Work will resume for public and private sector workers on September 1
Public and private sector employees, who work weekends, will have a day off to celebrate the Islamic New Year.
Late on Friday, the Federal Authority for Human Resources and Emiratisation announced that Saturday, August 31, would be the start of the Islamic New Year and so any employees who work Saturday would have the day off.
”In light of the announcement of the relevant authorities in the government that Saturday is the first day of Muharram 1441 H, the Hijri new year’s holiday will, therefore, be observed on Saturday,” said FAHR in a statement.
Work will resume as normal on
Sunday, September 1, the circular said.
Schools will also open as usual on Sunday with the start of the new academic year for many pupils.
On Friday, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, wished all Muslims a happy new year filled with tolerance and brotherhood.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, also tweeted his thoughts as the new Hijri year 1441 was ushered in.
He sent his congratulations and also asked God for peace and security for the country, the region and the world.