UAE Announces Public and Private Sector Holiday for Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday

The UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has announced the official holiday to commemorate the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday. Public and private sector employees in the UAE will have a holiday on Friday, September 29, to mark the day.

The ministry issued a circular to all departments and federal agencies notifying the official holiday for federal government employees.

The circular stated, “Based on the decision of the Council of Ministers regarding the approved official holiday agenda for the government and private sectors in the country for the year 2023, it has been decided that the Prophet’s Birthday holiday will be on Friday, September 29,” reported WAM. Additionally, MoHRE announced a paid holiday for private sector employees as well to commemorate the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.

The holiday sets up an extended three-day weekend towards the end of September, especially for those who have the traditional Saturday-Sunday weekend format.


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