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Likely UAE holiday date for Prophet’s birthday announced – News

Long weekend expected.

The UAE is expected to mark the birthday anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on November 9, according to a renowned astronomer.

Ibrahim Al Jarwan, member of the Arab Union for Space and Astronomy, said the new moon of the lunar month of Rabi Ul Awwal will be born next Monday, October 28 at 7:38am UAE time.

“As such, Tuesday, October 29, will be the first month of Rabi Ul Awwal 1441 for migration.”

“Saturday, November 9, 2019 shall then be the birthday anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as per astronomical calculations.”

On September 8, the UAE’s Federal Authority for Government Human Resources revised the list of holidays for 2019.

“A holiday for the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has been announced. It will be observed on the 12th of Rabi Ul Awwal, 1441.”


Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I have been in Dubai since December 2005. Before coming here, I worked as an English language instructor, chief En/Ar translator, proofreader, reporter in Egypt and Qatar. I have also worked as a reporter, correspondent and simultaneous translator with two satellite channels in Dubai. I have a masters degree in media, Cairo University, 2014, a bachelor degree in English language and translation, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1996, and three post-graduate diplomas in English language and Instruction. With over 19 years of experience in translation, interpretation, EFL instruction, and reporting. I am interested in technology, aviation, politics, as well as community, parliament and defence issues. I enjoy reading, writing, exercising, and surfing the web.

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