UAE private sector to mark new year with one-day public holiday


The private sector will observe Thursday, 15 November 2012, as an official paid holiday to mark the new Hijri year 1434, according to a circular issued by Minister of Labour Saqr Gobash.

The one-day break is given to the private sector workers in virtue of article (74) of the federal labour law (8)/1980 on work relations and its amendments.

The minister seized the glorious occasion to send best wishes and congratulations to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan ,Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates.

He also congratulated the government and people of the UAE, expatriate residents and Arab and Muslim countries.


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