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February 17 declared holiday for Prophet’s birthday

Authorities declared February 17 as a holiday on the occasion of Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) birthday

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 15:04 January 31, 2011

Dubai: The one-day holiday on the occasion of Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) birthday for ministries and federal bodies will be on February 17, Thursday, according to a circular issued by the Federal Authority for Human Resources (FAHR).

Humaid Mohammad Obaid Al Qutami, Minister of Education and Chairman of the FAHR, issued the circular regarding the birthday holiday for employees in the ministries and federal bodies.

It states that the holiday, which actually falls on, February 15, Tuesday, or Rabee’ 12 of 1432 in the Islamic Calendar year, will be carried over to February 17, Rabee’ 14, since the holiday falls between two working days.

The circular issued by the FAHR says this decision is in accordance with Section No. 5, Article No. 100 of law No. 13 of 2010 issued by the Cabinet regarding the regulations of the UAE’s Human Resources law, which allows carrying over of an official holiday to the beginning or end of the week if it falls between two working days.

Al Qutami, also congratulated President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on the occasion, as well as the members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates, the UAE people and the Arab and Islamic World.

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