No public holiday in Abu Dhabi this week

Official announcement from UAE ministry confirms

No public holiday in Abu Dhabi this week

It's official - there will be no public holiday for Al Isra Wa Al Miraj this week.

Many people had thought (and hoped) that there would be a day off on Wednesday (April 3) , and some said Thursday April 4 would also be a holiday.

However, the official line from the government was always that there would be no holiday.

And The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation clarified it with a tweet yesterday.

In March the UAE cabinet released a list of public holidays for the rest of 2019, which did not include Al Isra Wa Al Miraj.

Depsite this, some publications were speculating whether the occasion, which marks the Prophet's Ascension. 

The list does not include Al Isra Wa Al Miraj or the Prophet's birthday but there had been some speculation over whether or not there would be a last-minute announcement of a holiday nonetheless.

The next public holiday we can look forward to it Eid Al Fitr, which comes at the end of Ramadan.

It's expected to land on around June 4.

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