By Ghulam Haider
The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (Mohre) has announced that the private sector will observe holidays from December 1 to December 3, 2022 in connection with the nation’s Commemoration Day and National Day holidays. For the ones having a Sunday off would be enjoying a four-day weekend, and will resume work on Monday, December 5.
In a statement, the Ministry said that there will be three-day official paid holidays in line with the implementation of the UAE Cabinet resolution on public holidays for the public and private sectors for 2021 and 2022.
In order to ensure parity, the UAE Cabinet has granted equal leaves to the public and private sectors so that the employees of both the sectors get equal number of official holidays.
The UAE officially marks the annual Commemoration Day on November 30 to celebrate the country’s martyrs and recognise their giving and sacrifices. The day coincides with the date of the martyrdom of Salem Suhail bin Khamis, who died on November 30, 1971, while performing his national duty. However, the holiday for Commemoration Day is clubbed together with the National Day break.
An “epic” official show is being put together by the organising committee of the 51st National Day, and everyone who calls the UAE home can be part of the festivities from December 3 to 11 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec).
The show will also be broadcast live on December 2 on the UAE National Day official website and on all local TV channels. “The celebrations will allow more people to attend the show. People can also watch the broadcast live on December 2 on our official website and on all local television channels,” said Mariam Almeraikhi from the communication team of the Organising Committee of the 51st National Day celebrations.