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New Year holiday confirmed in UAE

Residents in the UAE will enjoy a day off on New Year's day, officials confirmed on Tuesday.

Ministries, federal bodies and private sector employees will have a holiday on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, on the occasion of New Year, state news agency WAM reported.

Work will resume on Wednesday, January 2,  according to a statement issued by Humaid Mohammad Al Quttami, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority of Human Resources.

How will you be bringing in the New Year? Will you stay in the UAE or travel for the holidays?

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