Dubai authorities have confirmed the news that there’s going to be a dry night in Dubai this weekend.
The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) issued a circular issued to hotels and restaurants in the city advising that licensed venues must refrain from serving alcohol from 5.30pm on Friday 8th November to 6.30pm on Saturday 9th November.
Dry Night In Dubai For Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) Birthday
The dry night will come the day before the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday. This also means that Saturday 9th November will be public holiday. So if you normally work on Saturdays, you’ll get the day off.
However there’s something to look forward to… The next public holiday will result in a 5-day weekend at the beginning of December.
Commemoration Day will fall on Sunday 1st of December and the 48th UAE National Day public holiday will run over Monday 2nd December and Tuesday 3rd December. So this means you’ll only need to go back to work on Wednesday 4th December!
What Exactly Does Dry Night Mean?
During dry night, no alcohol may be served across Dubai and the UAE for 25 hours.
This rule applies to hotels and restaurants.
Alcoholic drinks will not be served at all after 5.30pm on Friday 8th November until 6.30pm on Saturday 9th November. Alcohol may not be displayed in bars of restaurants either and some outlets will likely be closed for the entire period.
So it looks like a night of Netflix and Chill may be on the cards for us this weekend!