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Islamic New Year holiday announced

Public and private sectors to get day off during Islamic New Year, UAE government says

  • WAM
  • Published: 15:35 November 5, 2012

Dubai: The Federal Authority for Human Resources has announced that Thursday, November 15, will be a holiday for all ministerial and federal bodies on the occasion of the Islamic New Year.

Work will resume on Sunday, November 18, according to a circular issued Humaid Mohammad Al Quttami, Minister of Education and Chairman of FAHR.

The private sector will also get a holiday on the same day, according to a circular issued by Minister of Labour Saqr Gobash.

Gobash and Al Quttami took this opportunity to extend his congratulations on this occasion to President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, and to the people of the UAE, Arab and Islamic countries.


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