UAE announces list of public holidays for 2021 and 2022
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UAE announces list of public holidays for 2021 and 2022

UAE announces list of public holidays for 2021 and 2022

Public and private sector workers in the country will have the same number of national holidays

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The UAE cabinet has announced the list of public holidays for both the public and private sector for the years 2021 and 2022.

The official holiday calendar was approved by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai on Saturday.

The decision falls within the framework of organising the workflow in the two sectors and ensuring the continuity of various sectors, a statement said.

According to a decree issued by the UAE cabinet last year, all public and private sector employees will have the same number of public holidays.

Holidays for 2021:

January 1: New Year’s Day

Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3: Eid Al Fitr [Likely to fall from May 11-15]

Zul Hijjah 9: Arafat Day [Likely to fall on July 19]

Zul Hijjah 10-12: Eid Al Adha [Likely to fall from July 20-22]

August 12: Islamic New Year

October 21: Prophet Mohammed’s birthday

December 1: Commemoration Day

December 2-3: National Day

Holidays for 2022:

January 1: New Year’s Day

Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3: Eid Al Fitr [Likely to fall from April 30- May 4]

Zul Hijjah 9: Arafat Day [Likely to fall on July 8]

Zul Hijjah 10-12: Eid Al Adha [Likely to fall from July 9-11]

July 30: Islamic New Year

October 8: Prophet Mohammed’s birthday

December 1: Commemoration Day

December 2-3: National Day

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