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UAE announces paid leave for private sector on August 23

The Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation (MoHRE) on Thursday announced that August 23 will be a paid leave for all employees in the private sector on the occasion of Hijri New Year 1442.

On its Twitter account, MoHRE said, “On the occasion of Hijri New Year 1442, #MOHRE announces that Sunday, 23rd of August, will be a paid leave for all employees working in private sector establishments and facilities across the UAE.”


The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has earlier announced that Sunday will be a public holiday for the federal government marking the Islamic New Year.

The announcement was made in a circular released on Thursday, based on a relevant Council of Ministers Resolution on Public Holidays.

The circular added that regular work will resume on Monday, 24th of August.

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