UAE really cares for its people, and our
rulers are giving more than 1,000 prisoners a better chance in life by
pardoning them ahead of Eid Al Adha.
1,000 prisoners released ahead of Eid Al Adha
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE ordered the release of 669 prisoners, followed by Emir of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has pardoned 430 prisoners in the city, and Ras Al Khaimah’s Ruler, His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasim is freeing 208 prisoners in time for the auspicious occasion of Eid Al Adha.
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3,000+ prisoners pardoned during Eid Al Fitr last May
President Sheikh Khalifa ordered the release of 3,000 prisoners and agreed to settle their debts during Eid Al Fitr last May.
High chances of a four-day public holiday
UAE typically follows Saudi Arabia’s moon sighting committee. Last Thursday, they spotted the Dhu Al Hijjah moon, confirming Arafat Day falls on Saturday, 10th August, following a four-day Eid Al Adha break from Sunday, 11th-Wednesday, 14th August.
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Four more public holidays after Eid Al Adha
Hijri Islamic New Year: Sunday, 1st September UAE Commemoration Day: Sunday, 1st December UAE’s 48th National Day: Monday, 2nd to Tuesday, 3rd December