• O.G. Wright

There Are More UAE LONG WEEKENDS In 2019 Compared To 2018!


As year 2018 nearly ends, it has been revealed that the upcoming year will see more long weekends than the previous years.


So, if you’re planning to have a get together with your friends, you should start contemplating as early as now.


Below are the confirmed (and unconfirmed but has a huge probability) holidays in the UAE as per Gulf News.


January 1 – New Year’s Day (Tuesday)


April 3 – Al Isra’a Wal Mi’raj – Ascension Day (Wednesday)


According to the Hijri calendar, Al Isra’a Wal Mi’raj, a day to mark the nigh Allah took Mohammad (PBUH) on a journey from Makkah to Jerusalem and then to heaven, will be celebrated on April 3.


June 3/4 – Eid Al Fitr


The Eid Al Fitr in 2019 is forecasted to be either on June 3 (Monday) or 4 (Tuesday). Once the UAE government confirmed it, residents may get two days off based on when it falls during the week.


August 11 – Arafat Day (Sunday)


This celebration commemorates the second day of the annual pilgrimage. In this occasion, Muslim people make their way from Mina to a nearby hillside called Mount Arafat and a plain called the Plain of Arafat. This year, it’s predicted to fall on Sunday, August 11. If this prediction is right, UAE residents will get a long weekend.


August 12 – Eid Al Adha (Monday)


Next year, Eid Al Adha is expected to kick off on Monday, August 12. If this prediction is right, residents will have a very long weekend because of Arafat Day.


September 1 – Al Hijri – Islamic New Year (Sunday)


The Islamic Holiday next year is expected to fall on Sunday, September 1. If you have a Staurday off, it means a long weekend again!


November 9 – Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) Birthday (Saturday)


It is confirmed that November 9 (a Saturday) is a holiday!


November 30 – Commemoration Day (Saturday)


This occasion is celebrated every November 30.


December 2 – UAE National Day


Every December 12, UAE celebrated their National Day and federal and private employees take a rest during this time.

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