This year again, the national day holiday is not unified across the public and private sectors.
National Day this year falls on a Saturday, which has officially become the weekend for all public sector employees just a couple of months ago.
The public sector is therefore getting Sunday off. Some (very few) private sector companies have decided to give their employees Sunday off as well. Most private sector companies are functioning normally on Sunday.
Why is there still this discrepancy. Why can't holidays be unified. Why can't the government agree that if a holiday falls on a weekend, we get an extra weekday off to compensate (i.e. if a holiday falls on a Saturday, we get the Sunday off too!).
Anyway, happy National Day to all...the United Arab Emirates are celebrating their 35th birthday by the way!