Isra’a Wal Miraj Holiday in UAE Announced


The UAE has declared Saturday May 16 as official public holiday to mark Al Isra’a Wal Miraj, according to the Federal Authority of Human Resources.

For those not working on Saturday, the holiday will not be compensated, the authority said. But for most of the employees in the private sector the day will be granted as a public holiday. If you are looking to book a short break out of Dubai, you may consider a few great offers here.

Al Isra’a Wal loosely translates from Arabic as the ‘Night Journey and Ascension’, referring to the miraculous journey — in one night — of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) from his home in Makkah to Jerusalem, followed by his ascent to heaven.


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