Sharjah Authority announces New Year holiday 2024

With the formal declaration of a paid vacation for the New Year on January 1, 2024, the administration of Sharjah has extended the welcome break for government employees.

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The emirate-wide implementation of a paid holiday on this particular day was mandated by the Department of Human Resources in Sharjah. This notification was issued by all government facilities, agencies, and departments.

Extended New Year Holiday in Sharjah

The Department of Human Resources in Sharjah made the announcement, stating that all government departments, agencies, and institutions in the emirate will observe a paid holiday on January 1, 2024. Following this holiday, official working hours are set to resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, providing government employees with an extended weekend.

Countrywide New Year Holidays

Earlier in the week, both the federal government and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization declared January 1 as a holiday for workers across the public and private sectors in the country. This announcement ensures a three-day weekend for the majority of individuals in the UAE.

Dubai's Government Sector Holiday

The Dubai administration has also confirmed that the government sector in Dubai will have a paid holiday on Monday, January 1, 2024, aligning with the nationwide declaration.

Key Public Holidays in Sharjah

  1. New Year's Day (January 1) is a global holiday marking the beginning of the new year.

  2. Eid Al Fitr (Varies): A Muslim holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan with prayers, feasting, and gift-giving.

  3. Arafah Day and Eid Al Adha (various): commemorate Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail, celebrated with prayers, animal slaughtering, and feasting.

  4. Hijri New Year (Varies): Marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar, celebrated with prayers and festivities.

  5. Prophet Mohammed's Birthday (Varies): A Muslim holiday celebrating the birthday of Prophet Mohammed with prayers, processions, and festivities.

  6. National Day (December 2): UAE's national day commemorating the unification of the seven emirates in 1971, celebrated with parades, fireworks, and festivities.

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