UAE National Day holiday confirmed

Residents in the UAE will enjoy a long weekend to celebrate National Day on December 2, authorities have confirmed.

The private sector will be closed on Sunday, December 2, giving workers a three day weekend, according to a circular issued by the Ministry of Labour.

Public sector employees will have two days off on December 2 and 3, giving them a four day weekend.

The UAE marks its 41st National Day this year.