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UAE 2017 Israa wal Mairaj Public Holiday

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)
Posted: Sunday, April 9, 2017
Most recent follow-up news item: April 11, 2018

The UAE Government has announced that the annual non-working public holiday for the upcoming Israa wal Mairaj had been moved from Monday, April 24, 2017, to Sunday, April 23, 2017.

As often happened in the past (2016-04-14, 2014-05-13, 2014-01-05, 2011-11-24, 2011-06-14, and 2011-02-07), though not always (2015-05-07), the date for the upcoming 2017 Israa wal Mairaj UAE public holiday as specified in the aforementioned announcement, was moved around to adjoin a nearby weekend, in accordance with Article No. 100 of the Cabinet Law No. 13, "which allows carrying over an official holiday to the beginning or end of the week if it falls between two working days", and thus amends the annual list of expected non-working public holidays in the UAE for the calendar year 2016 as released late last year (2015-12-26).

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