The federal government has announced a one-day holiday for the private and public sector while the Umm Al Quwain government on Sunday announced a two-day holiday for the New Year, as opposed to the one day holiday announced by the federal government earlier this year.
According to a circular issued by the UAQ government, January 1 and 2, 2020 will be holidays for the government sector, and combined with the weekend the emirate will enjoy a four-day break. Work will resume on January 5, 2020.
Earlier, it was announced that fireworks to ring in New Year 2020 at Dubai’s Burj Khalifa will begin at 11.57pm, and should last for five minutes.
The RTA and Dubai Police also announced a detailed plan for the New Year celebrations in Downtown Dubai, including closure of the Burj Khalifa station for a few hours.
Fireworks will also be held in Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah. Among the special features of the NYE 2020 fireworks display in RAK are the use of pyro-drones, which will create a spectacular display – starting with the countdown to the New Year and going on to recreating the key monuments in the emirate through laser displays and pyrotechnics.
The pyro-drones will also be used for a majestic grand finale that marks the bid for a Guinness World Record. Another novelty factor is the Japanese aerial shell fireworks display, which is being brought to the region for the very first time.