UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.


UAE announces September 29 as paid public holiday

UAE authorities have announced September 29 as a public holiday to mark the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

It will be a paid public holiday for private sector employees, according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

Employees in UAE ministries and federal entities will also have a paid public holiday on September 29, according to the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources.

UAE residents can expect a long weekend since September 29 falls on Friday, and is followed by the country’s regular weekend.

The next holidays will be on December 2 and 3 for UAE National Day, which falls on a Saturday and Sunday, respectively. ICA/Expat Media

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