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Public and private sector to be closed from December 1-3

The Ministries and public institutions will close on Thursday, December 01, 2011, and resume on Sunday, December 4, according to the circular issued on Friday by Humaid Al Qattami, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources.
According to the circular, the Islamic New Hijri Year 1433 holiday has been moved to Thursday, December 1, as it coincides with the National Day holiday from December 2  to December 3, 2011.
Al Qattami congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; Members of Supreme Council, Their Highnesses Rulers of emirates, UAE people, Arab and Muslim countries, on advent of the new Hijri Year and UAE National Day anniversary.
Holidays for private sector
Next Thursday,  December 1, 2011 will be a paid holiday for all workers of the UAE's private sector to mark the Islamic New Hijri Year 1433, the Ministry of Labour said in a statement.
The New Hijri year holiday was moved by the Ministry to next Thursday - December 1.
Next Saturday December 3, 2011 was also announced by the Ministry as a paid holiday for all workers of the UAE's private sector in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the UAE's National Day, according to the Ministry's statement.
The Ministry extended greetings and best wishes to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His HIghness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; Members of Supreme Council, Their Highnesses the Rulers of the emirates, the UAE People and Arab and Muslim countries, on advent of the new Hijri Year and the occasion of the UAE national day.
Bank holiday
Banks will close their branches on Thursday, December 1, 2011, to mark the 40th anniversary of the UAE National Day as well as the New Islamic Hijri year, the Central Bank of the UAE announced in a notice.
"Banks are required to ensure that their ATMs are properly stocked with cash at all times," the Central Bank's notice said