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UAE 2015 National Day Public Holidays Completed

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)
Posted: Monday, November 2, 2015
Updated: Saturday, November 17, 2018


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.

Last week (2015-10-26), the UAE's Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, had announced the dates of the upcoming annual Martyrs' Day and National Day non-working public holidays in the UAE, for the public sector, for a 5-day period of non-working public holidays for the UAE public sector, from Tuesday December 1, until Saturday, December 5, 2015, inclusively, which was made possible by the recent addition of a new annual non-working public holiday in the UAE, Martyrs' Day, announced this past summer (2015-08-19) by the UAE's President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who gave 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 "Martyrs' Day", and the fact that, as per the UAE's Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, "if a public holiday falls between two weekdays it can be moved to the beginning or end of that week". Recall that the UAE weekend was changed, a decade ago (2006-08-15 and 2006-05-31), to Fridays and Saturdays.

Traditionally (2014-11-13, 2014-11-08, 2013-11-27, 2013-11-25, 2012-11-27 and 2012-11-22), the private sector of the UAE gets one day of public holidays less than the public sector for the UAE National Day non-working public holidays.



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