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UAE Hijri New Year 1435 Public Holidays

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)
Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013
Most recent follow-up news item: October 29, 2013

The UAE Cabinet has announced the dates for the upcoming annual Al Hijri New Year non-working public holidays for the private and public sectors of the UAE.

As per Resolution No 36 for the year 2013, issued by Humaid Al Qatami, the UAE's Minister of Education and the Chairman of the Federal Government Human Resources, Sunday, November 3, 2013, has been declared as an official non-working public holiday for employees in the government sector of the UAE.

Although the usual (2012-11-05) corresponding statement has not yet been issued for the private sector by Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, the UAE's Minister of Labour, the November 3, 2013, non-working public holiday as announced in Cabinet, applies to both the private and public sectors.

Note that the date of Sunday, November 3, 2013, for the upcoming annual Al Hijri New Year non-working public holiday in the UAE is a day earlier than expected, but in the past the UAE has often adjusted the date of the annual Islamic New Year public holiday to adjoin a weekend (2011-11-24, 2010-11-28 and 2008-12-23).

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