The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has issued a circular to all of the city’s hotels and restaurants advising them to observe dry night as of 6.30pm on Friday, 9 August to 7.30pm on Saturday, 10 August.
Marking the occasion of Arafat Day, the dry night restricts hotels and restaurants from serving alcohol and host any entertainment events in between the specified time.
Arafat Day is the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage and the day after is the first day of the major Islamic holiday of Eid Al Adha.
This year for the public and private sector, the Eid Al Adha holiday will begin on Saturday, 10 August until Tuesday, 13 August. Work will resume on Wednesday, 14 August.