Dry Night in UAE Has Been Announced For Islamic New Year
Alcohol will NOT be served from 6pm on 10th September to 7pm on 11th September
6 September 2018
The dry night in Dubai and UAE will take place from 6pm on Monday 10th September to 7pm on 11th September.
Next week the UAE will mark the occasion of Al Hijri, known as Islamic New Year which is expected to fall on 11th September, dependent on the moon sighting.
Although there will be no public celebrations or events for Al Hijri in Dubai, the Islamic New Year is still considered an Islamic religious holiday and so the Emirates will have a dry night (or day), where no alcohol will be served in hotels and restaurants across the UAE during the allocated time.
Dubai Tourism has requested licensed premises in UAE to not serve alcohol and refrain from hosting live entertainment, in respect of the Hijri New Year.
There will be a long weekend to celebrate the Islamic New Year, with both the public and private sector workers in UAE receiving Thursday 13th September off.