UAE Declares Three-Day Weekend for Prophet’s Birthday Celebration

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has officially announced a paid holiday to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). On Friday, September 29, federal government employees will enjoy a day off to observe this significant occasion.

This holiday translates into a three-day weekend for most government workers, who typically have Saturdays and Sundays off. Similarly, private sector employees will also have Friday off, as the UAE Cabinet extends an equal number of leaves to employees in both the private and public sectors.

As the year draws to a close, this will be the final extended weekend in the UAE until the National Day holidays, which fall on December 2 and 3, a Saturday and Sunday.

The year 2023 has seen numerous extended weekends for UAE residents, including a six-day break to celebrate the Islamic holiday of Eid Al Adha and a four-day holiday for Eid Al Fitr.

While the official holidays for 2024 have not been announced yet, residents can anticipate a six-day break for Eid Al Fitr and a five-day weekend for Eid Al Adha, providing ample opportunities for leisure and celebration in the coming year.

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