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UAE 2020 Prophet’s Birthday Public Sector Holidays

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2020


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 Thursday, October 29, 2020 ("Thursday, 29th October, will be a public holiday for federal government employees to mark the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed").

As weekends in the UAE were changed for Thursday/Friday to Friday/Saturday, almost 15 years ago (2006-08-15 and 2006-05-31), the aforementioned announcement goes on to state that "work will resume on Sunday, 1st November".

Recall that, last year (2019-03-05), the UAE government announced a list of public holidays in the UAE for both calendar years 2019 and 2020, contrary to the usual piecemeal announcements of the list of expected non-working public holidays in the UAE, one year at the time (2018-01-08, 2017-01-03, 2015-12-26, 2015-01-04, 2014-01-07 and 2012-12-29).

That initial announcement brought the number of public holidays enjoyed by the UAE private sector in line with the number of public holidays enjoyed by the UAE public sector, as well as canceling the UAE public holiday for the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.

But, later that year (2019-09-08), the UAE's Federal Authority For Government Human Resources announced a revision to its annual list of expected non-working public holidays in the UAE for the calendar years 2019 and 2020, which included a public holiday for the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.



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