Moon sighted, September 21 is the first day of Hijri New Year in UAE

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Moon sighted, September 21 is the first day of Hijri New Year in UAE

UAE residents will have a three-day-long weekend with the government announcing a paid holiday on Thursday.

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Published: Wed 20 Sep 2017, 9:00 PM

Last updated: Thu 21 Sep 2017, 12:45 AM

September 21, 2017 (Muharram 1, 1439)  is the first day of Hijri New Year in UAE according to Dr. Ahmed Al Haddad, the Grand Mufti of Dubai.
UAE residents will have a three-day-long weekend with the government announcing a paid holiday on Thursday (September 21) for both the public and private sectors on account of the Islamic New Year, Al Hijri 1439.
Employees of federal ministries and departments will resume duties on Sunday (September 24). The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced that employees of private establishments will have a paid holiday to mark the occasion.
The schools in Dubai will remain closed on Thursday on this account, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority of Dubai (KHDA) said. "We asked the moon, and the moon said yes. (That means there's no school on Thursday). Happy Hijri everyone," the KHDA tweeted.
All paid parking zones, except multi-level parking lots, would be free to use across Dubai on Thursday, giving residents two days of free parking. Parking fees would be reactivated on Saturday (September 23, 2017), the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced.
On Thursday, the metro's Red Line stations will operate from 5:30am to 1:00am (of the following day), and the Green Line stations will operate from 5:50am to 1:00am.
The Dubai tram will be in service from 6:30am to 1:00am.
More details about the public transport timings can be checked here
A circular issued by Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, extended greetings to all citizens and residents.
 



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