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There’s going to be a dry night in the UAE next week

Better mark your calendars
Team shortlist21 Nov 2017 AT 01:01 PM
There’s going to be a dry night in the UAE next week
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In celebration of Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) birthday, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has announced that Thursday, November 30 will be a dry night.

The dry period will run from 5pm on Thursday, November 30, and will last until 6pm on Friday, December 1.

For all those who are new to Dubai or have not yet heard the news, it looks like we're getting a long weekend at the end of the month.

According to the Official Portal of the UAE Government, Thursday, November 30, will be a public holiday in commemoration of Martyrs’ Day.

It also believed that Thursday, November 30*, will mark Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday as it is scheduled to fall on the 12th day of Rabi al-Awwal.

And, as the UAE National Day falls on Saturday, December 2, many believe that Sunday, December 3 will be named a public holiday as the annual celebrations traditionally take place over two days.

**We'll obviously keep you posted on the last one but should it happen, we'll have four days off. If not, a three day weekend is better than the standard two.**

Thursday, November 30 – Martyrs’ Day
Thursday, November 30* – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday (PBUH)
Saturday December 2 – UAE National Day
*Date subject to change based on moon sighting.

There you have it, better mark your calendars and make a few plans.

We've done a bit of searching, you know to help you out with your plans, and here are three activities that we think you should check out.

Dubai Rugby Sevens
The beloved sporting event returns to Dubai for yet another year of fast paced action. Aside from world-class rugby, the entertainment and festivities are also worth a mention. There’ll be games (suited for those of all ages), great food (burgers, pizzas, pies and biltong for the South African folk will be some of the food on offer) and live entertainment in the form of bands and DJs.
When: November 30-December 2
Where: The Sevens Stadium
Price: From AED300 
Contact: website

National Day Parade
The city’s annual parade will see a convoy of cars and vehicles decked in UAE colours complete a round of Downtown. Bring a camera.
When: Saturday, December 2
Where: Downtown Dubai

Take That
Three-fifths (Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Gary Barlow) of Take That will be belting a string of the band’s mega tunes which include “Relight My Fire” and “Back for Good”. Perfect for those looking for a trip down memory lane. Bring a sweater and power bank for your phone.
When: Thursday, November 30
Where: Media City Amphitheatre
Price: From AED299
Contact: website

**The four day weekend has already been confirmed for the nation's public sector, however, we are still waiting for the dates for the nation's private sector. 

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Looks like there's going to be a long weekend in the UAE next month

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