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Three-day weekend: UAE announces paid New Year’s leave for private sector employees – News


Published: Thursday 21 Dec 2023, 12:41

Last update: Saturday Dec 23, 2023, 11:49

Monday, January 1, 2024, will be a holiday for all private sector employees, the Ministry of Human Resources announced on Thursday.

This means that private sector employees in the UAE will have a long weekend to celebrate the new year.

In a tweet, the authority said: “The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization announces that Monday, January 1, 2024 will be the paid New Year’s holiday for all private sector employees in the UAE.”

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Earlier today, the New Year’s holiday for federal government employees was announced in a notice posted on Instagram. The Federal Government Human Resources Authority declared Monday, January 1, as a holiday.

UAE residents can expect at least 13 public holidays in 2024, according to a list announced by the country’s Cabinet last month. Four of the seven official events could translate into extended weekends, with the longest being a six-day break.


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