UAE announces public holiday for Prophet Muhammad’s birthday

Dubai Web Desk

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced the official paid holiday to mark the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).UAE announces public holiday for Prophet Muhammad's birthday

The federal government employees will get a day off on Friday, September 29, to mark the occasion.

Mawlid al-Nabi, as the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday is known in Arabic, is commemorated during the third month of the Islamic Calendar.

The announcement of public holiday on Friday will enable all those government employees who work a Monday to Friday weekly schedule to enjoy an extended weekend since the following days – Saturday and Sunday – are part of weekend days off.