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Dry night coming up in Dubai this week

Dry night coming up in Dubai this week

The dry night will be observed across Dubai to mark the Hijri New Year

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A dry night will be observed in Dubai this week, from 6.30pm on Wednesday, August 19 until 7.30pm on Thursday, August 20 to mark the Hijri New Year.

All licenced venues in the emirate will have to refrain from serving alcohol during that period, according to a circular issued by Dubai Tourism and the Dubai government.

There will also be a ban on entertainment, including live music, performers and parties.

The UAE has announced that public and private sector employees in the UAE will get one day off to mark the Islamic New Year.

Sunday, August 23 will be a paid leave for all workers across the country.

Read: UAE announces private sector holiday for Hijri New Year

In 2018, 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

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