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Dubai Residents Are Baffled About Whether Next Weekend Is Actually A Long Weekend Or Not

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This year has been an incredible one in terms of holidays for BOTH the private and the public sector, thanks to the government’s 2019 initiative to ensure that both areas are equal in terms of holiday leave.

If you’re an OG Dubai resident and employee, then you’ll know the excitement or struggles that come with waiting for that official announcement- so you can pack up and book a staycayy for your long weekend.

Such is this week’s dilemma for many employees in the private sector, since The Federal Authority for Human Resources announcement on Hijri New Year for Muharram 1 has already been given to both sectors- but whether it takes place on Sunday, depends solely on the moon sighting.

So, long weekend or no long weekend?

The confusion remains.

Some say it could be Sunday

…but that depends on the moon sighting.

While some parents want an official confirmation from the government sources

 

Others think the Hijri New Year could fall on a Saturday

And so we wait…

Don’t worry, Lovin Dubai won’t leave you hanging and will confirm if the Sunday holiday applies for the private sector too, as soon as word gets in.

Refreshing the authority’s Twitter page like…

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