Ajman government announces a 3-day paid holiday for New year 2024

Monday, January 1, 2024, has been formally designated as a paid holiday for the government sector in the emirate of Ajman by the Human Resources Department.

Ajman Government Grants Paid Holiday for New Year

In honor of the new year, the government has decided to provide its employees with a three-day weekend. Work as usual is scheduled to pick up again on January 2, 2024.

Private sector employees also enjoy a 3-day weekend.

In alignment with this announcement, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (Mohre) of the United Arab Emirates has declared a three-day weekend for employees in the private sector. This move aims to ensure that both public and private sector workers have the opportunity to enjoy an extended break in honor of the New Year.

Anticipating a Year of Public Holidays

There will be thirteen public holidays in the United Arab Emirates in 2024, according to a newly published list by the UAE Cabinet. Significantly, four of the seven recognized events might lead to longer weekends, with the longest break lasting six days. People are able to better combine their jobs and personal lives as a result of this proactive stance on public holidays.

Significant Public Holidays in Ajman

  1. New Year's Day (January 1): A global celebration marking the commencement of a new year.
  2. Eid Al Fitr (Varies): A Muslim holiday concluding the fasting month of Ramadan, celebrated with prayers, feasting, and gift-giving.
  3. Arafah Day and Eid Al Adha (Varies): A Muslim holiday commemorating Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail, observed with prayers, animal sacrifices, and feasting.
  4. Hijri New Year (Varies): The Islamic New Year, initiating the Islamic calendar with prayers and festivities.
  5. Prophet Mohammed's Birthday (Varies): A Muslim holiday celebrating the birthday of Prophet Mohammed, observed with prayers, processions, and festivities.
  6. National Day (December 2): UAE's national day, commemorating the unification of the seven emirates in 1971, is celebrated with parades, fireworks, and festivities.

By strategically planning public holidays, authorities aim to enhance the overall well-being of citizens, fostering a balance between work and personal life.

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