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Holiday only for private sector in the UAE

Federal government bodies and ministries will not get a holiday on the occasion of the Prophet Mohammad's (PBUH) birthday as it falls on a Saturday (February 4), stated a circular issued by the Federal Authority of Human Resources

  • WAM
  • Published: 00:00 January 31, 2012
  • Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Federal government bodies and ministries will not get a holiday on the occasion of the Prophet Mohammad's (PBUH) birthday as it falls on a Saturday (February 4), stated a circular issued by the Federal Authority of Human Resources.

The circular, issued by Humaid Mohammad Obaid Al Qutami, Minister of Education and Chairman of FAHR, stated that it is in line with the Cabinet's resolution No 13 of 2010, which stipulates that a public holiday will not be moved or compensated for if it falls on a weekend.

Meanwhile, the private sector will have a day off on Saturday to mark the Prophet's birthday, according to a circular issued by Saqr Gobash Saeed Gobash, Minister of Labour.

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