UAE Announces Holiday For Isra’a Wal Miraj On May 16

Private sector employees who have a holiday on Saturday will not be given a compensatory day-off.



The UAE Federal Government Human Resources Authority has announced Saturday, May 16, as a public holiday to mark Isra’a Wal Miraj, it was reported by local dailies on Monday.

Authorities clarified that private sector employees who already have a holiday on Saturday will not be given a compensatory day-off, in line with existing regulations.

Isra’a Wal Miraj, or The Night Journey, refers to a journey undertaken by Prophet Mohammed from Mecca to Jerusalem in one night.

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