The world is a fast-moving place and for proof look no further than Dubai where you can now order your Eid Al Adha sacrifice by app.
The Eid Sacrifice – Udhiyah app has now been launched in Dubai. And it means you can make your order and maintain social distancing.
“This eliminates the need for them to physically visit charity centres, thereby maintaining safety and security through social distancing,” Wesam Lootah, chief executive of Smart Dubai said.
There are plenty of options. You can make donations for a whole sacrificial sheep or just a quarter. A whole sheep costs AED780.
Sacrifices are a large part of the Eid Al Adha festival which starts next week on July 20.
The meat is traditionally shared between family, friends and the underprivileged.
You can find the details as part of the DubaiNow app.
private sector holiday dates confirmed for Eid Al Adha
Holiday dates for the upcoming Eid Al Adha break have been confirmed by the UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
And the good news is we have a four day holiday coming up for private sector employees in the country.
The Eid holiday dates run from July 19 until July 22. And the ministry confirmed the UAE holiday dates will start on 9th Dhu Al Hijjah (Day of Arafat) which is Monday, 19th July. And they’ll end on Thursday, 22nd July.
The four days holiday are paid for all workers, establishments and companies.