Recently, a 3 days break has been announced by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources. The official holiday is on Thursday May 5th and all the public and private sector employees will resume the work on Sunday May 8th, 2016. This holiday is to mark the 'Israa and Miraj'.
The holiday was shifted from Wednesday to Thursday since it was falling close to the weekend. The circular of this official holiday is supposed to be followed by both public and private sectors.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses the Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates were congratulated on this occasion.