UAE Hijri Holiday Will Fall On Sunday 23 August

A little bit of good news – the next official holiday in the UAE has just been confirmed!

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) has announced that Sunday 23rd August will be the first day of Muḥarram for Islamic year 1442.

Hijri New Year’s holiday

Sunday 23rd August will be the Hijri New Year’s holiday for federal government. It will then be back to work on Monday 24th August.

Muharram 1 has already been declared as a holiday for public and private sectors in the UAE.

What exactly is Hijri New Year?

Hijri comes from the Arabic word Hijrah, which means migration.

The occasion marks 1,442 years since the migration of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) as well as his companions from Makkah to Madinah.

Check out our DubaiLAD page here for updates on the private sector holidays nearer the time!