UAE private sector holiday confirmed for June 6

The UAE has announced that private sector workers will get a paid holiday on Thursday June 6.

According to a circular issued by Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labour, the day off will allow all workers to observe the anniversary of Isra Wal Miraj, the ascension of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

The announcement comes in pursuant to the provisions of article 74 of the Federal Law No. 8 of 1980, concerning the regulation of labour relations and its amendments, news agency WAM reported.

The Isra and Miraj are the two parts of a Night Journey that, according to Islamic tradition, the Islamic prophet Muhammad took during a single night around the year 621.

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