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Public Holidays in Dubai

New Hijri Year holiday

Both private and public sector employees are expected to have a day off on November 15 on the occasion of New Hijri Year.

Similarly, employees in the UAE can usher in the New Year with a holiday on January 1, 2013.

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources are yet to issue the official holiday schedules for government sector and federal ministries, while the Ministry of Labour will issue holiday schedules for the private sector.

National Day weekend

Meanwhile, on the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the UAE National Day on December 2, 2012, the government sector employees in the Emirates are likely to get a four-day holiday.

The holidays will begin on Friday and run until Monday, with public sector staff returning to work on Tuesday.

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