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Gulf Today Report
The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) issued a circular announcing Aug.12 (Thursday) as a public holiday for the federal government to mark the Hijri New Year (1443), based on the Cabinet Resolution on public holidays in the UAE.
The FAHR circular said regular work will resume on Sunday (Aug.15, 2021).
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has also declared Aug.12 an official paid holiday for all private sector employees in the UAE to celebrate the Islamic New Year (Hijri Year 1443).
The Federal Authority for Government Human REsources extended its congratulations on the occasion to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates; wishing them happiness, health and prosperity.
It also congratulated the people of the UAE and Arab and Islamic countries on the important occasion.
'The Hijri New Year’s holiday will be observed on Saturday 31 August 2019. Regular working hours will resume on Sunday, Sept.1, 2019”
The holiday will follow a weekend giving private sector employees a long three-day weekend.
Major General Abdullah Al Ghaithi, Director of the General Department of Organization Protective Security and Emergency at the Dubai Police has revealed that 3,000 policemen will secure the New Year’s celebrations in Dubai that will take place in 25 sites with fireworks and light shows.
To mark the end of 2019 and usher in the New Year on a high note, the new season of Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), opened with strong competitions at Al Ruwwayyah desert area.
Local media reported that the military plane was training for the Sunsuper Riverfire event. The event took place in the Queensland capital on Saturday.
The Abu Dhabi Court of Appeal ruled that the amount of compensation awarded to a female patient be increased from Dhs300,000 to Dhs500,000 in view of the damages she sustained due to a medical error made in a surgical operation she underwent to treat constipation.
The upcoming mega event, Expo 2020 Dubai, will be hosting many world’s best innovations including a sneak peak of the “world’s largest Holy Quran” made with around 200 kilogrammes of gold and 2,000 kilogrammes of aluminium.