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Dubai Will Have a Dry Night This Weekend

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4 November 2019

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Dubai Will Have a Dry Night This Weekend

Alcohol will not be available from any licensed venue across the emirate

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) released a statement to all restaurants and hotels in Dubai, advising them to refrain from selling or serving alcohol from Friday, November 8 at 5:30 PM until Saturday, November 9 at 6:30 PM.

The dry night observes Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday, which takes place after on Saturday, November 9 and will end on the evening of Sunday, November 10. Saturday will also be a public holiday, confirmed by the UAE cabinet.

Dry Night This Weekend for Eid Al Adha

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5 August 2019

Dry night in UAE for Eid Al Adha

Authorities have confirmed there's going to be a dry night this weekend.

With the occasion of Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha almost upon us, Dubai authorities have confirmed that there's going to be a dry night in the emirate in the coming days.

A statement was released to local bars and restaurants stating that the dry night will run for 25 hours, and will be in place from 6.30pm on Friday 9th August, to 7.30pm on Saturday 10th August.

There's a Dry Night Early April in Dubai and UAE

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21 March 2019

Dry night in Dubai and UAE

The next UAE public holiday is almost here - and with it comes a dry night for the country.

As with all Islamic religious holidays in the UAE, hotels, and restaurants refrain from serving alcohol for 24 hours. The occasion of Isra'a Wal Mi'raj annually is no exception.

In fact, hotels have been notified that alcohol should not be served between 6pm on Tuesday 2nd April and 7pm on Wednesday 3d April 2019.

Heads Up: There's A Dry Night in Dubai Next Week

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12 November 2018

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Dry Night in Dubai Next Week

The Department of Tourism and Commerce has confirmed that Dubai will be dry from 5pm on Monday 19th November until 6pm on Tuesday 20th November.

During this time, hotels, restaurants and outlets across the city will NOT serve alcohol or host live entertainment. The dry night has been announced to respect and honour the birthday of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

Eid Al Adha 2018: There's Going to Be a Dry Night in Dubai Next Week

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13 August 2018

Eid Al Adha 2018: Dry Night in Dubai

A dry night in Dubai has been declared next week to mark Eid Al Adha 2018, as it has just been announced that the private sector workers will receive three days off next week as well. The Department of Tourism and Commerce confirmed that Dubai will be dry from 6.30pm on Sunday 19th August until 7.30pm on Monday 20th August –with no alcohol to be served across Dubai and the UAE during this time.

The Dry Night Has CHANGED for Islamic New Year This Weekend

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17 September 2017

Dry night for Islamic New Year 2017 in UAE

Earlier this week we reported that on the occasion of Al Hijra - the Islamic New Year - the dry night would fall on Thursday.

HOWEVER - this date has now changed, and the dry night in Dubai and the UAE has been moved forward to Wednesday 20th September.

The change in date was announced today (September 19th) by a circular issued by the Dubai Government to restaurants, hotels and bars in the emirate.

Dry Night for Eid Al Adha 2017 Confirmed

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24 August 2017

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Dry night in Dubai for Eid Al Adha 2017

The dates for Eid Al Adha 2017 in Dubai and the UAE have been confirmed, after authorities in Saudi Arabia announced that the first day of Eid Al Adha will fall on Friday 1st September, 2017.

Eid Al Adha follows a day after Arafat Day on August 31st, 2017.

Consequently, no alcohol will be served in Dubai and UAE restaurants, bars and nightclubs as it will be a dry night for 24 hours.