Islamic New Year Holiday for Public, Private Sectors In The UAE 2019

Dubai: Public and private sector employees in the UAE will get a holiday for the Hijri New Year (Islamic New Year), the 1st of Muharram 1441, the Federal Authority for Human Resources (FAHR) and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) announced.

Muharram 1, 1441 falls on Saturday (August 31) or Sunday (September 1), leading many to anticipate a holiday on Sunday — which will likely give a long weekend to UAE residents.

The first day of the Hijri New Year will be officially determined following a moon sighting later this month.

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