Source:Emirates News Agency (WAM)
Posted: Monday, June 4, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The UAE's Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, Humaid Mohamed Obaid Al Qattami, has announced that Sunday, June 17, 2012, had been declared a non-working public sector holiday for workers in the ministries and federal agencies on account of the upcoming Al Isra Wal Miraj (the Ascension of Prophet Mohammed).
Contrary to what happened last year (2011-06-14), there was no need to move the Al Isra Wal Miraj (the Ascension of Prophet Mohammed) non-working public holiday as Sunday, June 17, 2012, adjoins a weekend.
Before 2006, weekend days in the UAE were Thursdays and Fridays, but this was changed to Fridays and Saturdays by Cabinet decree No.21/2006 (2006-05-31).
In the next days, we expect a ministerial circular by the UAE's Minister of Labour, Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, announcing the official public holiday to mark Al Isra Wal Miraj for all workers in private sector enterprises and institutions.
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