Rejoice..September 1 another, long weekend expected

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It will be a holiday for both public and private sectors.

Sunday, September 1, is likely to be Muharram 1, the first day of the Hijri New Year.

The ongoing month of Zul Hijjah is the last month of the Islamic new year, and Muharram 1 will mark the beginning of the 1441 Hijri New Year.

According to Ibrahim Al Jarwan, member of the Arab Union for Space and Astronomy Sciences (AUAS), Muharram 1 is likely to be on Sunday, September 1. The date will be confirmed after the sighting of the moon.

According to the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, Government of Dubai, a one-day holiday will be observed on Muharram 1.