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UAE private sector to get long weekend for Mawlid Al Nabi

UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation says Sunday November 18 will be a holiday for private sector workers

UAE private sector to get long weekend for Mawlid Al Nabi

The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has announced that Sunday November 18 will be a holiday for private sector workers.

The announcement was made by Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and the holiday marks Mawlid Al Nabi – the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday.

This will mean a three-day weekend with work resuming on Monday November 19, state news agency WAM reported.

Earlier, it was announced that ministry and federal authority staff in the UAE will be given a holiday on Sunday.

The occasion had been expected to fall on Tuesday, November 20.

It is one of a series of important dates in the country.

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