At the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi.


UAE announces private and public sector holiday for Islamic New Year


DUBAI – Public and private sector workers in the UAE will have an Islamic New Year holiday on Thursday (August 12), authorities announced on Wednesday (August 4).

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation and the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources confirmed the public holiday for both sectors.

The Al Hijri or Islamic New Year marks 1,442 years since the migration of Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and his companions from Makkah to Madinah. ICA/Expat Media

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