The UAE has announced a double public holiday for this year’s National Day celebrations – and it’s going to be a very long weekend.
The public and private sectors will be given Sunday December 2 and Monday December 3 off as holidays, the UAE Cabinet announced on Friday night.
The 47th UAE National Day will fall on the Sunday, marking the date the UAE was originally formed back in 1971.
There are always loads of celebrations across the country, including fireworks, traditional dances and other events.
Dubai’s houses, public buildings and cars will be decorated with the national flag and images of the country's leaders.
November 30, which is Commemoration Day (formerly known as Martyrs Day) is usually a public holiday as well, but no announcements have yet been made about that day by the UAE Cabinet.
Stay tuned to timeoutdubai.com for more information.