UAE: Hijri holiday to fall on August 23

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

Accordingly, Sunday will be the Hijri New Year’s holiday for federal goverment, and work to resume on Monday 24.

The UAE has already declared Muharram 1 as a public holiday for public and private sectors.

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