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UAE declares holiday for Hijri New Year 2020

UAE declares holiday for Hijri New Year 2020

Sunday, August 23, will be observed as the holiday for the new year

Hijri New Year 2020

The UAE’s Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) has announced that Sunday, August 23, will be a holiday for all federal government employees in the country as a result of the Hijri New Year.

The announcement was made via a circular issued on Thursday by FAHR, based on a relevant Council of Ministers Resolution on Public Holidays.

There has been no official announcement yet regarding Hijri New Year holidays for the private sector.

However, according to a decree issued by the UAE cabinet last year, all public and private sector employees have the same number of public holidays.

Hence, the private sector too is expected to receive a three-day weekend and will need to resume work on Monday, August 24.

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