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Private sector Islamic New Year holiday is Saturday, November 2
Ministry of Labour announces November 2 as a holiday for private sector
Not at all fair decision, let the holiday be on the day as per the Islamic calendar. Urgent attention of the officials, appreciated.
Tom, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
For employees from those companies which work for 5 days a week, the work load of the 6th day is distributed over the other 5 days. i.e 9 hours per day rather than 8 hours per day. By this rule we 've lost a holiday, and is not getting any benefit out of it. It's like a normal weekend and we need to work 48 hrs for this week as well..
Shah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The information should be given clearly ahead of time so there would be no confusion like this.
Karren Jake, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The announcement is good for private sector employees working on Saturday but many private companies has Saturday as non working day like the government organizations. So the mentioned announcement has dishearten this category ( already having holiday on Saturday). The authorities should have thought about these workers because it is also their right to celebrate new Islamic Year (unfortunately announced on non-designated day)
Muhammad Waseem Aslam, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This reminds me my Ex employer, before Eid he reward us bonus money, and after Eid he redeem the reward money by deducting it from our salaries.
Tosif, Dubai Media city, United Arab Emirates
The holiday should be declared on the day which it falls on! Muharam is same to both public and private .I don't understand why this happens every year!!
AT, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
When the first announcement was made, many companies including mine announced a holiday on Sunday. Most employees already planned for the longer weekend. Suddenly the second announcement came by the Labor Ministry and our joy was ruined as most companies cancelled the holiday. Instead of arranging seminars and other efforts to attract nationals to private sectors, if the holidays on such occasions are unified, the national staff will automatically get attracted to private sector.
Mansoor Riaz, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Just ruined Diwali
Jasana, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The inconsistencies on announcing the date of the holiday was really disturbing. Declaration of holidays for Public and Private employees has always been biased and unjust. I have to agree with all comments of these people. We are all human being and we deserve fair treatment.
JL, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The holiday shouldn't be change in anyway as only Private sector sacrifice for this... wish it should be fair to anyone working here.
kean, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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