Dubai Tourism authority asks premises to be dry as UAE marks Prophet's birthday
Dubai Tourism asks licensed premises to refrain from serving alcohol between 5pm on Thursday, November 30 and 6pm on Friday, December 1 for important occasion
Hotels and restaurants will refrain from serving alcohol on Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1 as the UAE marks an important occasion in the Muslim Hijri calendar.
Dubai Tourism asked licensed premises to halt serving drinks and hosting live entertainment between 5pm on Thursday and 6pm on Friday.
The period coincides with a number of live, licensed events including Take That at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre and the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens.
The move was implemented as a mark of respect as Muslims celebrate the Prophet's birthday.
The other emirates are yet to confirm licensing hours but they are typically unified on religious holidays.
Updated: November 21, 2017 01:57 PM