UAE mosques to host Friday prayers, sermons after 1.15pm

This came as the UAE announced a two-and-a-half-day weekend

  
Minarets on a mosque are seen behind the booming real estate projects on the Sheikh Zayed highway in Dubai, October 27, 2008.

Minarets on a mosque are seen behind the booming real estate projects on the Sheikh Zayed highway in Dubai, October 27, 2008.

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Mosques in the UAE will host Friday sermons and prayers after 1.15pm throughout the year. This will come into effect from January 1, 2022.

This came as the UAE announced a two-and-a-half-day weekend.

According to the UAE Government Media Office, Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday will form the new weekend. All Federal government departments will move to the new weekend from 2022.

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