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UAE Hijri New Year 1437 Public Holiday
(Posted on Sunday, October 11, 2015)

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)

The Chairman of the UAE's Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAGHR), Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, has announced that the upcoming Hijri New Year 1437 would be on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, and that, as per current legislation, the upcoming annual Al Hijri New Year non-working public holiday for the public sector of the UAE would be moved to adjoin the following weekend.

As per the aforementioned announcement, and a similar one for the private sector by Saqr Ghobash, UAE's Minister of Labour, Thursday, October 15, 2015, will be the Hijri New Year 1437 public holiday for the UAE's private and public sector workers, as current government rules state that "“any public holiday can be moved to the beginning or to the end of a week if it falls between two working days”".

In the past the UAE has often adjusted the date of the annual Islamic New Year public holiday to adjoin a weekend (29-Oct-2013, 24-Nov-2011, 28-Nov-2010 and 23-Dec-2008), but not when they fall on the UAE weekend (20-Oct-2014), as per paragraph 6 of Article 100 of the bylaws “A public holiday shall not be subject to postponement or compensation should it occur at the same time as another public holiday or on a weekend.”.

The Cabinet decree No.21/2006 (31-May-2006) changed the weekend days in the UAE to Fridays and Saturdays instead, as of Friday September 1st, 2006.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
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• UAE (United Arab Emirates) 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
• UAE (United Arab Emirates) 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
• UAE (United Arab Emirates) 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
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