It makes perfect sense if you are on a six day week and the Friday is your only day off.That is so absurd, isnt' national day supossed to be on Dec. 2nd? Why is the private sector being given the 30th Nov off? Makes no sense!
It shouldn't really matter who it suits, if the public holiday is there for a reason then it should relate to that specific date.It makes perfect sense if you are on a six day week and the Friday is your only day off.
The recent announcement/reannouncement with the Islamic New Year day shows how difficult it is to move a public holiday so that it suits private sector workers who are on a six day week and those on a five day week. The only logical day to take off to satisfy both, would of course be a Thursday.
Many middle eastern countries do so as well,BedouGirl said:Oh for goodness' sakes, this is ridiculous. How can you change your National Day holiday? It falls when it falls. There's going to be a lot of very unhappy people...again!
The problem is that there are those who work a five-day week and those who work a six-day week. For the former, Saturday is already a day off. I understand tagging it onto a weekend, but there should be a parity, not to mention that, of course, it does not affect the public sector. And, of course, all the special events that have been planned for the day itself will be a nonsense now. Plus getting around is a bit of a nightmare on certain roads when everyone comes out in their cars and you are on a normal work day. An, what to do...?Many middle eastern countries do so as well, In Jordan for example they shift Labor Day and i recall independence day too being shifted, if it lands on a Sunday or Middle of the week and UAE too seems to take this trend b I'm not sure what's behind doing so, there must be a reason.
Izzy bro.....this is really so pethatic!@ dizzyizzy exactly bro and i m also victim of this / .... i hate this.. bro i wana to go change my job coz of this issue.... this is ridiculus man... pethatic
particualrly as the the mooon has nothing to do with National Day, we at least know when it is! (supposed to be...)@ Pam, hahahahaha!
I was informed this morning, this is the website we should all be referring to WAM | Emirates News Agency
Having said that, that's not to say it won't be announced and changed like it was last time! I wouldn't mind, but I actually have specific plans for that day (which I never normally do because things change with the wind here) so, whereas, normally, it's kind of neither here nor there, this time I am taking it very personally hehehe
Christmas, Easter, Diwali, Equinox, Krishna Janmashtami etc all to be centralised to a new day, the 32nd April, created for convenience.NEWSFLASH:
New Year's Day for private sector will be moved to Saturday, December 28th, 2013 to combine it with the previous Friday.
i think they are moving the day off from Monday. no 'extra' holiday, just no certainty as to when any holidays actually are until 4 minutes befor ethe day in question...I am confused. Why are people unhappy about this? Monday is suppose to be the holiday right? So you get extra days off, or am I misunderstanding?