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 is set for another holiday to mark Islamic New Year
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The UAE is set for another holiday to mark Islamic New Year

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.

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