Still nostalgic about that looong Eid holiday week? There's another long weekend coming up and the best part is it's not too far away. The government has declared Muharram 1, Hijri 1441 as a holiday to mark the start of the New Islamic Year. The New Year falls on September 1, which is a Sunday (hello, long weekend)!
Although we are all excited to get an extra day off, we must remember to be respectful of the event. Unlike other cultures, Muslims do not celebrate Al Hijri New Year, with public events. Islamic New Year is the first day of the Islamic calendar, or lunar calendar, which marks the day on which the Prophet Mohammed migrated from Makkah to Madinah.
Below are the upcoming holidays for the rest of the year
.@uaegov: The #UAE Cabinet approves public holidays for the public sector for the years 2019-2020, and grants the private sector equal holidays. The decision aims at achieving a balance between the two sectors and supporting the national economy. pic.twitter.com/ipvMAUhXgo— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 5, 2019
1. Saturday, November 09 - The Prophet's Birthday
2. Saturday, November 30 - Martyr's Day
3. Monday, December 2 - National Day
4. Tuesday, December 3 - National Day
5. Tuesday, December 31 - New Year's Eve
*dates are subject to change