National Day Holiday for Private Sector

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nationaldayholidayFIRMS WITH 6-DAY WEEK GET HOLIDAY ON SATURDAY; THOSE WITH 5 WORKING DAYS WILL HAVE SUNDAY HOLIDAY

ABU DHABI, Nov 25 — Saqr bin Ghobash, Minister of Labor, issued a circular on private sector holidays on the occasion of 42nd UAE National Day anniversary.

Private sector companies that have just Friday as weekly off will get a paid holiday on November 30 [Saturday].

All private sector companies that have a two-day weekend, will get a paid holiday on December 1 [Sunday].

An official source in the Ministry of Labor said it is the first time the private sector is getting a paid holiday combined to the weekend. This is the first step towards ensuring both the public and private sector companies get similar holidays, the source added.

On the occasion of the National Day, the Minister of Labor has congratulated The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai as well as Supreme Council members of Rulers of the other emirates.

The minister also congratulated the people of the UAE and prayed for further progress and prosperity.–Wam

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