Official holidays announced for Eid al-Adha in the UAE

It’s a five-day break for public and private sector workers

Official holidays announced for Eid al-Adha in the UAE

The official holiday dates for Eid al-Adha have been confirmed.

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources have confirmed that employees in the public and private sector will receive the same holiday’s this year.

Employees will be entitled to a holiday between Saturday August 10 and Tuesday August 13.

A four day holiday has been announced but the first day falls on a Saturday so many workers will enjoy three days off work and a five-day weekend.

Workers will then return to their job from Wednesday August 14.

As previously mentioned, there will be three days off for Eid al-Adha, one for Islamic New Year, one for Commemoration Day and two for UAE national Day.

Here's a provisional list of the country's public holidays for 2019 so you know what to look out for.

Friday August 9-Tuesday August 13: Arafat Day and Eid al-Adha
Sunday September 1: Hijri (Islamic New Year)
Sunday December 1: UAE Commemoration Day
Monday December 2-Tuesday December 3: UAE National Day

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