Public holiday announced for UAE private, public sectors


UAE private and public sectors are heading for 3-day weekend due to the occasion of  Hijri New Year on November 3rd.

The UAE Cabinet has announced the Al Hijri New Year holiday for the private and public sectors will be on Sunday November 3, according to the official national news agency WAM. Work will resume on Monday November 4.

The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

The Hijri New Year, also known as Islamic New Year is the day that marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar year, and is the day on which the year count is incremented.

The first day of the year is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar.