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.
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.
الأحد 23 أغسطس 2020… عطلة #رأس_السنة_الهجرية للجهات الاتحادية https://t.co/3gEFlhxTnq #الشارقة24 pic.twitter.com/0AimMt4zYB— الشارقة24 (@sharjah24) August 13, 2020
الأحد 23 أغسطس 2020… عطلة #رأس_السنة_الهجرية للجهات الاتحادية https://t.co/3gEFlhxTnq #الشارقة24 pic.twitter.com/0AimMt4zYB
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!