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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 18 June 2018

PODCAST: UAE in a minute for September 20, 2017

Making today's headlines: the public holiday, solidarity with Saudi Arabia and Take That

The Hijri New Year does not usually involve public celebrations rather is a day dedicated to faith. Christopher Pike / The National
The Hijri New Year does not usually involve public celebrations rather is a day dedicated to faith. Christopher Pike / The National

Schools and government and public private sector employees will enjoy a three-day weekend this week as tomorrow has been announced as a public holiday to mark Al Hijri new year.

> Al Hijri New Year holiday for UAE public and private sector announced

In celebration of Saudi Arabia’s national day on September 23, Etisalat has rolled out a message reading UAE KSA Together that is expected to run until Saturday.

> story coming soon

Boy band fans of the 90s get excited — Take That is coming to Dubai to perform for one-night only at the Media City Amphitheatre on November 30.

> British pop group Take That to perform in Dubai