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UAE holiday list 2024

5 essential facts about UAE Flag Day revealed: Symbolism, history, and celebrations

First celebrated in 2013, Flag Day is observed annually on November 3


Sheikh Khalifa: UAE spent Dhs40bn in development projects under former President’s rule

Sheikh Khalifa became President of the UAE on November 3, 2004, and remained in that role until his death on May 13, 2022

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa approves largest legislative reform in country’s history

It covers a wide range of subjects including personal security, higher education and data protection, among others

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New personal status law to be applicable to non-Muslims in Abu Dhabi

A new bilingual court will also be set up in the emirate to deal specifically with these matters, with all procedures conducted in Arabic and English

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UAE announces new federal government cabinet

The government will follow a new strategic approach outlined by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

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UAE President issues federal law to establish independent National Human Rights Institution

The Abu Dhabi entity will include representation from advisory bodies, academics and civil society institutions

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UAE’s ADNOC appoints new managing director, restructures to form executive board of directors

Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber has been appointed as managing director of ADNOC, in addition to his current position as CEO

Foreign nationals permitted 100% business ownership in the UAE

The rule will be applicable from December 1, 2020, with businesses no longer requiring an Emirati sponsor


Sweeping changes to UAE laws on inheritance, alcohol consumption, cohabitation and honour crimes

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan approved the federal law decrees which have now come into effect

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UAE announces three days of state mourning for Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah

Flags within the UAE will be flown at half-mast at all official departments, embassies, and at the UAE’s diplomatic missions outside the country too

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UAE begins nuclear energy production at Barakah plant

The UAE is the first Arab country, and the 33rd nation globally, to produce nuclear energy

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UAE establishes new office to recognise and support country’s frontline workers

The Frontline Heroes Office will grant rewards, present certificates of appreciation, and nominate some to receive honorary medals too

Saudi royals gather after death of Prince Bandar bin Khalid

The royal family member passed away on Monday, March 12

Saudi Prince Bandar bin Khalid dies

His funeral prayers will be performed at the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Tuesday

Saudi prince Bandar bin Fahd dies

His funeral prayers will be held in Riyadh on Thursday