When is the UAE's next long weekend?

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It’s fair to say many private sector workers were hoping for an extra day off work this weekend as Al Isra’a Wal Mi’raj fell on Saturday.

But it wasn’t to be and hopes for a long weekend were dashed.

So you might be wondering this morning when is the next chance for a long break?

Many of the UAE’s public holidays are dependent on phases of the moon, which make it hard to be completely sure until a few days beforehand.

Eid Al Fitr is the next public holiday on the calendar, but it looks like it too may fall during the weekend.

So it’s likely the next long weekend won’t be until August, when Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha arrive.

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They are expected to fall on August 21 and August 22, which are a Tuesday and Wednesday.

It’s likely many workers will get three days off, which will run into the weekend and mean five consecutive days off in total.

Maybe one to start planning a short getaway?

After that, the next long weekend will most likely be in December to mark UAE National Day.

The special event is held to commemorate the birth of the nation and will fall on December 2, which is a Sunday.

You can find a full list of the UAE’s public holidays with our guide here.


Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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