UAE Holidays: Sharjah announces 4-day weekend for Prophet birthday
The UAE federal government has given its employees a day off on Friday, September 29, in observance of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). This has profound cultural and religious importance and promotes community cohesion for reflection and celebration.
Sharjah Government Holiday Announcement
The dates for the holidays honoring the Prophet Muhammad's (Peace be upon him) birth have been made public by the Sharjah administration. Beginning on Thursday, September 28, workers in Sharjah's public sector are eligible for a paid holiday.
Extended Weekend for Sharjah Government Employees
This holiday holds special significance for Sharjah government employees as they already enjoy a three-day weekend from Friday to Sunday. With the addition of this holiday, they will relish an extended four-day weekend. Their work routine will resume on Monday, October 2.
Holiday for Federal and Private Sector Employees
On Friday, September 29, employees of the federal government and the private sector in the rest of the UAE will be off. They get a day off over this holiday, whereas Sharjah government workers get a longer vacation.
Final Long Weekend of the Year
As the year progresses, this holiday represents the final long weekend for the UAE, with the National Day holidays approaching on December 2 and 3. These holidays fall on a Saturday and Sunday, giving residents another opportunity to enjoy an extended break.
In the United Arab Emirates, the observance of Prophet Muhammad's birthday is a highly regarded religious and cultural occasion. On September 29, the rest of the UAE will have a day off, providing a well-deserved break before the year concludes, while Sharjah's government employees will savor an extended four-day weekend.