No Eid Holiday?

Old Oct 8th 2007, 4:32 am
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Does anybody know if the private sector will be getting any days off next week? My boss says that Eid will comprise Friday-Saturday only (a weekend) whereas I understand that the public sector gets 3-4 days off depending on whether Eid starts on Friday or Saturday. In Saudi we used to get a real holiday unlike here where such things are a pipe dream it seems.
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Seems that public sector employees may have an extra day, but it is all so vague. See today's Gulf News

http://www.gulf-news.com/nation/Heri.../10158866.html


Using astronony it is possile to know the movement of the moon years ahead, so why can't this be used instead of some bloke squinting out of a window? Tradition is all well & good. but this is disruptive to both people and businesses.
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Seems that public sector employees may have an extra day, but it is all so vague. See today's Gulf News

http://www.gulf-news.com/nation/Heri.../10158866.html


Using astronony it is possile to know the movement of the moon years ahead, so why can't this be used instead of some bloke squinting out of a window? Tradition is all well & good. but this is disruptive to both people and businesses.
Thanks for the link but the real issue is why the private sector never gets the same holiday entitlement as the public sector...
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This is Dubai. No logic here.

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Thanks for the link but the real issue is why the private sector never gets the same holiday entitlement as the public sector...
I work in the "public" sector - we have Thursday of this week off, and Sunday & Monday of next week.

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this stuff used to drive me crazy when we first moved over here...
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UAE labour laws state that all employees are entitled to two days paid holiday in respect of Eid Al Fitr. The accepted interpretation however, is that that Friday and Saturday are appropriate days.
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UAE labour laws state that all employees are entitled to two days paid holiday in respect of Eid Al Fitr. The accepted interpretation however, is that that Friday and Saturday are appropriate days.
does that mean you get paid two days extra then?
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this stuff used to drive me crazy when we first moved over here...
still does...my son's nursery has just decided to close from this weds...how random is that...

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still does...my son's nursery has just decided to close from this weds...how random is that...

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They only told us last week what the dates were... Mind you, everyone is on Eid wind-down anyway. They may as well have given us the whole damn week off....
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They only told us last week what the dates were... Mind you, everyone is on Eid wind-down anyway. They may as well have given us the whole damn week off....
but the schools all finish on thurs, which makes sense...means my day is now completely buggered up, inconsiderate sods...!!

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but the schools all finish on thurs, which makes sense...means my day is now completely buggered up, inconsiderate sods...!!

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we get Sunday and Monday off
might pop into work at some point though just to check my emails!
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we get Sunday and Monday off
might pop into work at some point though just to check my emails!
Who is we? Your workmates or everybody?
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