The UAE announced New Year holiday for the private sector on Thursday. According to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the private sector will get a leave on January 1, 2018 (Monday).
Work will resume on January 2, 2018.
The UAE government had earlier announced New Year holidays for the public sector. Employees the government sector will get a leave on December 31, 2017 (Sunday) and January 1, 2018 (Monday). As the year begins with a long weekend, work will resume on January 2, 2018.
If you are planning your holidays in 2018, here’s a list of UAE’s expected public holidays in 2018.