UAE announces holiday for Islamic New Year

Filed on September 4, 2018 | Last updated on September 4, 2018 at 06.23 am
UAE announces holiday for Islamic New Year

It's going to be a long weekend.

The UAE Cabinet has declared Thursday (September 13), as a holiday for ministries and federal entities to mark the new Hijri year. Work will resume on Sunday, September 16.

Also read: Private sector holiday announced in Oman

The first day of the Islamic New Year -- Muharram 1, 1440 -- will be announced after moon sighting in the country.

The Cabinet took the occasion to extend warm congratulations to the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, wishing them good health and well-being.

The Cabinet also congratulated His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, the UAE people and the Arab and Islamic nations on the occasion. - Wam

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