UAE public holiday announced for Prophet Mohammed’s birthday (PBUH)

8 October will be a paid holiday for private sector workers.

Looking forward to the next UAE public holiday? Well, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has announced that 8 October will be a public holiday, which marks the Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) birthday.

The UAE public holiday falls on a Saturday, which means that it will be paid leave for those working in the private sector. Unfortunately, this means that it will not be a long weekend for those working from Monday to Friday.

The Prophet’s birthday falls on 12 Rabi’ Al-Awwal 1444, which is the third month in the Islamic calendar. The date has become a religious festival that is marked as a public holiday. In the Islamic world, the day is celebrated with readings from the Qur’an in mosques and homes, which are decorated with lights to mark the occasion.

We have some good news: the next UAE public holidays are not too far away. So jot these down in your diary and start planning your time off.

The next UAE public holiday is Commemoration Day, previously known as Martyr’s Day, which recognises the sacrifices of Emiratis who sacrificed their lives in civil, military and humanitarian services. The public holiday falls on Thursday 1 December.

Plus, UAE National Day falls next to it on Friday 1 December and Saturday 3 December. It is expected that extra holidays will be announced closer to the time, potentially creating a three or four-day long weekend. 

GO: Follow @MOHRE_UAE on Twitter for more information.

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