September 1 likely to be a holiday in UAE, long weekend expected

Hijri New Year, 1441, public sector holiday, private sector holiday, Muharram 1, UAE holiday

Dubai - It will be a holiday for both public and private sectors.

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Published: Wed 14 Aug 2019, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Thu 29 Aug 2019, 12:48 PM

Sunday, September 1, is likely to be Muharram 1, the first day of the Hijri New Year.
The ongoing month of Zul Hijjah is the last month of the Islamic new year, and Muharram 1 will mark the beginning of the 1441 Hijri New Year.
According to Ibrahim Al Jarwan, member of the Arab Union for Space and Astronomy Sciences (AUAS), Muharram 1 is likely to be on Sunday, September 1. The date will be confirmed after the sighting of the moon.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation in UAE has also announced the 1st of Muharram 1441 as an official holiday on the occasion of Hijri New Year. This will be a paid holiday for all government entities, establishments, and private companies in the UAE.

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