It’s a five-day holiday for government employees…

The UAE government has declared the public sector will enjoy days off from Sunday, August 19 to Thursday, August 23 for Eid Al Adha.

This means it’s essentially a nine-day holiday, if you count the Friday-Saturday weekends before and after Eid.

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Work will resume on Sunday, August 26.

The holiday for the private sector is yet to be announced. However, it’s likely the private sector will enjoy Tuesday, August 21 to Thursday, August 23 off.

We’ll update you as soon as we know for sure…

What is Eid Al Adha?

This holiday honours Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail, which is why goats are symbolically sacrificed over this period. It is separate from Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.

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