Officially.. a new paid holiday for the private and government sectors

Officially, the United Arab Emirates has announced the granting of a new paid holiday to the private and government sectors on the occasion of the Islamic New Year.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced that next Saturday, July 30, will be an official paid holiday for all workers in private sector establishments, institutions and companies in the country on the occasion of the Hijri New Year for the year 1444.

This comes in implementation of the Cabinet decision regarding official holidays approved for the government and private sectors for the years 2021 and 2022.

The Islamic New Year is the day Muslims wait for the first day of the month of Muharram, which is the start of the Islamic calendar. The Islamic New Year is an official holiday in a number of Islamic countries.