paid official holiday

The UAE government has announced a 13-day paid official holiday for employees in the Emirates.

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13 days paid official holiday in the UAE

The Emirates Digital Government website announced the list of official state holidays, approved by the UAE government for the year 2023, and includes the public and private sectors, which included 6 religious and national events or occasions, with a total of 13 paid official leave days.

Public holidays in the Emirates

In 2019, the Council of Ministers adopted a decision specifying official holidays in the government sector, and granting the private sector similar official holidays, with the aim of enhancing communication and balance between them, and supporting the national economy in its various sectors.

List of public holidays in the UAE 2023

The list of New Year's holidays included:
New Year's Day (one day on January 1).
Eid Al-Fitr (4 days) from the 29th of Ramadan to the 3rd of Shawwal 1444 AH.
Arafa and Eid al-Adha pause (4 days) from 9-12 Dhu al-Hijjah 1444 AH.
Hijri New Year (one day) on Muharram 1, 1445 AH.
The Prophet's birthday (one day) on Rabi` al-Awwal 12, 1445.
National Day (two days) December 2-3.

The association of holidays in the Emirates with a vision

The Emirates Digital Government website noted that Islamic events depend on sighting the crescent, and their Gregorian dates may differ according to sighting.

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