The UAE has confirmed there will be a public holiday for government workers on Thursday, October 21 to mark the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday.
The news was announced by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources today.
As is traditional, the holiday is marked by observance with celebrations kept to a minimum.
Thursday, 21 October 2021The Prophet’s birthday holiday “Carried Over” in the Federal Government pic.twitter.com/oOIfnbAjbx— FAHR (@FAHR_UAE) October 10, 2021
Thursday, 21 October 2021The Prophet’s birthday holiday “Carried Over” in the Federal Government pic.twitter.com/oOIfnbAjbx
There hasn’t been official confirmation of whether the private sector will be granted the holiday as well.
But as most holidays are unified, we’d expect to hear that announcement soon.
And it’s not long until December when the UAE really starts to enjoy itself.
There will be a four-day break starting on Wednesday, December 1 for Commemoration Day and the UAE’s 50th birthday.
And it’s likely that will be a big weekend, with fireworks and events held across the region.
Looking further ahead, UAE public sector workers have an extra six days of holiday they can use to visit Expo 2020 Dubai.