No Public Holiday For UAE Residents For Isra and Mi’raj

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
No Public Holiday For UAE Residents For Isra and Mi’raj

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There will be no public holiday for private and public sector employees in the UAE for Isra and Mi’raj, the cabinet has now confirmed.

What’s It?

We recently announced the list of holidays in the UAE, but the dates for Israa Wal Miraj however are yet to be confirmed. Meanwhile, the cabinet has now declared that there will be no public holiday for private or public sector employees for Israa Wal Miraj.

The cabinet recently tweeted the list of holidays for the year and there is no mention of a holiday this week.

Meanwhile, the Oman government has declared 3 April and 4 April to be public holidays for all public sector employees. Oman residents will now enjoy a long weekend, including the weekend.

Meanwhile, Ramadan in the UAE is predicted to begin on May 6. It is also predicted that the month of Shawaal, which falls right after Ramadan is expected to be sighted on Monday, June 03, 2019 at 2:02 pm UAE time. Meanwhile, we’ve got the full list of anticipated UAE public holiday for this year.

Wednesday 3 April: Isra’a Wal Mi’raj (Prophet’s Ascension)

Monday 6 May: Start of Ramadan

Tuesday 4 June: Eid Al-Fitr

Sunday 11 August: Arafat (Haj) Day

Monday 12 August: Eid Al-Adha

Friday 30 August: Hijri (Islamic New Year)

Sunday 10 November: Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday

Saturday 30 November: UAE Commemoration Day

Monday 2 December: UAE National Day

What Else?

The UAE cabinet has decided to grant equal holidays to the public and the private sector starting 2019-2020. This is big news for private sector employees, who had relatively lesser holidays than public sector.