There’s going to be dry night in Dubai next week.
It will fall from 6pm on Tuesday, 2nd to 7pm Wednesday 3rd April.
During this time, hotels, restaurants and bars can only serve soft drinks, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce has announced. Live entertainment is also prohibited during this time. Some events may be cancelled or rescheduled, so if you’re making plans, check with the venue first.
The decision marks the date of the Prophet’s Ascension (PBUH) on Wednesday, 2nd April. This was announced as a public holiday in late 2018, but when the government evened up public and private holidays, the day was excluded.
A tweet from the UAE government’s official communications officer at the time said: “The UAE Cabinet approves public holidays for the public sector for the years 2019-2020, and grants the private sector equal holidays. The decree aims at achieving a balance between the two sectors and supporting the national economy.”
That means the UAE’s next public holiday might not be until Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan. Depending on when the Holy Month starts, this could fall around 3rd June.
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