New Year's Day holiday for UAE

Samreen Hayat
The 971 Report
Fireworks illuminate Burj Khalifa at midnight in Dubai on January 1, 2013
Fireworks illuminate Burj Khalifa while thousands of people gather to celebrate the New Year at midnight in Dubai on January 1, 2013

New Year's Day has been declared a holiday for UAE residents.

Both public and private sector employees will be off on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 to mark the start of the new year, according to official news agency WAM.

Meanwhile, Emirates 24/7 has published a list of all public holidays for next year. According to the website, government sector employees will likely enjoy 13 public holidays in 2014, while private sector employees will have 10 days off.

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Here's a look at the list:

Occasion

Date

Day

Duration (No. of Days)

New Year’s Day

Jan 1

Wednesday

1

Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday* (PBUH)

Jan 13

Monday

1

Israa & Miaraj Night*

May 26

Monday

1

Beginning of Ramadan*

Jun 28

Saturday

0

Eid Al Fitr*

Jul 28

Mon/Tue/Wed

3

Arafat (Haj) Day*

Oct 3

Friday

1

Eid Al Adha*

Oct 4

Sat/Sun/Mon

3

Hijri New Year’s Day*

Oct 25

Saturday

1

UAE National Day

Dec 2

Tue/Wed

2

Have you got your 2014 holidays planned? Tell us in the comments

 

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