UAE Islamic New Year holiday confirmed for 23 August 2020
UAE Federal Authority for Government Human Resources confirmed the holiday for the public sector/federal government workers
The UAE Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has confirmed that the country’s public sector and federal government workers will have holiday on Sunday 23 August to mark the start of Islamic New Year.
The announcement was made via the government’s social media channel revealing that Muharram 1, which will mark the beginning of the Hijri New Year, will begin on 23 August subject to the sighting of the moon.
UAE workers will return to work the following day on Monday 24 August.
Although the private sector holidays are yet to be unveiled, in 2019 it was decided that holiday days for public and private sector employees would be the same going forward, meaning employees in both sectors will enjoy a three-day weekend next week.
FAHR: It has been decided that the Hijri New Year holiday for the year 1442 in the Federal Government of the United Arab Emirates will be on Sunday, 23rd of August 2020, and regular working hours will resume on Monday, 24th of August 2020. pic.twitter.com/6ISWMyEj26— FAHR (@FAHR_UAE) August 13, 2020