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DUBAI – The UAE will have a public holiday to mark the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), the UAE Cabinet has announced.
Public sector workers will get a holiday on Sunday (November 18). Work will resume on Monday (November 19).
Private sector employees will also get a holiday on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
The decision comes after a circular issued by Nasser bin Thani Juma Al Hamli, the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
Those looking for a long weekend have two reasons to celebrate his November, with the holiday to mark the Prophet’s birthday and Martyr’s Day on November 30.
Residents would be able to enjoy the next long weekend on December 2 and 3 for UAE National Day. GAD/Expat Media
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