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Public holiday 8th March

Old Feb 25th 2009, 1:30 pm
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Default Public holiday 8th March

According to Gulf News Sunday 8th is holiday:

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Government/10289319.html

So back to the usual question for times like this...what night is dry???

Normally I'm not too bothered, but I imagine the atmosphere at the RWC 7s may take a hit if they stop serving late afternoon Saturday.
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Old Feb 25th 2009, 1:32 pm
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According to Gulf News Sunday 8th is holiday:

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Government/10289319.html

So back to the usual question for times like this...what night is dry???

Normally I'm not too bothered, but I imagine the atmosphere at the RWC 7s may take a hit if they stop serving late afternoon Saturday.
...well..if it's a religious holiday (which it is), then usually the night before is dry - i.e., Saturday !
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Default Re: Public holiday 8th March

Only the public sector (ie.government) will be getting Sunday off it seems.
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By the way on Sunday 8th March the History Channel is premiering its program "Evolve" (don't know what time)...all about evolution. Good viewing for Beardman and Jacquie77 etc
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Originally Posted by Shadya View Post
Only the public sector (ie.government) will be getting Sunday off it seems.
how do you know that?
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how do you know that?
The article doesn't mention the private sector, that's why.
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The article doesn't mention the private sector, that's why.
It actually mentions public sector...
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Old Feb 25th 2009, 3:10 pm
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Default Re: Public holiday 8th March

Originally Posted by Shadya View Post
Only the public sector (ie.government) will be getting Sunday off it seems.
Everyone is off for prophets birthday as far as I know. DIC will be...just takes time for places to announce the exact day.
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no i am sure this is one that everyone is treated the same
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Default Re: Public holiday 8th March

Originally Posted by Shadya View Post
The article doesn't mention the private sector, that's why.
Every holiday i've looked previously for on GN only ever mentions public sector. Have faith....
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my children's school have said 9 march is the holiday...?

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
my children's school have said 9 march is the holiday...?

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Yea Monday 9th March is the holiday on my "Noddy's Islamic Calendar 2009".
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Default Re: Public holiday 8th March

Prophet (PBUH - you've all forgotten that bit)'s b-day is Monday 9th but for once they are showing some thoughtfulness and insight and are giving us the Sunday off instead so we can make a long weekend of it. Bars are usually shut from 6pm the night before, but whether that will be Saturday night (ie before the holiday) or Sunday night (ie before the actual day of celebration) who knows?
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Originally Posted by MacScot View Post
It actually mentions public sector...
Yes I can read too! But the vast majority of expats are employed in the private sector.
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Prophet (PBUH - you've all forgotten that bit)'s b-day is Monday 9th but for once they are showing some thoughtfulness and insight and are giving us the Sunday off instead so we can make a long weekend of it. Bars are usually shut from 6pm the night before, but whether that will be Saturday night (ie before the holiday) or Sunday night (ie before the actual day of celebration) who knows?
great stuff, I'll be on a dhow boat in dibba on the saturday, merrily drinking lovely cold berr, enjoying the sun and having a good swim.....
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