Here’s what you need to know about U.A.E’s upcoming public holiday
An overview of Mouloud day, cultural traditions, and more.
The birthday of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is celebrated on the 12th day of Rabi Al Awwal. In Arabic, the holiday is referred to as ‘Mawlid Al Nabawi‘, which falls on October 21, Thursday. As a holy day for Muslims across the world – this is a holiday across public and private sectors across many parts of the world including the United Arab Emirates.
What do people do?
Although cultures from across the world vary in their ways of celebration, the roots of this auspicious day are tied to the introductory days of the religion. This day is seen as a chance to showcase and delve into their faith and devotion for Prophet Muhammad.
Unlike most Islamic holidays, Mouloud for the majority – is ‘observed’ rather than celebrated. Although the exact birth date of Prophet Muhammad is unclear, it is believed that Muhammad was born in the year 570, as per Gregorian Calendar however, depending on which part of the world Muslims are based this date may vary according to the Islamic Calendar.
A long-lasting tradition
Although cultural variations have led to many different traditions. The significance of this day remains the same: spending more time in tradition. While some countries, choose to celebrate this day with grand carnivals, expensive banquets and street parades, there’s a good half that follows the tradition of spending this day in solitude, while showcasing their devotion by performing a fast, alms-giving, and reading the Quran.
With the upcoming long weekend, Deluxe Holiday Homes as a way of honoring this auspicious day are providing you exclusive rates. Residents can now book their very own holiday home for Mouloud for as low as AED 465/night*, and have access to a hassle-free check-in, unbeatable amenities, and plenty of quality time with loved ones.
For non-Muslims, who are ready to get out of the office and make the most of this 3-day weekend – our homes are conveniently located in close proximity to some of the city’s trendiest spots presenting you with eventful opportunities to make this weekend a memorable hit.
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