UAE announces Hijri New Year holiday; long weekend ahead

Thursday, August 12 announced as new Islamic year holiday for federal government

  
Time lapse view of Jumeira Mosque at dusk, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Time lapse view of Jumeira Mosque at dusk, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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ABU DHABI - Thursday, 12th August, 2021, will be a public holiday for the federal government to mark the Hijri new year (1443), according to a circular issued by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR), based on the Cabinet Resolution on public holidays in the UAE.

The FAHR circular said regular work will resume on Sunday, 15th August, 2021.

The FAHR extended its congratulations on the occasion to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates; wishing them happiness, health and prosperity.

It also congratulated the people of the UAE and Arab and Islamic countries on the important occasion.

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