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UAE Public Holidays January 1st

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)
Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2020


The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation of the government in the United Arab Emirates has issued a Twitter statement confirming that Friday, January 1st, 2021, would be an official paid holiday for all private-sector employees in the country to celebrate the New Year ("Nasser Bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced that Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, will be a paid holiday for all private-sector establishments, on the occasion of New Year, as per the decision of the UAE Cabinet on official holidays for 2021").

The aforementioned announcement is in line with the list of UAE national public holidays, for both the public and private sector, for the calendar years 2021 and 2022, as announced by the UAE government cabinet, at a recent meeting chaired by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai (2020-12-19).

Beginning last year (2019-03-05 and 2019-09-08), the UAE government has begun announcing its list of expected non-working public holidays in the UAE for the upcoming calendar years in advance, and with 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.



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