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UAE Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 12
 
(Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016)

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)

The UAE's Federal Authority for Human Resources has issued a circular stating that the upcoming annual public sector holiday in the UAE for the Milad Al Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) had been declared for Sunday, December 11, 2016.

In a separate announcement, the UAE's Minister of Labour, Saqr Ghobash, also announced that the annual non-working public holiday in the UAE for the upcoming Milad Al Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) would also be observed on Sunday, December 11, 2016, for the UAE's private sector.

In the past (13-Dec-2015, 05-Jan-2014 and 07-Feb-2011), possibly due to the Prophet's Birthday public holiday being considered less religious (even sacrilegious, in some Muslim countries, such as Saudi Arabia), the UAE had often moved the date of the UAE's Prophet's Birthday public holiday around to adjoin a nearby weekend, though it was not necessary to do so, this time, as the Cabinet decree No.21/2006 (31-May-2006) changed the weekend days in the UAE to Fridays and Saturdays instead, as of Friday September 1st, 2006.

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Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (December 2016)
UAE (United Arab Emirates) 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
UAE (United Arab Emirates) 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
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 2015-12-13: UAE Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 24
 2014-01-05: UAE 2014 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday
 2011-02-07: UAE Extends Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday
 2006-05-31: UAE Changes Weekends To Friday-Saturday


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