Dubai’s Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) announced a dry night to be observed this weekend, marking Arafat Day.
Dry night announced in Dubai
If you’ve made plans to party this Friday, you may not be in for an all-night rager. Bars, restaurants and nightclubs in Dubai are refrained from serving liquor and hosting parties, as per a circular issued by DTCM.
The dry night begins from 6:30 pm this Friday, 9th August, till 7:30 pm this Saturday, 10th August.
Arafat Day falls on Saturday
Saudi Arabia’s Moon Sighting Committee spotted the Dhu Al Hijjah moon last Thursday. They confirm Arafat Day falls on Saturday, 10th August, followed by the auspicious occasion of Eid Al Adha, from Sunday, 11th-Wednesday, 14th August.
Photograph credit: Dubai Media Office
Four-day public holiday for Eid Al Adha in the UAE
Workers in the public sector and the private sector enjoy a four-day break from Saturday, 10th-Tuesday, 13th August.
More public holidays after Eid Al Adha
Hijri Islamic New Year: Sunday, 1st September
UAE Commemoration Day: Sunday, 1st December
UAE’s 48th National Day: Monday, 2nd to Tuesday, 3rd December