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UAE 2017 National Day Public Holidays Announced

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017


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.

Recall that, two years ago (2015-08-19), the UAE's President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, had 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 "Martyrs' Day".

In conjunction with 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", and that the UAE weekend was changed, a decade ago (2006-08-15 and 2006-05-31), to Fridays and Saturdays, this afforded some moving around of the new annual, November 30, public holiday in the UAE, to create a long weekend in the UAE, as was done for the past 2 years (2016-11-17, 2015-11-02 and 2015-10-26).


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