Abu Duabi/Dubai: Employees of Federal Ministries and related entities will have a holiday on Thursday, January 1, 2015, as offices will be closed for the day to mark the New Year.

The announcement was made in a circular issued today by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, FAHR, to Ministries and Federal Entities affected by the decision.

In a separate announcement, the Ministry of Labour also declared January 1 as an official paid holiday for all private sector employees in the UAE.

source: khaleejtimes