UAE Residents (both public and private sectors) will have a long weekend starting December 1-3, 2016. This is great news for those who want to take advantage and might go on for a quick holiday outside the UAE.
Since the Commemoration Day holiday falls on November 30 (Wednesday), this holiday has been moved to December 1 to make way for a 3-day weekend to all residents. Work is set to resume on December 4.
45th UAE National Day and the Commemoration Day Paid Holiday
Private Sector Employees: December 1-2 – Paid Holiday
To those who will be working on December 1 and 2, be advised that these days paid holidays. Hence, employees of businesses and companies in UAE private sector will get paid holiday benefits. This is in accordance to a circular issued by the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
Public Sector Employees: December 1-3
Federal government employees will be closed (no-work day) from December 1-3.
Please be guided on these notices. Another holiday will be observed in December 11 to celebrate Prophet Muhammad’s birthday. More details soon.