UAE Hijri New Year 1441 Public Holiday Date Announced
Source:Emirates News Agency (WAM)
Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2019
The UAE's human resources authority has announced that both public and private sector employees of the UAE would get a non-working public holiday on Saturday, August 31, 2019, corresponding to the date of Muharram 1, Hijri 1441, for the upcoming annual Islamic New Year public holiday in the UAE.
Earlier this month (2019-08-19), the UAE's human resources authority had announced that both public and private sector employees of the UAE would get a non-working public holiday on Muharram 1, Hijri 1441, leaving the precise date covered by this announcement to be announced.
In the past, the UAE has often adjusted the date of the annual Islamic New Year public holiday to adjoin a weekend (2018-09-03, 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 (2017-09-19, 2016-09-26 and 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.”, as is the case in 2019.
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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