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UAE Rules Out Islamic New Year Day In Lieu Public Holiday

Source: Gulf News (Kuwait City)
Posted: Monday, December 14, 2009
Most recent follow-up news item: December 30, 2009

The UAE's Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Human Resources Authority, Humaid Mohammad Al Qutami, has announced that the Islamic New Year would begin on Friday, December 18, 2009, and that federal and government organizations would remain open on Thursday, December 17, 2009.

As per Cabinet Decision No. 17 of 2009, no holiday is given in lieu if a public holiday coincides with another holiday or falls in the weekend, which changed from Thursday/Friday to Friday/Saturday, in 2006 (2006-05-31).

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