Three long weekends left in UAE this year

Three long weekends left in UAE this year

17 Aug 2017

Read on to find out exactly when they are

2017 has been touted as the year of long weekends!

Now, as the year approaches its end, lets take a look and see how many long weekends are left on the calendar.

Thursday, August 31: Arafat Day
The second day of Hajj, titled Arafat, is an important day for Muslims around the world and is a holiday in the UAE. As Arafat is the day before Eid Al Adha, expect a long weekend at the end of this month from Thursday, August 31 until Saturday, September 2.

Thursday, September 21: Islamic New Year
While this holiday is subjet to moon sightings, it is most likely to fall on a Thursday, meaning yay, long weekend!

Thursday, November 30: Commemoration Day
In 2015, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, declared November 30 a holiday to honour Emiratis who have died fighting for and defending their country. This holiday, combined with the weekend and the National Day holidays, which will fall on Saturday December, 2 - Sunday, December 3 means there will be one last long weekend on the cards for us in December.

Have you made your travel plans yet?

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