Dates for Eid Al Adha holidays in the UAE announced
It’s been a great year for the celebratory calendar this year in the UAE, with 2019 being the first to combine the holidays of both public and private sectors.
For Eid Al Fitr most people got a full five days of holiday, and now there’s Eid Al Ahda dates to look forward to.
The official holiday dates for Eid Al Adha have dropped; employees will be given a holiday between Saturday August 10 and Tuesday August 13.
The four day holiday’s first day falling on a Saturday means that many workers will enjoy three days off and a five-day weekend.
Everyone will return back to work on Wednesday August 14.
Eid Al Adha, or Festival of the Sacrifice, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, the first being Eid Al Fitr, in which we all got a week long holiday.
Here's a list of the country's public holidays for 2019 so you know when to book your mini-breaks:
Friday August 9-Monday August 12: Arafat Day and Eid Al-Adha
Sunday September 1: Hijri (Islamic New Year)
Sunday December 1: UAE Commemoration Day
Monday December 2-Tuesday December 3: UAE National Day