The UAE Cabinet approves national holidays for the year 2019-2020, and grants the private sector the same number of holidays as the public sector.

The decree aims at achieving a balance between the two sectors and supporting the national economy, the ministry said in a tweet.

The decision aims at enhancing the balance between the two sectors and supporting the national economy in its various fields.

UAE government unified public and private sector holidays. Image Credit: Gulf News

The move will contribute to streamlining work in both the public and private sectors, and enhance the attractiveness of the private sector for Emiratis.

It will also make it easier for citizens and residents to plan their vacations in advance and to strengthen social ties between all segments of the society.

Public holidays for the public and private sectors 2019:

Eid Al Fitr: (29 Ramadan-3 Shawwal)

Arafah Day: (9 Dhu al Hijjah)

Eid Al Adha: (10-12 Dhu al Hijjah)

Hijri New Year: (1 Muharram 1441)

Commemoration Day: (1 December)

National Day: ( 2-3 December)

Public holidays for the public and private sectors 2020:

New Year: (1 January 2020)

Eid Al Fitr: (29 Ramadan-3 Shawwal)

Arafah Day: (9 Dhu al Hijjah)

Eid Al Adha: (10-12 Dhu al Hijjah)

Hijri New Year: (23 August)

Commemoration Day: (1 December)

National Day: ( 2-3 December)