5-Day Long Weekend in UAE, Public & Private Sector Holidays from Dec 1-3

Another long weekend is coming up with the Commemoration Day and UAE’s 48th National Day Holidays already approved by the UAE. This applies to both private and public sectors after a decree where UAE holidays in 2019 and 2020 were unified.

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The Commemoration Day is on December 1, 2019
The UAE National Holidays are on December 2-3, 2019

This is a 3-day holiday for both public and private sector. When combining these holidays with the November 29-30 weekend (Friday-Saturday), it will be a total of a 5-day long weekend break for UAE residents! Take note that this information is based on workers who have Fridays and Saturdays as their days off.

Image: UAE Government Communication Office

UAE Long Weekend Break 2019

Schools in Dubai will also have a long weekend as per Tweet from the official Twitter account of the KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority)

Below is the said tweet:


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