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. Public-Private Holidays in Dubai 2020.
All Holidays are Paid, an employer must have to give leave on those days with full payment. In case of the employer has work which is so important than according to Article 81 of UAE labor laws workers shall be granted substitute leave in respect of such days, plus 50 percent of his wage. If he is not granted substitute leave, his employer shall pay him 150 percent 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 (Higri): 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.
UAE Official Public Holidays 2020
|1 January 2020||New Year’s Day|
|29 Ramadan to 3 Shawwal(23 May to 25 May)||Eid al Fitr|
|9 Dhu al Hijjah (29 July)||Arafah Day|
|10-12 Dhu al Hijjah||Eid Al Adha|
|23 August 2020||Hijri New Year|
|1 December 2020||Commemoration Day|
|2-3 December 2020||National Day|