It’s going to be a dry night for Hirji New Year

Dubai Marina Mosque

Hotels and restaurants in Dubai will not serve alcohol from Monday to Tuesday evening.

As a mark of respect for Hirji New Year, there won’t be any live entertainment either, from 6pm Monday (10th September) to Tuesday at 7pm.

Both public and private sector workers will enjoy a day off on Thursday, 13th September to mark the new Islamic year 1440 AH. That means if you don’t usually work on Friday and Saturday, you’ve got a full three days off.

Government news agency WAM made the announcement that country’s Cabinet approved the holiday for ministries and federal entities. Now we know private sectors will enjoy one day off before the weekend too, thanks to a tweet from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

Everyone goes back to work on Sunday, 16th September.

A guide to public holidays in the UAE for 2018

We’ll have plenty of great ideas on how you can make the most of your down time, so check back with us.

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