5 day break in December, 2019/2010 UAE public holidays announced

UAE residents who usually get 2 days off on the weekend, will enjoy a straight 5 days break this December, thanks to Commemoration Day and National day.

Commemoration Day, previously known as Martyrs Day, will get a day off on December 1st, and National day two days off on December 2nd and 3rd. If you’re going to be off on the November 29/30 weekend, you’ll be able to enjoy a straight 5 days break.

The announced public holidays for the remainder of 2019 and 2020 are as follows:

UAE National Holidays in 2019:
November 9: The Prophet’s Birthday
December 1: Commemoration Day
December 2 and 3: UAE National Day

UAE National Holidays in 2020:
January 1: New Year
May 23 to May 26: Eid Al Fitr *
July 29: Arafat Day *
July 30: Eid Al Adha *
August 23: Islamic New Year (Hijri Calendar)
November 9: The Prophet’s Birthday
December 1: Commemoration Day
December 2 and 3: UAE National Day

*days dependent on moon sighting

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