UAE government workers get four-day weekend for New Year

A shorter break is expected for private sector workers

UAE government workers at federal ministries and related entities will receive a four-day weekend to mark New Year 2018.

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources confirmed the news in a circular issued on Tuesday, according to state news agency WAM.

The affected workers will have Sunday, December 31, and Monday, January 1, off for the holiday, meaning a four-day weekend including the previous Friday and Saturday.

Work will resume on Tuesday, January 2

No dates have been announced for private sector workers but January 1 is generally considered a national holiday.

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