Long weekend in UAE is here – what are your plans?

By Eudore R. Chand

Four days of holiday for government staff

DUBAI 30 November 2017: The weather is beautiful and you have a long weekend stretching ahead of you – what are your plans? Are you going to stay at home and relax with family or take off for a holiday or do some beach stuff or camping or barbecue or what?

If you are a private sector employee, you have Thursday, Friday and Saturday off.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation had earlier announced public holidays to mark the Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) birthday, National Day, and Commemoration Day, for employees in the private sector, from Thursday, 30th November, until Saturday, 2nd December.

Work should resume on Sunday, 3rd December, according to a ministerial circular issued by Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

But, if you are a government employee – you have a four day holiday starting Thursday and ending Sunday, with work resuming on Monday (see below)

Al Hamli extended his greetings on the occasions to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

He also took the opportunity to congratulate the government and people of the UAE, as well as expatriate residents, on the occasion, and wished further progress, prosperity and glory to the UAE and to Arab and Islamic nations.

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