Dry night coming up in Dubai this weekend

All licensed venues in the emirate will have to refrain from serving alcohol to mark Prophet Muhammad’s birthday



Dubai will observe a dry night this weekend, from 5.30pm on Friday, November 8 to 6.30pm on Saturday, November 9 to mark Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.

All licenced venues in the emirate will have to refrain from serving alcohol during that period, according to a circular issued by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTM) to hotels and restaurants across the emirate.

Prophet Muhammad’s birthday is expected to fall on Saturday, November 9, with the UAE also marking the occasion with a public holiday.

Also read: UAE cabinet approves national holidays for 2019-2020

Last year, it was reported that Abu Dhabi would allow licensed outlets to sell alcohol during all religious occasions.

Read: Abu Dhabi to allow alcohol sales during Islamic holidays