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UAE Hijri New Year 1438 Public Holiday

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)
Posted: Monday, September 26, 2016
Updated: Friday, August 30, 2019


The Chairman of the UAE's Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAGHR) and Minister of Health and Prevention, Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser al Owais, has announced that the upcoming Hijri New Year 1438 would be on Sunday, October 2, 2016, 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 not need to be moved to adjoin the following weekend, as was done last year.

In the past the UAE has often adjusted the date of the annual Islamic New Year public holiday to adjoin a weekend (2015-10-11, 2013-10-29, 2011-11-24, 2010-11-28 and 2008-12-23), but not when they fall on the UAE weekend (2014-10-20), 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 (2006-05-31) changed the weekend days in the UAE to Fridays and Saturdays instead, as of Friday September 1st, 2006.



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