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No public holiday in UAE for Al Isra'a wal Miraj

The next public holiday in the UAE will be Eid Al Fitr

No public holiday in UAE for Al Isra'a wal Miraj

It was agreed last year that holidays for both the public and private sector would be unified. Image: ITP Media Group

Al Isra’a wal Miraj, which is expected to fall on Sunday, will not be a public holiday in the UAE.

On the official list of holidays for public and private sector workers Al Isra’a wal Miraj is not featured.

It was agreed last year that holidays for both the public and private sector would be unified.

Isra’a wal Miraj, also known as the Prophet’s Ascension or the Night Journey, marks the journeys of Prophet Mohammed from Makkah to Jerusalem and to heaven in a single night.

The Civil Service Council in Oman has said Sunday will be observed as a public holiday.

The next public holiday in the UAE will be Eid Al Fitr.

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