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UAE Declares January 1, 2024, a Public Holiday for Private Sector Employees

The Ministry of Human Resources has designated Monday, January 1, 2024, a national holiday in the UAE for all private-sector workers.

The Ministry of Human Resources has declared Monday, January 1, 2024, a public holiday for all private-sector employees in the UAE. This announcement grants private sector workers a long weekend to celebrate the new year’s arrival.

Federal Government Employees’ Holiday:

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced January 1, 2024, as a holiday for federal government employees, aligning with the New Year celebration.

Extended Weekends in 2024:

As per the Cabinet’s announcement, UAE residents can anticipate at least 13 public holidays in 2024. 

Four of these occasions, including New Year’s Day, have the potential to result in extended weekends, with the longest break spanning six days.

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