Eid holidays announced for UAE private sector

The dates for the break have been revealed by the The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation

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Private sector holidays for Eid al-Adha have been announced in the UAE – and it looks like next week could be a short one.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation said the break will last from Monday August 20 until Wednesday August 22.

It comes after Saudi Arabia sighted the Zul Hijjah moon on Saturday August 11.

Meanwhile, public sector workers will get a holiday from Sunday August 19 to Thursday August 23 following a declaration by the UAE cabinet.

Many people use Eid al-Adha as a chance to spend quality time with family, while others look to travel.

If you’re looking for inspiration for a last-minute holiday abroad, check out our top tips here.

Eid al-Adha, falls on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic calendar.

In celebration there will be several events going on throughout the city, including fireworks. It’s also worth remembering that from 6.30pm on Sunday until 7.30pm on Monday, the city will be dry.

This Eid, there’ll be two sets of dazzling firework displays over two consecutive days at Dubai Festival City Mall.

The displays are provisionally planned for Wednesday August 22 and Thursday August 23 (subject to the Eid announcement) and will take place at 9.30pm and 10.30pm on both days at Festival Bay.

From Wednesday August 22 until Saturday August 25 there will also be roaming entertainment throughout the mall with street entertainers roving around showing off their best moves.

There will also be fireworks at The Beach, La Mer and Al Seef to celebrate Eid.

The three popular waterfront spots will all be putting on special fireworks to mark the occasion. The fireworks will take place at 8.30pm at The Beach, 9pm at Al Seef and 9.30pm at La Mer each evening from Tuesday August 21 until Thursday 23.

So whether you’re dining or wandering around at Festival City, the beachfront, or the Creek you’ll be able to catch a pretty stunning show.

For more on Dubai’s public holidays check out our full list.

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