The United Arab Emirates announced a holiday on August 12 for public sector employees to mark the Hijri New Year.
“Hijri New Year Holiday – carried over – for the year 1443 in the Federal Government will be on Thursday, August 12,” the Federal Authority For Government Human Resources said on Twitter.
The holiday, which falls on a Thursday, will allow public sector employees to enjoy a three-day weekend.
Officials have yet to announced whether private sector employees will also have a day off on August 12.
The Islamic New Year marks the beginning of a new lunar Hijri year and is the day on which the year count is incremented.