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UAE confirms January 1 as public holiday for New Year

UAE confirms January 1 as public holiday for New Year

However, with January 1 falling on a Friday, workers in the country will not get an additional day off

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The UAE has confirmed that January 1, 2021 will be a public holiday in the country.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation on Tuesday announced that all public and private sector employees will get a day off to mark the New Year.

However, with January 1 falling on a Friday, most workers will not get an additional day off.

The UAE recently released a full list of public holidays for public and private sectors in 2021.

Holidays for 2021:

January 1: New Year’s Day

Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3: Eid Al Fitr [Likely to fall from May 11-15]

Zul Hijjah 9: Arafat Day [Likely to fall on July 19]

Zul Hijjah 10-12: Eid Al Adha [Likely to fall from July 20-22]

August 12: Islamic New Year

October 21: Prophet Mohammed’s birthday

December 1: Commemoration Day

December 2-3: National Day

Read: UAE announces list of public holidays for 2021 and 2022

 

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