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Big News! Eid Al Adha Holidays For The Private Sector Are Announced

Holidays are coming up! UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) have announced the official Eid Al Adha holidays for the private sector.

The Private sector is off for three days

From next week Monday, 20th August to Wednesday, 22nd August the private sector will enjoy a total of three days off. You may want to get your week’s work done early to get one more day off because Thursday, 23rd August is a working day, followed by the weekend. The three days holiday will mark Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha.

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Week-long holidays for the public sector

How lucky! Workers at government ministries and authorities get to enjoy Eid Al Adha holidays from Sunday, 19th August to Thursday, 23rd August, followed by the weekend. The holidays were announced after the Saudi Supreme Court sighted the Zul Hijjah moon on Saturday, 11th August, meaning Eid Al Adha will fall on 21st August.

Celebrations across the city

Dubai’s tourism-dedicated website, Visit Dubai announced a lineup of celebrations and events on their website to mark Eid Al Adha. Starting with fireworks, you can witness the celebrations from Tuesday, 21st August to Thursday, 23rd August across The Beach, JBR, La Mer, Al Seef, and Festival City(on 22nd and 23rd August). Alongside, there will be concerts, headlined by Arab singing sensation Balqees Fathi, Filipino star Morissette and the Indian R&B legend, Sunidhi Chauhan.

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Dry night in Dubai next week

Save the date. Happening on 19th August next week, the city will be dry from 6:30 pm on Sunday till 7:30 pm on Monday, 20th August. However, with so many celebrations happening around the city, there’s something for everyone this Eid to enjoy and to make it a memorable one!

Next public holiday is in September

Four more public holidays remain this year and after Eid Al Adha, the next holiday will be on Tuesday, 11th September to mark the Hijri Islamic New Year. After which, the next holiday is on Tuesday, 20th November, to mark Prophet Muhammed’s(PBUH) birthday, followed by Commemoration Day on Friday, 30th November and UAE National Day on Sunday, 2nd December.

Holiday Day(s) Date(s) No. of holiday(s)
Al Isra’a Wal Mi’raj(Ascension Day) Friday 13th April 1
Eid Al-Fitr Friday and Saturday 15th and 16th June 2
Arafat Day Tuesday 21st August 1
Eid Al-Adha Wednesday and Thursday 22nd and 23rd August 2
Al Hijri-Islamic New Year Tuesday 11th September 1
Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday Tuesday 20th November 1
Commemoration Day Friday 30th November 1
UAE National Day Sunday 2nd December 1