Heads up: There's a public holiday coming up this month...
Time to start making tentative plans…
You might be thinking we’re about due for another holiday – and you’d be right.
The next public holiday in the UAE will be Mawlid Al Nabi, marking the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This year, it will be celebrated on Sunday, November 18. A day off has been announced for the public sector (we’re still waiting on the private sector announcement).
There is usually a dry day for this occasion, too. This will be announced closer to the actual date.
Also coming up at the end of this month is Commemoration Day on November 30. As this is a Friday, it’s unlikely we’ll get a day off for this holiday.
However, we also have UAE National Day to look forward to, which is held on December 2 every year. This is a Sunday, which means a long weekend is looking pretty likely for all.
Trying to remember what days off you got last year? In 2017, Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, Commemoration Day and National Day were all combined into one three-day weekend for the private sector.