A public holiday for Islamic New Year has been announced in the UAE.
It means staff in the public and private sectors will enjoy a holiday on Sunday August 23 and will return to work on Monday August 24, making it a three-day weekend.
FAHR: It has been decided that the Hijri New Year holiday for the year 1442 in the Federal Government of the United Arab Emirates will be on Sunday, 23rd of August 2020, and regular working hours will resume on Monday, 24th of August 2020. pic.twitter.com/6ISWMyEj26— FAHR (@FAHR_UAE) August 13, 2020
The next public holiday in the UAE after Islamic New Year is Prophet Muhammed's (PBUH) Birthday that will be celebrated with a public holiday on Thursday October 29, giving residents and citizens another long weekend.
Commemoration Day will once again be celebrated on December 1 in 2020, which falls on a Tuesday.
The UAE’s 49th National Day will then be recognised on December 2 and 3, so with the Commemoration Day holiday, those who work will enjoy three days of holidays and some will enjoy a five-day weekend.
Here are all the dates for your diary for 2020:
• Islamic New Year – Sunday August 23
• Prophet Muhammed’s (PBUH) Birthday – Thursday October 29
• Commemoration Day – Tuesday December 1
• UAE National Day – Wednesday December 2 and Thursday December 3
Get your diary marked if you want to plan ahead.