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UAE declares paid National Day weekend for private sector employees

Cabinet has yet to confirm a two-day holiday for National Day.

Cabinet has yet to confirm a two-day holiday for National Day.

Official Announcement:

In a significant move, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation declared via social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) that private sector workers in the UAE will be granted a paid holiday on Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3. This decision aligns with the upcoming National Day celebrations.

Celebratory Message:

The social media post extended heartfelt congratulations to the nation’s wise leadership, citizens, and residents in honor of this occasion. This gesture reflects a collective celebration and recognition of the UAE’s progress and unity.

Cabinet Confirmation:

This announcement follows the UAE Cabinet’s earlier confirmation of a two-day break specifically for National Day, scheduled on December 2 and 3. The declaration underlines the government’s commitment to acknowledging and commemorating this historic event.

Date Clarifications:

Notably, Commemoration Day, previously observed as a public holiday, falls on November 30. However, in recent years, it has been marked with a public holiday on December 1, preceding the National Day celebrations. This alignment allows for a thoughtful sequence of remembrance followed by nationwide festivities.

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