Public sector workers get long weekend for Islamic New Year

The next public holiday is only around the corner

Public sector workers get long weekend for Islamic New Year

It’s not long since Eid Al Adha, when many of us had a nice, long weekend in honour of the important public holiday.

But the next calendar milestone is already on the horizon.

The UAE Cabinet has announced next Thursday, September 13, as a holiday for the public sector to celebrate the Islamic New Year, also known as the Hijri New Year.

It means workers will have a long weekend, with work resuming on Sunday, September 16.

The important occasion is traditionally a time for Muslims to reflect on their faith.

In previous years, bars and clubs have been asked to "go dry" and refrain from having live entertainment. 

But there is no indication yet if this will happen again this year.

Details of the holiday for private sector workers are yet to be announced.

Keep an eye on and we’ll bring you the latest news when it’s announced.

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