ABU DHABI // New Year’s Day will be a holiday for all federal ministries and departments, the state news agency Wam announced on Tuesday.

Official work will resume on Monday, January 2.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation said January 1, 2017 would be an official, paid holiday for all private-sector employees in the UAE.

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources minister, Saqr Ghobash, made the announcement and conveyed his greetings and blessings to President Sheikh Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and the Supreme Council Members and the Rulers of the emirates, as well as to all citizens and residents…see more

source: the national