It’s to mark the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

A dry night in Dubai has been announced for the coming week. It will last from 5pm on Monday November 19 until 6pm on Tuesday November 20, in honour of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).


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The announcement will affect all restaurants, bars and hotels in the city, which will only be able to sell soft drinks and water during this time.

The news will follow the long weekend, with both the private and public sector having Sunday November 18 off work across the UAE.

It’s expected to be the first of two long weekends in the coming weeks, with a long weekend expected from November 30 to December 2, in celebration of National Day, which falls on the second day in December.

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