Day of the Prophet; UAE announces paid holiday for private sector

The holiday was announced by the country’s Ministry of Human Resource Development and Indigenization.

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First Published Sep 27, 2022, 7:51 PM IST

ABU DHABI: The private sector in the UAE will have a paid holiday on October 8 to mark Prophet’s Day. The holiday was announced by the country’s Ministry of Human Resource Development and Indigenization. Only private sector workers who currently work on Sundays will benefit from the 8th October holiday as many government sector and private sector organizations in the UAE have shifted their weekend holidays to Saturday and Sunday.

After the Prophet’s Day, the upcoming public holidays in the country this year are Remembrance Day and UAE National Day in December. These holidays will be available on December 1st, 2nd and 3rd. As the 4th of December falls on a Sunday, inclusive, four consecutive days will be taken off at that time.

Official holiday declared on October 9 in Oman; Applies to private sector as well
Muscat: Sunday, September 9, has been declared an official holiday in Oman to mark Prophet’s Day. According to a notification issued by Oman’s Ministry of Labor, employees of the country’s government institutions and legal departments, as well as the private sector, will have a holiday on that day. At the same time, considering the nature of the work in the private sector, the employers who are unable to give leave to the employees on that day are also requested to compensate the loss of leave of the employees in the notification issued by the Ministry of Labour.

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Last Updated Sep 27, 2022, 7:51 PM IST

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