UAE National Holidays Confirmed

Private sector workers can enjoy a long weekend, starting November 30, in celebration of UAE National Day, according to a report in the National.

The country will commemorate its 41st National Day on December 2.

Employees working in the private sector were notified earlier this month that they will have a three-day weekend, but it had yet to be confirmed.

Government employees will be given an extra day’s holiday, returning to work on December 4.

Celebrations are due to begin one week before National Day on Sunday, and will run until December 3, although some organisations have already started.
To commemorate this year’s event, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched the Union Tree initiative and asked citizens to plant trees in their homes or workplaces.

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