Holiday confirmed for public sector at Islamic New Year

Government workers in the UAE will get a holiday for the upcoming Islamic New Year.

That’s according to an announcement on Monday (19th August) by the Federal Authority For Government Human Resources.

It says Muharram 1, 1441, will be a holiday for federal government workers.

The Hijri or Islamic New Year is predicted to fall about 31st August. That’s dependent on a moon sighting and hasn’t yet been confirmed by the UAE government.

Earlier this year, the UAE’s cabinet announced that private and public sector holidays would be aligned. As soon as there’s an update for everyone else, we’ll let you know.

Planning a trip to Dubai? In respect of the religious day, the emirate’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing has asked licensed venues not to host live entertainment and music from 6.30pm Saturday, August 31st until 7.30pm on Sunday, September 1st.

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