It’s going to be an extra-long weekend…

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has announced that Eid Al Adha and Arafat day will fall on Dhu Al-Hijjah 9 until Dhu Al-Hijjah 12, 1442. These dates correspond to Monday, July 19 2021 to Thursday, July 22 2021.

It stated that official working hours will resume on Sunday, July 25, 2021.

The confirmation was first announced for the public sector but was later confirmed for the private sector as well. As per the direction of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE both the private and public sectors are now granted equal holiday days every year.

This means that the UAE will enjoy a relaxing six day-long weekend for those who have a two-day weekend.

What is Eid Al Adha? According to tradition, Eid Al Adha is held to honour Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son, after being instructed to do so by God. Prophet Ibrahim told his son of the dream, and the son then told his father to follow the order. But God intervened, sending a sheep to take his son’s place.

After Eid Al Adha, there are more holidays the UAE can expect. Here’s a list… 

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