Will Thursday be a public holiday in the UAE?

It all depends on the new moon
ByMashal AbbasiTuesday , 19 September 2017
Will Thursday be a public holiday in the UAE?

The UAE has declared a holiday in celebration of the Islamic New Year.

It has been announced by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation that both public and private sectors will be given a holiday for the Hijri year 1439 on the first day of Muharram (the name of the first month in the Islamic calendar), to mark the occasion of the Islamic New Year, reports Gulf News.

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Now, the question is, when will the first day of Muharram fall?

Depending on the sighting of the new moon, it could be on either Thursday, September 21 or Friday, September 22.

We're keeping our fingers crossed for Thursday! Aren't you?

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