UAE’s public sector workers can now plan a fun weekend next week. Why so? Well, the public sector workers across the country are getting a holiday on Thursday, October 29, to celebrate the Prophet Muhammed’s birthday. It means that the employees will now have a three-day weekend to themselves next week.
The Staff Will Resume Their Normal Work On Sunday, November 1
The notice from the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources states that the staff will get a paid public holiday and will resume work on November 1. The birthday of Prophet Muhammad is celebrated on the 12th day of Rabi Al Awwal. In Arabic, the holiday is known as Eid Al Mawlid Al Nabawi.
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Pakistan, Indonesia and Turkey Celebrate Prophet Muhammed’s Birthday On A Grand Scale
In terms of the Prophet Muhammed’s birthday, it’s usually not celebrated in the Gulf. It is majorly celebrated in Pakistan, Indonesia and Turkey. In these countries, poems or hymns are sung about the life of the Prophet. And Muslims around the world usually fast and read the Holy Quran on the day.
However, this year, public sector employees will too get a day off to celebrate this day. The calendar of important dates in the UAE mentions the Prophet Muhammed’s birthday this year.
Well, that’s not it. After next week, you can once again enjoy a long weekend on December 1. December 1 is Martyr’s Day this year- previously it used to be observed on November 30. Besides this, locals will be able to enjoy two more days off on December 2 and 3 to the celebrate the UAE National Day.