UAE has confirmed that from March 10 to 11, residents will observe dry nights, meaning strict rules will be applicable across all bars and restaurants in the country.
UAE will be dry from 6pm on Wednesday March 10 until Thursday March 11 at 7pm.
Citing the regulations issued by the Department of Tourism and Archeology in Umm Al Quwain, bars and restaurants are prohibited from serving alcohol. Music and entertainment should also temporarily stop, and alcohol stores are not allowed to serve residents or tourists.
The circular was sent to all hotels in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain ahead of the Islamic holiday Israa Wal Miraj, which falls on March 11. The event is annually observed on the 27th day of the Islamic month of Rajab.
Residents, however, should not expect a public holiday.