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UAE Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 24
 
(Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2015)

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)

The UAE's Federal Authority for Human Resources has issued a circular stating that the second annual public sector holiday in the UAE for the upcoming Milad Al Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) had been postponed from Wednesday, December 23, 2015, to be moved to Thursday, December 24, 2015, thus adjoining the nearby weekend.

In a separate announcement, the UAE's Minister of Labour, Saqr Ghobash, also announced that the second annual non-working public holiday in the UAE for the upcoming Milad Al Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) would also be moved to Thursday, December 24, 2015, for the UAE's private sector.

In the past (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, as it did this time, though not the first time the Milad Al Nabi public holiday in the UAE occurred, earlier this year (28-Dec-2014).

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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