UAE residents to have a long three-day weekend next week

By Olga_Gafurova Monday, 18 September 2023 5:44 PM

UAE residents to have a long three-day weekend next week

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Next week workers across the UAE (who work from Monday to Friday) will get a three-day weekend.

That’s because Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday is predicted to fall on Wednesday September 27, with the public holiday to commemorate the occasion falling on Friday September 29.

The UAE Government confirmed that Friday September 29 will be a public holiday on X, previously named Twitter, last year.

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Prophet Muhammad’s birthday isn’t the last public holiday for 2023 as there are three more.

Commemoration Day will be marked on Friday December 1 and then National Day celebrations will take place from Saturday December 2 to Sunday December 3.

This means that workers in the UAE will have Friday December 1 off but the National Day public holidays will not equate to working days off, as they fall over a weekend, so most workers will be off anyway.