UAE holidays: 2 more long weekends left this year

Dubai - The next long weekend will arrive in October.

By Waheed Abbas

Published: Wed 9 Jun 2021, 1:29 AM

Last updated: Thu 12 Aug 2021, 1:44 PM

The UAE residents will enjoy two more long weekends for the remainder of 2021.

The first long-weekend was marked in May on the eve of Eid Al Fitr when residents had five-day break from May 11 to 15.

The last long weekend arrived in July during Eid Al Adha when the residents are likely to have six-day break from Monday, July 19 (the Day of Arafah) to Saturday, July 24. It will be the longest break for residents this year.

A three-day long break begins this weekend on the eve of the Islamic New Year. The Hijri year started on August 10, but an official holiday was declared on August 12, followed by a two-day weekend.

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Another three-day weekend is likely to run from Thursday, October 21, to Saturday, October 23 to mark the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The last break, which consists of four days, will run from Wednesday, December 1, to Saturday, December 4 on the occasion of Commemoration Day and UAE National Day.

As more and more people get Covid-19 vaccinated in the UAE and worldwide, this allows countries to open their borders and welcome people from other countries who have been vaccinated.

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UAE residents who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can now travel to more countries quarantine-free.

KT file photo by Shihab
KT file photo by Shihab

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