Saqr bin Ghobash, Minister of Labour, issued a circular on private sector holidays on the occasion of 42nd UAE National Day anniversary.

Private sector companies that have just Friday as weekly off will get a paid holiday on November 30 [Saturday].

All private sector companies that have a two-day weekend, will get a paid holiday on December 1 [Sunday].

An official source in the Ministry of Labour said it is the first time the private sector is getting a paid holiday combined to the weekend.

On the occasion of the National Day, the Minister of Labour has congratulated The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai as well as Supreme Council members of Rulers of the other emirates.

The minister also congratulated the people of the UAE and prayed for further progress and prosperity.

source: emirates247