UAE declares Aug 12 public holiday for Islamic New Year


The United Arab Emirates says the holiday for the Islamic New Year (Hijri 1443) will be on Thursday, August 12.

This was contained in a tweet by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources on Wednesday, via its verified Twitter handle @FAHR_UAE.

“With the Hijri new year holiday being shifted to Thursday, residents can enjoy another longer weekend this month,” Gulf News stated.

See the tweet:


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