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UAE declares long weekend in celebration of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday

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Nov. 06, 18 | 6:44 am

The UAE government announced November 18, Sunday, as a holiday for employees in all ministries and federal offices on the occasion of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.

With the announcement, workers in the mentioned offices will get a long weekend from November 16, Friday, to November 18, Sunday. Work resumes on November 19, Monday.


Earlier, the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department of the Government of Dubai announced that the holiday date is November 20, Tuesday. However, the UAE Cabinet eventually decided to move this to November 18.

Workers in the private sector are advised to wait for the official announcement from the UAE government.


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Residents and workers in the UAE could expect one holiday and another long weekend for the month of November.
According to the list of holidays released by the UAE government earlier this year, the next holiday will be on November 19, Monday, in celebration of Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday. Since the holiday will fall on a Monday, workers still need to go to the office on Sunday thus, no long weekend. This, however, still depends on moon sightings so a long weekend is still possible.

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