We could have 3 more long weekends in Dubai in 2017
In case you want to plan any holidays...
Yesterday The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced a holiday for both the public and private sectors to mark Islamic New Year. The first day of Muharram to mark the Hijri year 1439 will either be September 21 or September 22, which means that depending on the moon sighting, we will either get Thursday or Friday off work.
And that’s not the only national holiday left in 2017. Martyr’s Day (Commemoration Day) is recognised on November 30 each year. Experts predict that this will be the same day as Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday, which is celebrated on the 12th day of Rabi Al Awwal – this date could change depending on the moon sighting. As November 30 is a Thursday, it is likely that it will be a day off, giving most workers in the UAE a long weekend.
The third long weekend is UAE National Day, which is celebrated on December 2nd (Saturday), however, it’s possible that December 3 (Sunday) will also be given as a national holiday.
Friday, September 22* – Al Hijri (Islamic New Year)
Thursday, November 30 – Martyrs’ Day
Thursday, November 30* – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday (PBUH)
Saturday December 2 – UAE National Day
*Date could change depending on moon sighting