The Hijri New Year holiday in UAE will be observed on Thursday, September 21, the Federal Authority For Government Human Resources announced on Tuesday.
The decision was taken as per the guidance of the council of ministers.
Earlier this week, the UAE government announced that Muharram 1, 1439, will be observed as a holiday for both public and private sectors.
The one-day official holiday on Thursday given to private-sector workers will enable them to observe the Hijri new Islamic year with their families, said Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
As per the directives of the UAE Cabinet, normal duty for the public sector will resume on Sunday, said the authority.
Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, extended his sincerest greetings and blessings to the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses Members of the Supreme Council, and the Rulers of the Emirates.
Published on 19 September 2017