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Private sector employees in the UAE will get an official paid holiday on Thursday, November 15, to celebrate the new Hijri year 1434, according to a circular issued by the country's Minister of Labour, Saqr Gobash, reports official news agency WAM.
"The one-day break is given to the private sector workers in virtue of article (74) of the federal labour law (8)/1980 on work relations and its amendments," said the report.
The UAE's Federal Authority for Human Resources has also announced that all the ministerial and federal bodies will get a holiday on November 15 on the occasion of the Islamic New Year.
Work will resume on Sunday, November 18.