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Four-day weekend to enjoy UAE’s Golden Jubilee celebratio­ns


Federal government workers will enjoy a four-day weekend to mark Commemorat­ion Day and the UAE’s 50th National Day celebratio­ns.

They will be granted leave from Wednesday next week, with a return to work on Sunday, December 5.

It will mean a four-day break for many workers across the country as the Emirates honours its Golden Jubilee.

The announceme­nt was made by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources yesterday. Private sector workers will also be given the same days off.

The UAE will come together over the holiday weekend to mark 50 years of remarkable progress.

Huge celebratio­ns will be held in all seven emirates to reflect on the birth of the nation and look ahead to its future.

The UAE’s official 50th National Day celebratio­ns will take place in Hatta next Thursday.

A spectacula­r theatrical show will be broadcast live at 5.30pm from a striking natural location near the town in the Hajar Mountains.

People will be able to watch it on the country’s National Day website and all local TV channels.

An event recognisin­g the UAE’s rich history will run from December 4 to 12.

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