The UAE cabinet approved holidays for the public and private sectors in the UAE for 2019-2020.
According to the decision, December 1 will be a holiday for Commemoration Day, and December 2-3 will be holidays for the National Day. December 1 falls on a Sunday, while December 2-3 are Monday-Tuesday. Therefore, combining these days with the weekend would mean a five-day holiday.
As for the year 2020, the list of holidays is as follows:
New Year: January 1
Eid Al Fitr: Ramadan 29-Shawwal 3
Arafat Day: Zul Hijjah 9
Eid Al Adha: Zul Hijjah 10-12
Islamic New Year: August 23
Birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): October 29
Commemoration Day: December 1
National Day: December 2-3
The UAE Cabinet approves the national holidays for public and private sector in 2019-2020. #UAEGov