As we all expected there’s another long weekend just around the corner!
Sunday December 11 will be a paid holiday for both public and private sector workers in the United Arab Emirates, to mark the occasion of the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday (PBUH).
This is likely to be the last public holiday we get in the UAE this year, aside from Christmas Day for many of us.
It’s also worth noting that holding or taking part in parties or other entertainment activities is frowned upon from 5pm on Saturday to 6pm on Sunday as a sign of respect to Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).
If you're wondering what public holidays 2017 has in store for you, here is a list:
January 1 – New Year’s Day
April 24 – Al Isra'a Wal Mi’raj – Ascension Day (subject to moon-sighting)
June 25 – Eid Al Fitr (subject to moon-sighting)
August 31 – Arafat Day (subject to moon-sighting)
September 1 – Eid Al Adha (subject to moon-sighting)
September 21 – Al Hijri – Islamic New Year (subject to moon-sighting)
November 30 – Commemoration Day
November 30 – Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) Birthday (subject to moon-sighting)
December 2 – UAE National Day