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Dubai: The government of Umm Al Quwain has announced that all government departments will observe a two-day holiday this New Year.
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The Ruler’s Court of Umm Al Quwain issued circular No.5 of 2019 on Sunday, regarding the New Year’s holiday for government departments in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain. The circular stated that work will be suspended in all government departments in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain on Wednesday January 1 and Thursday January 2, 2020.
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On Sunday, the Dubai Government Human Resources Department announced that January 1, 2020, on New Year's Day will be an official holiday for federal and local government agencies. It is also an official holiday for the private sector.
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Dubai is all set to welcome more than 1.6 million spectators with spectacular fireworks planned in 25 different locations, including Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower. Dubai Police will use artificial intelligence cameras to cover Burj Khalifa and the main area of celebrations.
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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has modified the timing of its services on New Year Eve and New Year 2020 holiday. The Red Line of Dubai Metro will be in operation from 5am on Tuesday, December 31 to 12 midnight Wednesday, January 1. The Green Line will start at 5.30am on Tuesday until 12 midnight of Wednesday. Dubai Tram will be in service from 6am to 1am of Thursday, January 2.
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