Many eagle-eyed UAE residents spotted the change this morning…
If you noticed something different about your phone this morning, you weren’t the only one.
Many Abu Dhabi residents noticed their usual network provider logo on their phone had been replaced by ’30NOV’.
The reason that du and Etisalat have done this is to mark Martyrs’ Day and UAE’s 46th National Day.
Many phones – especially Android providers – don’t yet have 30NOV on their top left-hand corners, but it may be something that’s rolling out over more devices today.
Both network providers took to social media to note the change:
Hello Anastasia, it's part of a celebration for the Commemoration Day and start of public holiday. Thanks
— du (@dutweets) November 27, 2017
— Etisalat UAE (@etisalat) November 28, 2017
The change has been made ahead of the final long weekend of the year, which is on the occasion of the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH). Private sector employees will enjoy a three day weekend from this Thursday, while public sector workers will get four days, returning to work on Monday December 4.