Ministries and Federal departments, as well as private sector establishments and corporations, will be closed on January 3 to mark the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

A circular announcing the public sector holiday was issued by Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, while the circular for the private sector was issued by Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Labour.

Greetings were extended to The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, the people of the UAE, and Arab and Muslim countries all over the world, on the occasion.

source: khaleejtimes