAE Upcoming Eid Public Holidays Could Last 9 Days

    Emirates 24-7 (Dubai) - The upcoming Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha are expected on Monday and Tuesday, November 15 and 16, 2010, in the UAE, and local media report that Sunday, November 14, 2010, may also be declared a public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 27
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  • UAE Declares Public Holidays For Sheikh Saqr

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - Following the death of Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, public sector holidays of various durations have been declared in parts of the UAE.
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  • Sep
  • 6
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  • UAE Announces 5-Day End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Human Resources Authority, Humaid Obeid Al Qatami, has issued a circular announcing that the upcoming Eid Al Fitr public holidays for federal ministries and departments would run from the 29th of Ramadan until the 3rd of Shawwal, 1431AH, inclusively.
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  • Feb
  • 24
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  • UAE Announces Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Education and Chairman of Board of Directors of the Federal Authority for Human Resources, Humaid Mohamed Al Qattami, has announced that Mawlid, the public holiday for the birthday celebration of Prophet Mohammad, will be observed on Friday, February 26, 2010.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • UAE Rules-Out New Year Day In Lieu Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Education and Chairman of the Human Resources Authority, Humaid Mohammad al-Qutami, has issued a circular confirming that the UAE's federal government ministries, departments and establishments will resume their duty on Sunday, January 3, 2010, after the January 1st Gregorian year public holiday.
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  • Dec
  • 15
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  • UAE Announces Islamic New Year Private Sector Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - Earlier today, the UAE's Ministry of Labour announced that, as per Article 74 of Federal Law No. 8/ 1980, Friday, December 18, 2009 (the first day of Muharram, 1431 Hijri, which marks the start of the new Hijri calendar year), would be a paid public holiday for all workers at companies and establishments of the UAE's private sector.
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  • Dec
  • 14
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  • UAE Rules Out Islamic New Year Day In Lieu Public Holiday

    Gulf News (Kuwait City) - The UAE's Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Human Resources Authority, Humaid Mohammad Al Qutami, has announced that the Islamic New Year would begin on Friday, December 18, 2009, and that federal and government organizations would remain open on Thursday, December 17, 2009.
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  • Nov
  • 23
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  • UAE Central Bank Declares 2 Bank Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The Board of Directors of the UAE's Central Bank has released a circular announcing their decision to extend the upcoming Eid al-Adha and National Day banks holidays by one day each.
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  • Nov
  • 19
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  • UAE Declares Additional Eid al-Adha Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Chairman of the Federal Human Resources Authority and Minister of Education, Humaid Obeid Al Qatami, has announced an additional public sector holiday on Tuesday, December 1st, 2009, to bride the gap between the 5-day Eid al-Adha, and the 2-day National Day, public sector holidays.
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  • Nov
  • 11
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  • UAE Declares 10-Day School Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Education, Humaid Mohammad Obaid Al Qutami, has announced that public and private schools in the UAEwill remain closed from November 26 or 27 to December 3 to mark Eid Al Adha and the National Day.
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  • Sep
  • 20
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  • UAE Confirms Moon Sighting And Public Holidays

    The National (Abu Dhabi) - Late last night, the UAE's Minister of Justice, Dr Hadef al Dhaheri, announced that the Shawwal Crescent Committee had sighted the crescent of the new Moon and that "It has been determined that Eid [public holidays] begins on Sunday [September 20]".
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  • Sep
  • 17
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  • UAE End of Ramadan Financial Public Holidays Announced

    Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) - The Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), in coordination with all financial markets, has announced that UAE financial markets will close to mark the Eid-Al-Fitr holiday starting from Saturday, 29th of Ramadan (September 19, 2009) until the 3rd day of Shawwal.
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  • Sep
  • 15
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  • UAE Announces End of Ramadan Public Holidays Dates

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Labour Minister, HE Saqr Ghobash, announced that, on the occasion of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays, private sector companies and corporations would be off on the first and second days of the month of Shawwal.
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  • Aug
  • 16
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  • UAE Public Sector Ramadan Hours

    Emirates News Agency (Abu Dhabi) - The UAE's Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Human Resources Authority, HE Humaid Mohammed Al Qattami, has announced that, during the upcoming month of Ramadan, federal ministries and institutions will work from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
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  • Jul
  • 13
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  • UAE Generalizes July 19 Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - Earlier today, the UAE's Labour Minister, HE Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, issued a circular which declares Sunday, July 19th, 2009, as a public holiday for the UAE's private sector to also mark "Isra and Miraj".
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  • Jul
  • 12
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  • UAE Declares July 19 Isra and Miraj Public Sector Holiday

    Khaleej Times Online (Dubai) - Earlier today, the UAE's Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Governmental Human Resources Authority, HE Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, issued a circular announcing that Sunday, July 19th, 2009, had been declared a public holiday for ministries and other federal departments on the occasion of Isra and Miraj.
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  • May
  • 1
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  • UAE Considering May Day Public Holiday From 2010

    The National (Dubai) - The United Arab Emirates' acting director general of the Ministry of Labour, Humaid bin Demas, is reported to have said yesterday that a non-working public holiday to mark the May 1st International Labour Day could be introduced starting in 2010.
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  • Apr
  • 26
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  • UAE Revises Public Holidays Legislation

    UAE Prime Minister Website (Dubai) - The UAE has released the "Cabinet Resolution No. (17) of 2009 regarding the Public Holidays at the Federal Government" which revises the list of official public holidays and their duration in the UAE.
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  • Mar
  • 3
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  • UAE Financial Markets Choose Public Sector Holiday Date

    Dubai Chronicle (Dubai) - The Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority has announced that the UAE financial markets will close on Sunday, March 8, 2009, to mark the public holiday for the anniversary of Prophet Mohammed's birthday.
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  • Mar
  • 1
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  • UAE Changes Date Of Upcoming Private Sector Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - Earlier this morning, the UAE's Minister of Labour, Saqr Gobash, announced that it had decided to change the date of the upcoming private sector public holiday, from Monday, March 9, to Saturday, March 7, 2009. This change applies to all employees in the private sector in the UAE.
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  • Feb
  • 27
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  • UAE Private Sector Holiday On March 9

    WAM Emirates News Agency (Dubai) - The UAE's Minister of Labour, HE Saqr Ghobash, has announced that Monday, March 9, 2009, had been declared as this year's date for the private sector public holiday marking the birthday of Prophet Mohammed.
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  • Feb
  • 25
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  • UAE Public Sector Holiday On March 8

    WAM Emirates News Agency (Dubai) - The UAE's Minister of Health, and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, H.E. Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qattami, announced that all ministries and federal departments will remain closed on Sunday, March 8, 2009, on the occasion of Prophet Mohammed's birthday anniversary.
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  • Jan
  • 2
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  • UAE Declares 3-Day Public Sector Holidays

    Reuters (Dubai) - UAE President, Sheikh Khalifah bin Zayed al-Nahayan, all government institutions to close for three days starting from today, following the death of Sheikh Rached Al-Mualla, the elderly ruler of Umm al-Quwain, the smallest of the seven emirates.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • UAE Moves Date Of Upcoming Islamic New Year Public Holiday

    WAM Emirates News Agency (Abu Dhabi) - In a surprise move, earlier this morning, the UAE has moved the date of the Muharram 1st, 1430 H (Islamic New Year) public holiday from Monday, December 29, to Sunday, December 28, 2008, presumably to create a long weekend, as weekends for civil servants are Fridays and Saturdays.
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  • Dec
  • 1
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  • UAE Announces Private Sector Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Dates

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - A statement by the Minister of Labour, HE Saqar Gobash, confirmed that the public holidays dates for the Eid al-Adha observed by the private sector in the UAE would the 3 days from Sunday, December 7, to Tuesday, December 9, 2008, inclusively.
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  • Dec
  • 1
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  • UAE Declares December 4 Bridge Public Holiday

    GCC Press Agencies (Dubai) - The Federal Cabinet decided yesterday to declare Thursday, December 4, 2008, a one-off bridge public holiday for federal ministries, department and entities, thereby merging the public holidays for the UAE's 37th national day and for the Eid Al Adha Muslim festival, for the public sector.
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  • Nov
  • 26
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  • UAE Declares 1-Day National Day Public Holiday For Private Sector

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - According to a circular issued today by UAE Labour Minister, HE Saqr Gobash, the private sector will have a one-day public holiday on the occasion of next Tuesday's, 2nd of December, 37th national day.
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  • Nov
  • 19
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  • UAE Confirms Eid Al-Adha Public Holiday Date

    UAE Interact - According to the Islamic Crescents Monitoring Project., astronomical calculations have predicted that Saturday, November 29, 2008, will be the first day of 'Zil Hijja', which implies that the Eid al-Adha Muslim festival day will be on Monday, December 8, 2008.
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  • Sep
  • 23
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  • UAE Announces End Of Ramadan Holiday Dates

    Gulf News - Humaid Mohammad Al Qatami, UAE's Minister of Health and Chairman of the Civil Service Commission, issued a circular declaring that all ministries and federal-government institutions would be closed from Monday, September 29, to Saturday, October 4, 2008, with work resuming on Sunday, October 5. For its part, the Ministry of Labour announced that Eid holidays for the private sector will be for two days, on the first and second of Shawaal.
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  • Sep
  • 15
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  • End Of Ramadan Likely On October 1st For Most Gulf States

    Emirates News Agency (Abu Dhabi) - Earlier today, the Emirates Astronomical Society (EAS) and Islamic Crescent Observation Project (ICOP) announced that the Eid ul Fitr (the end of Ramadan festival) will fall Oct 1 this year in most Islamic countries.
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  • Jul
  • 28
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  • UAE Extends Upcoming Prophet's Ascension Public Holiday To Private Sector

    Xpress News - A circular from the Minister of Labour, Saqr Gobash, declared Thursday, July 31, 2008, an official public holiday for the private sector to mark Al Isra'a Wal Miraaj.
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  • Jul
  • 24
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  • UAE Prophet's Ascension Public Sector Holiday July 31

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - A circular from the UAE's Health Minister and Chairman of the Civil Service Council HE Humaid Al Qatami, declared Thursday, July 31, 2008, an official public sector holiday for the public sector to mark Al Isra'a Wal Miraaj (the Prophet's Ascension).
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  • Mar
  • 18
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  • UAE Announces March 20 Private And Public Sector Holiday

    Civil Service Bureau (Dubai) - A circular issued today by Minister of Labour Saqr Ghobash, announced that the private sector will join ministries, public departments and institutions in enjoying a long weekend, with Thursday, March 20, 2008, being declared a public holiday for the public and private sector to mark the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed.
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  • Jan
  • 15
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  • UAE Considering Another One-Off Public Holiday On January 16

    Gulf News - There are reports that the UAE government is considering declaring a one-off public holiday, for Wednesday January 16.
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  • Jan
  • 13
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  • UAE Declares One-Off Public Holiday On January 14

    Arabian Business - A public holiday has been declared for all businesses in Dubai on Monday, January 14, as authorities tighten security for US president George W. Bush's visit to the emirate.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 11
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  • UAE Announces Eid al-Adha Public Holiday Dates

    Arabian Business - All ministries and public departments of the UAE will remain closed for five days, from Tuesday, December 18, to Saturday, December 22, to mark Eid Al Adha, while the private sector will get 3 days off, also beginning on December 18.
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  • Nov
  • 26
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  • UAE: One-Day National Day Private Sector Public Holiday

    Gulf News - Last night, the Minister of Labour announced that this year's National Day public holiday would be limited to one day, Sunday, December 2, 2007, for the private sector. It was later announced that the public sector would benefit from a second day, on Monday, December 3, 2007.
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  • Oct
  • 9
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  • UAE Government Eid Public Holiday Begins October 11

    Emirates News Agency - The Ministry of Governmental Sector Development announced that the Eid holiday for the UAE Government Sector will begin on Thursday October 11, 2007.
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  • Aug
  • 21
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  • UAE Dates For Ramadan And Eid Al-Adha Confirmed By Leading Astronomer

    Gulf News - Renowned astronomer, Dr Humaid Al Nuaimi, recently issued a statement saying that his estimations come in line with the calculations followed in UAE for the upcoming date of the first day of Ramadan (September 13, not a public holiday in the UAE, but all cafes and restaurants remain closed until sundown, from that date until Eid al-Fitr) and Eid al-Adha (December 20).
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  • May
  • 4
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  • UAE Announces It Will Honour Workers On May 1st Beginning Next Year

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE announced that, from next year, workers would be honored in the UAE on May Day.
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  • Mar
  • 29
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  • UAE Announces Date Of Prophet's Birthday

    arabianbusiness.com - The UAE Government announced in a circular, today, that Saturday March 31 was designated as a public holiday to mark the birthday of Prophet Mohammad.
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  • Feb
  • 15
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  • UAE Revises Public Holidays Legislation

    Al Jarida Al Rasmiyah - The UAE has gazetted the "Federal Law No. 14 of 2007 regarding Official Holidays" which specifies the officials public holidays for the Ministries and the general institutions in the UAE.
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  • Jan
  • 18
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  • UAE Announces Private And Public Sector Holidays Dates For Hijri New Year

    Khaleej Times - The UAE's the Ministry of Governmental Sector Development has announced that federal and local government departments and institutions will remain closed on Sunday (January 21, 2007) to mark the new Hijri Year.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 26
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  • UAE Announces Same Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Dates For All

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - Private sector gets the same holidays as public sector; according to a decision by Dr. Ali Bin Abdullah Al Ka'abi, Minister of Labour, private sector employees will get a four-day holiday from Friday, December 29 to Monday, January 1 to mark Eid Al Adha and the New Year.
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  • Dec
  • 25
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  • UAE Announces End-Of-Year Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - Four-day holiday for public sector: Abu Dhabi: Ministries and public sector institutions will be closed from Dhu Al Hijja 9 (December 29) to Dhu Al Hijja 13 (January 1) to observe Eid Al Adha.
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  • Dec
  • 15
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  • UAE Upcoming Elections

    KUNA - The voters in the electorates of Abu Dhabi and al-Fujaira will go to polls on Saturday December 15 to elect four and two members of the National Assembly respectively. Up to 6,679 eligible voters in the United Arab Emirate will start casting their votes in the seven UAE electorates on Saturday through December 20.
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  • Oct
  • 24
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  • UAE Bank And Financial Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - There will be no trading and securities settlement from October 22 to October 28, 2006 inclusive.
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  • Oct
  • 19
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  • UAE Clarifies End Of Ramadan Public Holidays Dates

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - UAE clears confusion over holidays: Abu Dhabi: Public sector employees will get a four-day Eid Al Fitr holiday if the first day of Eid falls on Monday, October 23, according to a ministerial decision.
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  • Aug
  • 15
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  • UAE Weekends Change

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The shift to the new weekend starting from September 1 is optional for private sector companies, said a Ministry of Labour official. Dr Khalid Al Khazraji,
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  • May
  • 31
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  • UAE Changes Weekends To Friday-Saturday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - Weekend days were previously Thursdays and Fridays, but the recent Cabinet decree No.21/2006 has changed the weekend days to Fridays and Saturdays instead, as of Friday September 1st, 2006.
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  • Apr
  • 6
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  • UAE Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday April 10

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, has announced that Monday, April 10, 2006, would be officially observed as a public sector holiday by all of the UAE's ministries, and public departments.
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  • Jan
  • 28
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  • UAE Revises Islamic New Year Public Holiday Date

    UAE Interact (Dubai) - The UAE's Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Saeed Al Gaith, has announced that the previously announced public holiday date for the upcoming Islamic New Year had been pushed back to Wednesday, February 1, 2006, which coincides with the second day of the Islamic month of Muharam 1427 Hijri.
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  • Jan
  • 27
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  • UAE Announces Hijri New Year 1427 Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Saeed Khalfan Al Ghaith, has announced a public sector holiday, on Tuesday, January 30, 2006, on the occasion of the upcoming 1427 AH New Year.
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  • Jan
  • 2
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  • UAE Releases Updated Public Holidays Calendar

    Zawya (Dubai) - Following the death of Shaikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE's government has issued a revised calendar of upcoming public holidays related to the declared mourning period and the upcoming Eid al-Adha public holidays.
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2005

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • UAE Announces Eid Al Adha Public Sector Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Ministry of State for Cabinet Affairs has announced five days of public sector holidays on the occasion of the upcoming Eid Al Adha holidays.
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  • Dec
  • 27
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  • UAE Announces January 1st Private Sector Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has issued a circular declaring Sunday, January 1st, 2006, as an official public holiday for the private sector.
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  • Nov
  • 23
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  • UAE Declares National Day Public Sector Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Saeed Khalfan Al Ghaith, has announced that the UAE's federal and local government ministries, departments and other institutions would remain closed on Friday, December 2, 2005, to mark the UAE's National Day.
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  • Oct
  • 30
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  • UAE Declares 2-Day Private Sector Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has announced that private companies and establishments would remain closed on the first and second day of Shawwal for the upcoming Eid Al Fitr holidays.
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  • Oct
  • 29
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  • UAE Announces Eid Al Fitr Public Sector Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Saeed Al Ghaith, has released a circular announcing that the UAE's federal government ministries, institutions and agencies would remain closed for the Eid Al Fitr holiday, for 3 days, starting on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005.
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  • Aug
  • 29
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  • UAE Declares September 1st Private Sector Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Dr. Ali Al Ka'abi, has announced that Thursday, September 1st, 2005, would be a public holiday for the UAE's private sector, in conjunction with the upcoming Al Israa wal Miraaj anniversary.
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  • Aug
  • 28
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  • UAE Declares Al Israa wal Miraaj Public Sector Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Saeed Khalfan Al Gaith, has announced that Wednesday, August 31st, 2005, was to be observed as a public holiday by the country's ministries and other government institutions.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • UAE Announces Prophet's Birthday Public Sector Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Ministry of State for Cabinet Affairs has announced that Wednesday, April 20, 2005, would be officially observed as a public sector holiday by all of the UAE's ministries, and public departments.
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  • Feb
  • 7
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  • UAE Announces Hijri New Year 1426 Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Ministry of State for Cabinet Affairs has announced a public sector holiday for Wednesday, February 9, 2005, on the occasion of the upcoming 1426 AH New Year.
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  • Jan
  • 16
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  • UAE Declares Eid Al Adha Public Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Ministry of State for Cabinet Affairs, and Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid Al Adha public holidays, for both the public sector and the private sector, respectively.
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2004

  • Dec
  • 27
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  • UAE Declares January 1st Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Dr. Ali bin Abdullah Al Ka'abi, has announced that Saturday, January 1, 2005, is to be observed as an official public holiday by the private sector.
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  • Dec
  • 26
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  • UAE Declares January 1st Public Sector Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Saeed Al Ghaith, has announced that Federal Ministries and public sector institutions will remain closed on Saturday, January 1st, 2005, to mark the beginning of the Western new year with an official public sector holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 24
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  • UAE Declares December 4 Public Sector Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Ministry of State for Cabinet Affairs has announced that Federal ministries and departments will remain closed on December 4, 2004, for the official public holiday corresponding to the 33rd anniversary of the UAE's National Day.
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  • Nov
  • 10
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  • UAE Shortens Eid Bank Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Central Bank's Central Bank Board of Directors has decided that the upcoming bank holidays would be two days only, Eid Day and the day after the Eid.
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  • Nov
  • 2
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  • UAE Announces 9-Day End Of Ramadan Civil Service Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE Ministry of State for Cabinet Affairs announced that Ministries and other federal institutions and public organizations would be closed for work for the Eid El Fitr public holidays, beginning from Saturday, November 13th, 2004, until Wednesday November 17th, 2004.
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  • Sep
  • 8
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  • UAE Declares September 12 Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Ministry of State for Cabinet Affairs has declared Sunday, September 12, 2004, as an official public holiday for federal ministries and other public Departments as well as for the private sectors, on the occasion of the upcoming "Isra and Miraj" holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 2
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  • UAE Declares August 7 Public Sector Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's State Ministry for Cabinet Affairs has declared an official public sector holiday for ministries, government and federal departments and public authorities in the UAE, on Saturday, August 7, 2004, to mark the 38th anniversary of President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's accession to the rule of the Abu Dhabi Emirate.
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  • Apr
  • 27
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  • UAE Declares May 1st Public Sector Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Saeed Al Ghaith, has announced that Saturday, May 1, 2004, is to be officially observed as a public holiday by ministries, and public departments in the country.
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  • Apr
  • 26
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  • UAE Announces Prophet's Bithday Public Holiday Date

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Matar Humaid Al Tayer, has announced a public holiday for the private sector on Saturday, with May 1, 2004, to coincide with the upcoming Prophet's Birthday holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 17
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  • UAE Announces Hijri New Year 1425 Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Ministry of State for Cabinet Affairs has announced that offices of ministries and federal departments as well as public authorities and corporations around the UAE will remain closed on Saturday, February 21, 2004, to mark the new Hijri (Islamic) year with a public sector holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 27
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  • UAE Announces 3-Day Eid Public Holidays For Private Sector

    The Emirates News Agency (WAM) - According to a circular issued yesterday by Matar Humaid Al Tayer, UAE's Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, starting on January 31, private sector's companies and establishments in the country will remain closed for three days to mark the Eid-Al Adha public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 25
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  • UAE Declares 4-Day Public Sector Holidays

    Emirates News Agency (Dubai) - A circular from the Ministry of State for Cabinet Affairs has been released announcing that all ministries and public institutions will remain closed for four days of public sector holidays, from Saturday, January 31, 2004 to Tuesday, February 3, 2004, on account of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) festival.
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2003

  • May
  • 2
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  • UAE Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday May 13

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Matar Humaid Al Tayer, has announced that Tuesday, May 13, 2003, would be officially observed as a private sector non-working public holiday by all of the UAE's workers.
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  • Mar
  • 4
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  • UAE Announces Hijri New Year 1424 Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Ministry of State for Cabinet Affairs has announced a public sector holiday for Tuesday, March 4, 2003, on the occasion of the upcoming first day of the new Islamic calendar year of 1424 Hijri.
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  • Feb
  • 23
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  • UAE Declares 1st of Muharram Public Holiday For Private Sector

    UAE Interact (Dubai) - The UAE's Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Matar Humaid Al Tayer, has announced that the first day of the Islamic month of Muharram, 1424 Hijri, had been declared a public holiday for the private sector.
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  • Jan
  • 9
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  • UAE Declares Eid Al Adha Public Holiday For Private Sector

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Dr Khalid Al Khazraji, has announced that all private sector companies in the UAE will have three days of public holidays for the upcoming Eid Al Adha, starting from Monday, February 10, 2003.
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2002

  • Nov
  • 27
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  • UAE Declares Extended End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    UAE Interact (Dubai) - The UAE's Ministry of State for Cabinet Affairs has announced four days of public sector holidays, beginning on Wednesday, December 4, 2002 (Ramadan 29, 1423 Hijri), on the occasion of the upcoming Eid el Fitr holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 27
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  • UAE Rules Out Public Sector National Day Bridge Public Holiday

    UAE Interact (Dubai) - The UAE, in a circular signed by Saeed Al Ghaith, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, confirmed that to mark the anniversary of UAE's National Day, Monday and Tuesday, December 2 and 3, 2002, respectively, had been declared a public holiday for ministries and other federal government institutions.
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  • Mar
  • 21
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  • UAE Considering Day in Lieu Public Holidays

    UAE Interact (Dubai) - The UAE's Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Mattar Humaid Al Tayer, has announced that he had added an article to the proposed amendments to the Federal Labour Law No 8 of 1980, entitling private sector employees to a compensatory off day in the event of an official public holiday falling on Friday.
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  • Mar
  • 12
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  • UAE Announces New Hijri Year 1423 Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (WAM) - The UAE's Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Saeed Al Ghaith, has announced that Federal and Public establishments would remain closed for one day next Saturday, March 16, 2002, on the occasion of the beginning of the new Hijri year 1423.
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  • Feb
  • 12
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  • UAE Adds New Public Holiday

    Emirates News Agency - During yesterday's Cabinet meeting, it was agreed that the 29th day of the month of Ramadan would henceforth become an official public holiday.
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2001

  • Dec
  • 13
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  • UAE Announces Eid Al Fitr Public Holidays

    UAE Interact (Dubai) - The UAE government has announced that federal government institutions will have a three-day public sector holiday, from the first to the third day of Shawwal, 1422 Hijri year.
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  • Nov
  • 29
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  • UAE Declares December 2-3 Public Sector Holiday

    Emirates News Agency (Dubai) - The UAE government has declared a 2-day public sector holiday, Sunday and Monday, December 2-3, 2001, to mark the UAE's 30th National Day.
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See also: UAE (United Arab Emirates) bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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