Hijri New Year holiday announced in UAE

Another long weekend in the UAE

  
A visitor takes photos of Sheikh Zayed Mosque with their smart phone in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 25, 2018.

A visitor takes photos of Sheikh Zayed Mosque with their smart phone in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 25, 2018.

Reuters/ Hamad I Mohammed

The UAE on Thursday announced a holiday for Muharram 1, Hijri 1441, the beginning of the Islamic New Year.

According to a statement issued by Federal Authority For Government Human Resources on social media today, Muharram 1, 1441 will be a holiday for workers in the UAE.

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