UAE Authority announces 3-day weekend for New Year holiday

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced on social media platform X that Monday, January 1, 2024, will be a public holiday for all private sector employees in the UAE.

Extended Weekend for Employees

This declaration ensures that employees in the private sector can enjoy an extended weekend to celebrate the commencement of the new year.

Official Announcement on Social Media

In a tweet, the authority conveyed, "The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announces that Monday, January 1, 2024, will be a New Year’s Day paid holiday for all private sector employees in the UAE." This decision aligns with the ministry's commitment to promoting work-life balance and acknowledging the importance of celebrating significant occasions with time off.

A notification regarding the New Year's holiday for federal government employees was published on Instagram earlier that day. January 1, Monday, was formally designated a holiday for federal government employees by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources.

Anticipated public holidays in 2024

Dubai inhabitants can expect a minimum of thirteen public holidays in 2024, as stipulated in the country's holiday calendar. A roster of official holidays was released by the Cabinet the month prior, and extended weekends were a possibility for four of the seven upcoming occasions. Residents would have ample time to unwind, participate in celebrations, and spend precious time with loved ones during the longest vacation, which could last for up to six days.

This proactive approach by both the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation and the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources reflects the government's commitment to promoting a healthy work-life balance and ensuring that employees have the opportunity to enjoy significant moments with their loved ones.

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