Each Worker in UAE(Private/Public) entitled for Specific Holidays according to Article 74 of UAE labour laws for Private employees. The holidays in UAE are in accordance with Islamic Events and Festivals. The Holidays of New year Gregorian and National Day of UAE are two only official holidays that are not included in Islam.
All Holidays are Paid, employer must have to give leave on that days with full payment. In case employer has work which is so important than according to Article 81 of UAE labour laws workers shall be granted substitute leave in respect of such days, plus 50 per cent of his wage. If he is not granted substitute leave, his employer shall pay him 150 per cent of his basic wage in respect of the days worked.
According to Article 74 Each worker shall be entitled to leave with full pay on the following occasions:
1. New Year’s Day (Higra): one day.
2. New Year’s Day (Gregorian): one day.
3. Lesser Bairam(EID UL FITR): two days.
4. Greater Bairam*EID UL ADHA) and Eve: three days.
5. Birthday of Prophet Mohammed: one day.
6. Al Isra and Al Mi’raj: one day;
7. National Day: one day.
|Date||Day||No. of Days||Holiday|
|1 January 2018||Monday||1||New Year’s Day|
|13 April 2018||Friday||1||The Prophet’s Ascension/ Isra’a Wal Mi’raj|
|14 June – 16 June 2018||Monday||2||Eid Al Fitr|
|20 August 2018||Monday||1||Arafat Day|
|21 August 2018||Tuesday||3||Eid Al Adha|
|11 September 2018||Tuesday||1||Islamic New Year|
|30 November||Thursday||1 only for gov workers||Martyr’s Day UAE|
|20 November||Tuesday||1||The Prophet’s Birthday|
|2 December||Saturday||1||UAE National Day|