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DXBtoDOH Dec 13th 2015 7:44 am

Bad news. Dry 23rd Dec
 
Yep. Heard it here first

December 24 a public holiday for Prophet Mohammed’s birthday | The National

Millhouse Dec 13th 2015 8:55 am

re: Bad news. Dry 23rd Dec
 
you have made my day.

hnd Dec 13th 2015 9:13 am

re: Bad news. Dry 23rd Dec
 
So, if it's the Prophet's birthday on the 24th then surely that would indicate that it will be "dry" from the evening of the 23rd until the evening of the 24th?

Here in MCT the ROP have yet to declare when it will be dry but it's quite possible that it could be from the evening of the 23rd until lunchtime on Saturday, 26th as, if the "dry" day falls on a Thursday they simply roll it through the Friday as well as it's the Holy day and alcohol isn't served until after 2pm on Fridays anyway.

Meow Dec 13th 2015 9:21 am

re: Bad news. Dry 23rd Dec
 
Christmas Day is not dry, the night of 23rd is.

Islamic days start at sunset so it'll be dry from the evening of Wednesday 23rd until around 7pm on Thursday 24th - exactly as predicted here some time ago.

It's almost invariably profit over prophet and the hotels don't want to lose the Christmas brunch business.

DXBtoDOH Dec 13th 2015 9:35 am

re: Bad news. Dry 23rd Dec
 
Ah well, stand corrected. Thousands of relieved expats all over Dubai.

Not that I'll be here one way or another. Happy Christmas, all!

IKnowNothing Dec 13th 2015 10:58 am

Re: Bad news. Dry 23rd Dec
 
Bars, hotels and restaurants in Dubai will not serve alcohol between December 22 and 23, as the UAE marks the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed.

Licensed premises will not serve alcohol between 5pm on December 22 and 6.30pm the following day, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing said in a circular.

There are no restrictions planned for December 24, which is a public and private sector holiday given to mark the Prophet’s birthday.



It's amazing how things get moved around to satisfy the tourist dollar.

Meow Dec 13th 2015 12:36 pm

Re: Bad news. Dry 23rd Dec
 
I've just popped back to say they've moved the dry night back. Funny that... :cool:

Sandboy Dec 14th 2015 1:56 pm

Re: Bad news. Dry 23rd Dec
 

Originally Posted by Meow (Post 11813407)
I've just popped back to say they've moved the dry night back. Funny that... :cool:

I only pop in now and then to see what's occurring, it's reassuring to see some things haven't changed :lol:

Cypselos Dec 15th 2015 8:53 am

Re: Bad news. Dry 23rd Dec
 
Someone of suitably good character must have spotted the new moon a day earlier

Meow Dec 15th 2015 11:27 am

Re: Bad news. Dry 23rd Dec
 

Originally Posted by Sandboy (Post 11813976)
I only pop in now and then to see what's occurring, it's reassuring to see some things haven't changed :lol:

Hello stranger. :wave:

mission Dec 15th 2015 1:58 pm

Re: Bad news. Dry 23rd Dec
 
there is never a 'dry' night in Dubai...haven't you guys heard abou drinking at home:p

Scamp Dec 17th 2015 4:43 am

Re: Bad news. Dry 23rd Dec
 
So 22nd - 23rd is now dry?

Am I right in thinking the airport won't be dry? I fly at 0300ish on 23rd and really enjoy my pre-flight drinks. :ohmy:

NorthernLad Dec 17th 2015 5:21 am

Re: Bad news. Dry 23rd Dec
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 11815922)
So 22nd - 23rd is now dry?

Am I right in thinking the airport won't be dry? I fly at 0300ish on 23rd and really enjoy my pre-flight drinks. :ohmy:

Airport is never dry, fill yer boots!

Scamp Dec 17th 2015 5:34 am

Re: Bad news. Dry 23rd Dec
 

Originally Posted by NorthernLad (Post 11815958)
Airport is never dry, fill yer boots!

That's what I thought and was hoping for. :thumbsup:

OriginalSunshine Dec 17th 2015 9:33 am

Re: Bad news. Dry 23rd Dec
 
One of the things I love about having moved to Malaysia: I get the 24th off, AND the 25th, for both birthdays :D


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