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UAE public holidays in 2020: Expect 14-day break


DUBAI – UAE residents can look forward to one more long weekend in December before 2020 rolls in with a new set of public holidays.

After the November 9 public holiday for the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), a three-day holiday will begin on December 1 for Commemoration Day, followed by UAE National Day on December 2 and 3. Those with Friday-Saturday weekends can expect a five-day break.

Meanwhile, the UAE Cabinet recently confirmed the approved holidays for both public and private sector employees in the UAE in 2020. Here are the dates:

New Year: January 1

Eid Al Fitr: Ramadan 29-Shawwal 3 (four days of holiday if Ramadan has 29 days, a five-day holiday if Ramadan has 30 days)

Arafat Day: Zul Hijjah 9

Eid Al Adha: Zul Hijjah 10-12 (three days)

Islamic New Year: August 23

Birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): October 29

Commemoration Day: December 1

National Day: December 2 and 3


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