Eid Al Adha 2018: There's Going to Be a Dry Night in Dubai Next Week
From Sunday 19th August to Monday 20th August
13 August 2018
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.
In celebration of the religious Eid occasion, public sector workers will enjoy seven days off from 19th August to 25th August, whilst those working in the private sector will enjoy 20th August to 22nd August off work, for the Eid Al Adha holiday.
What is a dry night in Dubai?
Many Dubai residents will be accustomed with dry nights in the UAE; however we’ve prepared a quick guide on the concept to help newbies and tourists…
A dry night or day in Dubai is when no alcohol is served in restaurants, outlets and hotels in the UAE. So there will be NO alcoholic drinks available during the allotted time slot, which in this case is between the evening of 19th August and the day of 20th August.
Why is there a dry night in Dubai?
This particular dry night is to honour the religious holiday of Eid Al Adha, also known as the "Festival of Sacrifice." The holy holiday honours Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son and is a time where goats are symbolically sacrificed.