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Holidays for public and private sectors in UAE announced

Hijri New Year holiday moved to December 1 to coincide with UAE National Day holiday

Abu Dhabi: UAE Ministries and public Institutions will close on Thursday, December 1, 2011, and resume work on Sunday, December 4, according to a circular issued on Thursday by Humaid Al Qutami, Minister of Education and Board Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources.

The private sector in the UAE will also get a fully paid holiday on Thursday, December 1, 2001 for the New Hijri Year and a fully paid holiday on Saturday, December 3, 2011 for National Day.

According to the circular, the Islamic New Hijri Year 1433 holiday has been moved to Thursday, December 1, as it coincides with the UAE National Day holiday from December 2 to 3, 2011.

Al Qutami congratulated 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, Members of Supreme Council, Their Highnesses Rulers of Emirates, UAE People, Arab and Muslim countries, on the advent of the new Hijri Year and UAE National Day anniversary.