The UAE has officially confirmed that the Islamic New Year 2023 will result in a three-day weekend in July.
The date when both the public and private sectors will have a day off is on...

The UAE has confirmed the date for Islamic New Year 2023, which will be on Friday, July 21. This year, due to the Islamic New Year beginning on Wednesday, July 19, Friday will be an official paid holiday for both private and public sector employees in the country.


For those who typically work from Monday to Friday, the Islamic New Year will grant them a day off, resulting in a three-day weekend from Friday, July 21, to Sunday, July 23. The Islamic New Year, also known as the Hijri new year, marks the beginning of Islam as a community and falls on the first day of the month of Muharram.


Following the Islamic New Year, there is a possibility that the Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) birthday will be commemorated with a public holiday on Wednesday, September 27.


The remaining UAE public holidays will occur in December. Commemoration Day will be observed on Friday, December 1, followed by National Day on both Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3. As these holidays fall on a weekend this year, it may result in a shorter public holiday period than usual.





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