Dubai Government Announces Paid Leave for New Year 2024

Dubai’s government in the Emirates has officially declared a new year period with paid leave for residents in the labor sector. The announcement came from the Dubai authorities, confirming that the official duration of the new year break for individuals in the workforce will commence from January 1, 2024. Work is set to resume on January 2, 2024, marking the end of this special leave.

In a move that aims to benefit employees engaged in shifts or providing services to the general public, as well as organizations, departments, and establishments involved in essential services, the regional government has exempted them from work during this period. Each entity will determine its operational hours, aligning them with each department’s operational requirements and necessities.

The decision reflects the government’s commitment to ensuring the welfare of its citizens by considering the operational needs of various organizations, public services, and private sector entities. The regional government has outlined that every institution should make decisions based on their respective departments’ operational requirements and necessities.

On a broader scale, the federal government and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization have also announced a break for individuals in public and private sectors across the country, aligning with the region’s commitment to employee well-being. This means that most citizens in the country will enjoy an extended break of three days during the New Year period.


The announcement of paid leave during the new year period in Dubai is a welcome move that reflects the government’s consideration for the well-being of its residents. By providing paid leave for various sectors, including those engaged in shifts and essential services, Dubai aims to ensure its citizens enjoy the festivities and take a well-deserved break. This decision fosters a positive work-life balance and demonstrates the government’s commitment to the welfare of its workforce.


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