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Dry Night Has Been Announced Ahead Of Eid Al Adha

Notice: It’s a dry night next week from 19th August ahead of Eid Al Adha. In case if you’ve made plans to a cafe or a bar, you’d have to cancel and make new ones elsewhere.

Dry night on 19th August

From 6:30 pm on Sunday, 19th August to 7:30 pm, 20th August, the city will be dry, marking the start of the Eid Al Adha holidays. After the dry night, it’s going to a week full of celebrations across the city as Dubai’s tourism-dedicated website, Visit Dubai released a list of celebrations going on throughout the week, so get ready residents! There’s going to be a lot of fireworks, concerts and discounts on family attractions.

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Week-long holidays for the public sector

Public sector employees will get a week-long break from 19th August to 23rd August followed by the weekend this Eid Al Adha, as reported by UAE’s official news agency, WAM, in line with a directive by UAE Cabinet. What’s more, the announcement came in right after when the Saudi Supreme Court confirmed the Islamic month of Dhu Al Hijjah begins on 12th August, meaning that Eid Al Adha falls on 21st August.

Private sector holidays are yet to be confirmed

Holiday period for the private sector is yet to be announced but according to Visit Abu Dhabi, the holidays begin with Arafat Day on 20th August, followed by Eid Al Adha holidays from 21th August to 24th August, followed by the weekend. In Saudi Arabia, authorities announced that it will be a nine-days long holiday, from 17th August to 26th August.

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