UAE Declares Holiday Long Weekend for Workers

Long weekend in UAE to celebrate Prophet Muhammad's birthday.

There will be a long weekend in the UAE in honor of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. The holiday date is on November 18 – Sunday. When combined with the weekends (November 16 too 17), it will be a long holiday. Work is set to resume on November 19 – Monday.

Take note that this news announcement is currently set for public sector employees.

Below is the post on Twitter from the official account of the UAE Government (@UAEGov):

Here is the translation from the above post:

The Council of Ministers adopts the #state of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Ministries and Federal Authorities in the State on Sunday, November 18th, instead of Tuesday, 12 Rabea Al Awal 1440 Hijri, corresponding to 20 November 2018, and resume on Mondays. # Government of the UAE

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Long Weekend in UAE to Celebrate Birthday of Prophet Muhammad

Initially, the holiday was set on November 20 – Tuesday. But with the recent announcement, the date has been moved to November 18.

Please be advised that private sector employees will need to wait for updates if this is going to be a long weekend as well. We will keep you posted for updates.

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