ABU DHABI // The Israa and Miraj public holiday will fall on Saturday, May 16, the Federal Government Human Resources Authority has announced.

As per the authority’s bylaws, those not scheduled to work will not be given a day off because the holiday falls during the weekend.

The authority congratulated President Sheikh Khalifa and the Rulers of the emirates on the occasion.

Israa and Miraj, also known as The Night Journey, refers to a two-part journey the Prophet Mohammed undertook on the 27th day of the Islamic month of Rajab, in or about the year 621.

It marks the time the Prophet Mohammed travelled from Mecca to the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem in one night.

source: thenational.ae