Al Hijri: UAE Announces Long Weekend To Mark Islamic New Year

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
by Vaishnavi Venkataraman 1570

We know we know! We’re all working from home (mostly), but holidays are always special right? Now, its another thing that we might not be able to travel anywhere in the near future. But, it’s always fun to look forward to spending time with family.  On that note, here are 10 Hyperlocal Things To Do In Dubai Under AED 10.

The Federal Authority For Government Human Resources announced a long weekend ahead of Islamic New Year. Public sector employees will enjoy a long weekend starting 21 August. Islamic New Year falls on 23 August and all government employees will enjoy an extended weekend. Work will resume on Monday, August 24.

An announcement for the private sector is yet to be made. However, the same is expected after the UAE government unified holidays for both private and public sector employees. Also, check out these 10 Things To Do In Dubai & Abu Dhabi.

Other Long Weekends Coming Up In 2020

1. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s Birthday (28 or 29 October)

This holiday can be falling either on Wednesday or Thursday. While we all wish its a longer weekend, we really don’t know! So while this will be a dry day, this time of the year is one of the cooler months of Dubai. So if you wanna go camping or barbecuing, this might be the best time to mark your calendars and go outdoors. Well, if the situation improves and is favourable, of course. And if you’re wondering how to celebrate, here are 10 Fun Things To Do At Dubai Creek Park.

2. Martyr’s Day/ Dubai National Day (December 1 – December 3)

Now, this is a sure shot holiday we know of! So if you have already planned for this year’s national day celebrations, plan for the next ones. While a lot of folks like staying in and enjoying the national day celebrations, there are many making use of the holidays for a staycation or a weekend getaway. Meanwhile here are 11 Rules & Guidelines Travelers Need To Know Before They Enter India.

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