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CONFIRMED: 5 day holiday for Martyrs' Day and National Day

The UAE Federal Authority for Government Human Resources have officially confirmed that all ministries and federal institutions will be closed from December 1st to December 5th on the occasion of National Day and Martyrs’ Day.

Martyr's day is on November 30th, to honour the fallen soldiers who gave their lives for the UAE. 

The UAE Official Public Holidays 2015 list have confirmed that November 30th is Martyrs’ Day, but due to it falling around the same time as the UAE’s National day a 5 day holiday has been confirmed.

Public sectors will have the day off from Tuesday December 1st and will return to work on Sunday December 6th.  

Holiday for the private sector has not yet been announced.