Sunday 9th April 2017
The official holiday marking Israa and Miraj will be on Saturday, April 22nd, for all workers in private sector enterprises, institutions and companies in the country where Friday is the only weekly day off, while Sunday April 23rd will be the official holiday marking the Islamic occasion for those who have Fridays and Saturdays as their weekly days off, according to a ministerial circular.
A circular has been issued by Saqr bin Ghubash Saeed Ghubash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation to this effect, stating that the decision is in implementation of the provisions of Article 74 of Federal Law No. 08 of 1980 on regulating labour relations and its amendments, whereby the private sector holiday has been moved to align with the private-public sector holiday.
The Minister extended his greetings to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses the Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates.
He also congratulated the people of the UAE and Arab and Islamic nations on the occasion.