UAE private sector to get long weekend for Mawlid Al Nabi
The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has announced that Sunday November 18 will be a holiday for private sector workers.
The announcement was made by Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and the holiday marks Mawlid Al Nabi – the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday.
This will mean a three-day weekend with work resuming on Monday November 19, state news agency WAM reported.
Earlier, it was announced that ministry and federal authority staff in the UAE will be given a holiday on Sunday.
The occasion had been expected to fall on Tuesday, November 20.
It is one of a series of important dates in the country.