We noticed you're blocking ads.

Keep supporting great journalism by turning off your ad blocker.

Questions about why you are seeing this? Contact us

Font Size

- Aa +

Tue 15 Sep 2015 03:54 PM

Font Size

- Aa +

UAE announces Eid Al Adha paid holidays for workers

Public sector workers to get four days off from September 23 while private sector employees get three days

UAE announces Eid Al Adha paid holidays for workers
(Getty Images - for illustrative purposes only)

Public sector workers in the UAE will be granted a four-day holiday on the occasion of Eid Al Adha, it was announced on Tuesday.

Holidays for employees of ministries and federal government departments will be from Wednesday September 23 to Saturday September 26 with work resuming on Sunday, according to a circular issued by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources and published by news agency WAM.

Separately, the Ministry of Labour announced a three-day official paid holiday for private sector workers from Wednesday September 23 to Friday September 25.

Eid Al Adha, the latter of the two Eid holidays, normally starts on the 10th of Dhu Al Hijjah, when millions of Muslims converge on Makkah for the annual pilgrimage.

Earlier this month, it was report that the 8th edition of “Eid in Dubai — Eid Al Adha” will take place from September 17 to 26 and will include social, cultural, and entertainment activities.

Along with events such as musical concerts, theatrical and comedy shows, and shopping promotions, there will be firework displays across different parts of the city.

The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), a part of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), is the driving force behind the celebrations.

Arabian Business: why we're going behind a paywall

Real news, real analysis and real insight have real value – especially at a time like this. Unlimited access ArabianBusiness.com can be unlocked for as little as $4.75 per month. Click here for more details.