Humaid Al Qatami, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources today issued a circular stating that January 1, 2013 - New Year's Day - will be a holiday in the UAE.
Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labour, has also issued a decision that designates Tuesday, January 1 2013 as a paid holiday for the private sector in the UAE. Work will resume on Wednesday, January 2.
All ministries and departments of the Federal State government will remain closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 and resume work the next day, Wednesday, January 2, 2013.
On this occasion Al Qatami offered his deepest congratulations and blessings to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and to their brethren, members of the Supreme Council of Rulers, asking God Almighty to grant them good health and wellness.
Al Qatami also congratulated citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates on this happy occasion.