Public holiday announced for Islamic New Year in UAE
There will be a dry day during the long weekend
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced the first of Muharram 1441 as the official holiday for the Islamic New Year.
While the official date is dependent on the sighting of the moon, reports suggest that the holiday could fall on September 1, which means emirates in the UAE will have a long weekend.
According to the Ministry, this will be a paid holiday for all government entities, establishments and private companies in the UAE.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announces the 1st of Muharram 1441, an official holiday on the occasion of #Hijri_New_Year. This will be a paid holiday for all government entities, establishments, and private companies in the #UAE. pic.twitter.com/fCwKK2l3VJ— MOHRE_UAE (@MOHRE_UAE) August 19, 2019
Dubai will witness a dry day from 6.30 pm on 31 August 2019 until 7.30 pm on 1 September 2019, sister title TimeOut Dubai reported.