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UAE Cabinet releases new holidays for 2019-2020

The UAE cabinet has approved holidays for the public and private sectors for 2019-2020.

In an announcement made thru the UAE Government Communication Office Instagram account, the decision cites November 9, 2019 as a holiday on account of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

In December, there are three holidays.

For December 1, it’s a holiday for Commemoration Day and Dec. 2-3 for the National Day.

It’s a long weekend during that time as December 1 falls on a Sunday and December 2-3 is on Monday and Tuesday. If you’ll include Saturday, that would be a total of five days.

Last year,the Commemoration Day was on November 29.

For the year 2020, here are the following holidays:

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

If you’re planning on taking that needed vacation, you can start planning now.

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