Saqr Ghobash, UAE Minister of Labour, has issued a circular regarding the private sector holiday marking the Martyrs’ Day and celebrating the 44th UAE National Day which falls on a Wednesday.
The minister stated that the holidays shall be on December 2 and 3 for all employees working in private sector companies in the UAE.
The announcement came following the orders of the Presdient His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to mark the November 30 of each year as the Martyr’s Day in honour and recognition of the sacrifices and tender made by UAE martyrs to restore peace in Yemen., and pursuant to the provisions of Article 74 of the Federal Law No.8 of 1980, concerning regulation of labour relations and its amendments.
This makes for a four-day holiday break for the private sector, including the weekend.
Holidays begin from Tuesday, December 1 for ministries and federal authorities
The National Day and Martyrs' Day holidays for employees of ministries and federal government departments will begin on Tuesday December 1, with work resuming on Sunday December 6, according to a circular issued by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources.
On the occasions, the authority extended its greetings to 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; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and the Rulers of the Emirates, and the people of the UAE.
All ministries and federal authorities will be closed for Martyrs' Day on December 1, 2015.
The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan had ordered November 30 to be observed as Martyr’s Day. The holiday for this day will be on December 1.
Dubai schools to be closed for five days to mark UAE Martyrs' Day and National Day.
A tweet from the official handle of Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) read, "To honour UAE National Day and Martyrs’ Day, schools will be closed from Tuesday December 1 to Thursday December 3."