Sunday holiday for public sector; Paid off for UAE private sector

Ministries and Federal Departments will remain closed on Sunday, 11th of Rabi Al Awwal, 1435 Hijri, corresponding to January 12, 2014, to mark the birth anniversary of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).

The public holiday was announced according to a circular issued today by Humaid bin Mohammed Obaid Al Qattami, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Board of the Federal Authority for Human Resources (FAHR). The decision has been made based on Clause 5 of Article 100 of Cabinet Resolution No. 13/2012.

Al Qattami extended greetings to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, people of the UAE and Muslim countries all over the world on the auspicious occasion.

Private sector holiday
 
The private sector is to get a one day paid holiday to mark the birth anniversary of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), according to an official announcement from the Ministry of Labour.
 
Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Labour, has issued a circular which advises that all workers in the private sector who have Friday only as their weekend, will receive Saturday, January 11, 2014, as an official paid holiday.
 
Similarly, all workers in the private sector whose weekend falls on Friday and Saturday, will receive Sunday, January 12, as their official paid holiday.
 
Ghobash extended greetings to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, people of the UAE and Muslim countries all over the world on the auspicious occasion.
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