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3-day weekend in UAE for Islamic New Year

3-day weekend in UAE for Islamic New Year

Dubai - The first day of the Islamic New Year will be announced after moon sighting in the country.



By Web Report

Published: Thu 6 Sep 2018, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Sat 8 Sep 2018, 10:28 AM

The Hijri New Year holiday will be observed on Thursday, September 13, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced on Wednesday.
The private sector, too, will observe a holiday on the same day, the ministry said in a tweet.

The decision was taken as per the guidance of the council of ministers. The announcement was made with a circular on the basis of the provisions of the executive regulations of Federal Law No. 11 of 2008 on human resources in the federal government and its amendments.
Earlier on Monday, the UAE Cabinet had declared September 13 as a holiday for ministries and federal entities to mark the new Hijri year.  Work will resume on Sunday, September 16.
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.


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