UAE announces Eid al-Adha holidays for workers

Ministry of Labour reveals dates for paid leave for both public and private sector staff in UAE
The annual celebration of Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of the 12th and final Islamic month
By Andy Sambidge
Mon 31 Oct 2011 05:32 PM

The UAE on Monday announced details of the Eid al-Adha holidays for employees in both the public and private sectors.

Private sector employees will get a break from Saturday until Monday, according to a circular issued by the UAE Ministry of Labour.

The circular issued by Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labour, said workers in the UAE's private sector will get paid leave from November 5-7, state news agency WAM reported.

Ministries and federal institutions across the UAE will observe Eid-al-Adha holidays from Saturday until Tuesday, giving public sector workers an extra day off.

Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, the UAE's Minister of Education issued a circular giving details of public sector paid leave in his capacity as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources.

The annual celebration of Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of the 12th and final Islamic month – Dhu al-Hijjah. During the ‘festival of sacrifice’, Muslims honour the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) to sacrifice everything for his religion, including his own son Ismael.

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