The United Arab Emirates has announced that Thursday, May 5 will be an official paid holiday for all employees working in the country to mark Isra’a Wal Miraj.
The announcement was made by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources.
According to official news agency WAM, although the holiday falls on Wednesday, May 4, it will be postponed to Thursday.
As per the federal law, public holidays in the UAE can be moved to the beginning or end of the week if they fall between two working days.
Isra’a Wal Miraj, or The Night Journey, refers to a journey undertaken by Prophet Mohammed from Mecca to Jerusalem in one night.