A picture shows decorations around Dubai's Burj Khalifa. Photographer: GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP
DUBAI: The UAE Cabinet has approved public holidays for the public sector for the years 2019-2020, and granted the private sector equal official holidays, a total of 14 official public holidays. The decision aims at enhancing the balance between the two sectors and supporting the national economy in its various fields.
The decision will contribute to streamlining work in both the public and private sectors, and enhance the attractiveness of the private sector for Emiratis.
The decision will also make it easier for citizens and residents to plan their vacations in advance and to strengthen social ties between all segments of the society.
Public holidays for the public and private sectors 2019:
Public holidays for the public and private sectors 2020:
The bulk of the applications came from investors and entrepreneurs
The organisers will donate a percentage of all revenue from registrations and sponsorship toward the programme.
The 11th Edition of the Award will recognise and honour the best projects, programmes and initiatives that contribute towards the empowerment of societies through the values of Tolerance and Knowledge Management in the world of sports
While the Middle East is currently experiencing daunting challenges, the upcoming UAE-China Summit will carry weight and global and political value.
Promoting our national heritage and preserving and documenting our history and traditions for future generations is of utmost importance to preserving our national identity, said Sheikha Maryam Bint Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, during the inaugural Cultural Councils Initiative meeting.
Sharjah’s global efforts to encourage literary movements and the richness of Emirati and Arab cultures will be under the spotlight at Latin America’s largest book fair next year.