x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Holiday dates change for the Prophet Mohammed's birthday

Public holiday to mark the Prophet Mohammed's birthday has been moved to Thursday, February 17.

The public holiday to mark the Prophet Mohammed's birthday has been moved to Thursday, February 17 as the original date fell between two working days, WAM, the state news agency, reported. All schools and federal ministries and departments will be closed to mark Mawlid al Nabawi. The date corresponds to the 14th of Rabea' al Awwal, according to the Islamic, Hijri calendar. Valentine's Day this year, which falls on February 14 and coincides with the Prophet Mohammed's birthday on February 15 - the 12th of Rabea' al Awwal -has been declared a dry night.

Five per cent rent cap in Fujairah

A 5 per cent rent cap has been introduced in Fujairah, according to WAM, the state news agency. Under the amendment to the emirate's existing property laws, a landlord cannot increase rent by more than 5 per cent of its existing annual amount.

Selection of films at Heritage festival

Selected Emirati, German and Swiss films will be screened at Abu Dhabi's first Heritage Film Festival from February 23 to 27 at the Heritage Village. Short Arab and European documentaries and feature films on the perception of identity and "being at home" will be shown.