Eid Al Adha Holidays: Private sector employees to be off for 3 days?

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Eid in October; UAE government staff to enjoy 6 days holidays

The UAE private sector staff can look forward to a three-day paid leave.

Eid Al Adha holidays in October are to begin, according to Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (Iacad), on Monday, October 14 – the Waqfat Arafat day.

They will, thus, be off from October 14, Monday until Wednesday, the 16th.

Private sector employees will return to work on Thursday, the 17th.

Government Holidays

The government and federal institutions in the UAE are likely to enjoy a six-day holiday for Eid Al Adha in October.

Eid holidays will begin from October 14, Monday until Saturday the 19th, according to a calendar prepared by Iacad.

The holiday includes the day of Waqfat Arafat – the day before Eid Al Adha which will fall on (Monday) – followed by three days of Eid and a Friday-Saturday weekend.

Thus, government and federal institution staff can look forward to a six-day holiday in October. They will return to work on October 20.


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