Long Weekend Ahead: UAE announces 3-day break for private, public sectors

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has declared Thursday May 5, an official holiday for the public and private sectors to mark the 'Israa and Miraj' holiday.

Work will resume on Sunday May 8.

A circular issued by the authority stated that the decision is in implementation of the provisions of Paragraph 5 of Article 100 of the Cabinet Resolution No.13 of 2012 and regulations of the Decree of Federal Law No.11 of 2008 on human resources in the federal government and its amendments, which defines the public holidays of ministries and federal authorities in the country.

The article allows shifting of official holidays to the beginning or end of the week if they fall between two working days. Accordingly, the 'Israa and Miraj' holiday was moved from May 4 to Thursday, May 5.

For the private sector, the official holiday to mark Israa and Miraj will be on May 5 for all workers in private sector enterprises, institutions and companies in the country, according to a ministerial circular issued today.

On the occasion, the authority congratulated tge 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,His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses the Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates.

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Source: emirates247.com