The next UAE public holiday is one week away: Hijri New Year

Before the end of the month, the UAE will observe its next public holiday.Ibrahim Al-Jarwan, a member of the International Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences, announced earlier this month that the Islamic New Year would fall on July 30 this year.

The Islamic New Year is based on the lunar system, not the solar system like the Gregorian New Year. Islamic calendar begins with Muharram.According to the official UAE public holidays calendar, residents will receive a day off for the Hijri New Year on July 30.

Since July 30 falls on a Saturday, many people will already be off on that day. It will, however, be good news for many others who work on Saturdays.In honor of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday, the next public holiday is October 8. The extra day off will only be available to a few residents on October 8 since it is also a Saturday.

There’s no need to worry, though! There is still one more official long weekend left in the UAE. On November 30 and December 2, Commemoration Day and UAE National Day will be observed. Thursday, December 1 through Sunday, December 4 are the official public holidays for these dates.

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