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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 13 December 2018

Happy holidays: when is the UAE's next break?

Residents across the UAE are basking in the winter sunshine on another welcome UAE public holiday.

But whether people are spending Sunday marking the Prophet Mohammed's birthday at home with family, at a beach, a park or visiting an attraction, thoughts will already be turning to just when the next break from the office will be.

The good news is there really isn't very long to wait.

UAE residents have been given a four-day weekend in celebration of the country's National Day at the start of next month.

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UAE public holidays 2018 announced by Abu Dhabi Government

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The UAE cabinet announced residents will be given December 2 and 3 as a public holiday for government and private sectors.

Work will resume on Tuesday, December 4.

It will be the last public holiday of 2018.

After the National Day weekend, January 1, 2019 will be the next public holiday.