“The decision stems from our belief in enhancing flexibility, competitiveness and ease of business for private sector companies and safeguarding all parties’ rights,” the Ministry said.
The list of public holidays for 2023 includes Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha, Hijri New Year, and Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.
The minister said, “More than 9,000 companies adhered to the Emiratisation standards during 2022, and a thousand companies tried to meet the Emiratisation rate.”
The programme indicated that the number of private companies joining during March reached 237, as the number of companies at the end of February was 8,241 companies.
The holiday will follow a weekend giving private sector employees a long three-day weekend.
The Ministry announced support packages aimed at enhancing job stability of citizens working in various economic sectors, especially those most affected by economic repercussions and challenges imposed by the precautionary measures of the Coronavirus.
Federal entities and ministries’ holidays will take place from Tuesday, December 1st to December 3rd, a circular issued by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has asserted that employees of the private sector are entitled to transfer forward 60 days of their annual leave to the next year or when it is possible for that.
The Committee said the decision is part of the gradual reopening of economic activities in the emirate and efforts to restore normalcy, while ensuring precautionary measures are strictly enforced.