UAE confirms holiday date for Prophet’s birthday

Public and private sector workers will have a day off to mark the occasion



Public and private sector workers in the UAE will get one day off on Saturday, November 9 to mark the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, the Federal Authority For Government Human Resources (FAHR) has confirmed.

In a message on Twitter, FAHR outlined the remaining holidays for 2019 and 2020.

Officials have also announced that a dry night will be observed in Dubai from 5.30pm on Friday, November 8 to 6.30pm on Saturday, November 9 to mark the occasion.

Read: Dry night coming up in Dubai this weekend

The FAHR had revealed a revised list of public holidays in September, with a holiday added to mark Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, which was excluded in the previous list.

Read: UAE amends list of public holidays for 2019

According to the new list of public holidays, public and private sector workers in the UAE will be off from December 1- 3 to observe Commemoration Day and National Day.