The UAE is set to mark a public holiday next week.

The Prophet Mohammed’s birthday will fall on 12 of the Hijri month of Rabi Al Awwal.

In the Gregorian calendar, this is predicted to be on Friday, October 7, 2022, or Saturday, October 8, 2022. So, if the public holiday falls on a Friday, UAE citizens and residents will enjoy a three-day weekend.

However, on the official UAE public holidays website, it states the holiday is set to fall on October 8, but it’s also stipulated that “Islamic holidays are determined according to moon sighting”.

While the long weekend next weekend is still yet to be confirmed, citizens and residents across the UAE will enjoy a four-day weekend to mark Commemoration Day and National Day at the beginning of December.

UAE Commemoration and National Day

The next long weekend is will take place for the country’s Commemoration Day and National Day on December 1 and 2. It will fall on a Thursday and Friday this year, with the official days off for these dates being Thursday, December 1 until Sunday, December 4, 2022.

As always, the final and official dates and public holiday eligibility for public sector employees and private sector employees are determined by UAE authorities.

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