The next long weekend in Dubai is just three weeks away
The next long weekend in Dubai is just three weeks away

The next long weekend in Dubai is just three weeks away

Good news for everyone who loved the recent long long looooong weekend in Dubai – there is another one just around the corner.

Islamic New Year or Hijri New Year is likely to fall on Thursday, August 12. Which means that we’d have a three day weekend with Thursday, Friday and Saturday off work.

Woohoo!

And the good times will keep on coming with several more long weekends before the end of the year.

Thursday, October 21 marks the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). And it means another long weekend in Dubai.

And there’s just time for one more biggie in December with Commemoration Day and National Day.

That’s going to be a four day weekend as the holiday will start from Wednesday, December 1 until we’re back at work the Sunday after.

Dubai Police reach extreme emergencies in under three minutes

Some amazing stats have been released by Dubai Police including that they respond to extreme emergencies in under three minutes.

The average time for responding to extreme emergencies is a very impressive 2 minutes and 33 seconds.

In total, Dubai Police responded to over 1.2 million calls in just three months with most of the calls going to their emergency 999 hotline. This was up by 100,000 during the same period last year.

And they managed to answer 99.6% of all emergency calls within 10 seconds.

Dubai Police were also quick to get to other emergencies, reaching sites in less than 11 minutes.