6 more Public Holidays still to come for Dubai residents
This is some exciting news indeed! Apparently, the private sector might still have eight public holidays pending during the second half of the year.
According to a report in Emirates 24/7, the pending holidays include two holidays for Eid Al Fitr (most likely to fall on the July 17-18 weekend, depending on the moon sightings), three days for Eid Al Adha (September 22-24), one for Hijri New Year (October 15), UAE National Day (December 2) and the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), expected to fall on December 24.
The report also said that based on the Sharjah Planetarium forecast, Ramadan could end on Thursday, July 16, and the first day of Shawwal could be Friday, July 17, in which case both the public and the private sector employees might lose two holidays.