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There's A Long Weekend on the Horizon

10 Apr 2017

Find out when you'll be getting an extra day off

2017 has been touted as the year of long weekends, and we couldn't be happier!

The UAE has declared a holiday on Sunday, April 23, to mark the Islamic occasion of Al Israa Wal Miraaj. Work will resume on Monday, April 24.

The holiday, for both public and private sectors, was announced on April 9 by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

A circular issued by the federal human resources 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, reports Gulf News.

The article allows official holidays to be moved to the beginning or end of the week if they fall between two working days. Accordingly, the Al Israa Wal Miraaj holiday was moved from Monday, April 24 to Sunday, April 23.

The holiday for the private sector was announced in a circular by Saqr bin Ghubash Saeed Ghubash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

What are your plans for the long weekend?