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Public Holiday tomorrow maybe?

Ulaanbaatar...
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Public Holiday tomorrow maybe?

As King Fahd has just died.

Liam

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1. Re: Public Holiday tomorrow maybe?

Quite possibly - but only if your name contains at least one Mohammed.

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2. Re: Public Holiday tomorrow maybe?

I doubt the UAE will have one.

We have had an unslaught of holidays this year with Sheik Zayed and other oldies.

Peace be with King Fahd and good luck to the new King Abdullah!

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3. Re: Public Holiday tomorrow maybe?

It looks likely. We're waiting for JAFZA to confirm. Radio stations have already gone off. They did it for Sh. Z.

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4. Re: Public Holiday tomorrow maybe?

kathy, I dont suppose you know the dates we're off for public holidays for the rest of the year?

Liam

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5. Re: Public Holiday tomorrow maybe?

No. of Days

September 1 Al Isra Wa Al Miraj 1

November 1 Eid Al Fitr* 2

December 2 UAE National Day 1

December 25 Christmas Day 1

You may not, of course, get Xmas Day as a "public" holiday. New Year's Day is a day off. The first two holidays are according to the sightings of the moon so they are only approximate. I think there is also a public holiday in Abu Dhabi in August, but we don't get it in Dubai.

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6. Re: Public Holiday tomorrow maybe?

Good stuff! Cheers Jaky.

I won't complain at these paid days off! :D

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7. Re: Public Holiday tomorrow maybe?

Jak, I thought it was the 31st August we are off-is it 1st sept def?

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8. Re: Public Holiday tomorrow maybe?

Stace, these are as near as you are going to get till the day itself. It's all according to the moon. We take them from JAFZA (I guess they're as near to the moon as you can get....) but they are all in the same boat. All I know is that there will be a public holiday at the end of August/beg. Sept., but the actual date - your guess is as good as mine. Just spoke with our PRO, looks like we're heading for a shutdown for at least two days.

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shame, I was supposed to go to Abu tomorrow-obviously I am gutted I wont be able to go now.

Just asked that cos my mum arrives on the 31st so I figured I had the day off to tidy my apartment and make it all presentable and super clean before she got here!

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10. Re: Public Holiday tomorrow maybe?

Don't count your chickens just yet....

Believe the government is meeting at the moment to decide what to do. If we don't hear anything by the end of the day, you just have to check internet/newspapers tmrw morning. Don't bother with the radio, they're just broadcasting Koran now.