Hijri New Year holiday for UAE’s private, public sector announced
The UAE will mark Islamic New Year next weekend and residents are anticipating a day off.
The country’s human resources authority said public and private sector workers will enjoy a public holiday on Muharram 1, Hijri 1441.
That date in the Islamic calendar falls on Saturday or Sunday, leading many to anticipate a holiday on Sunday, September 1.
Last year, the private and public sectors were given one day off, a Thursday.
Islamic New Year is the first day of the Islamic calendar, or lunar calendar, which marks the day on which the Prophet Mohammed migrated from Makkah to Madinah.