x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Eid Al Adha may offer UAE workers six-day holiday

The Eid holidays will start with Arafat Day, scheduled for October 14, followed by three days of Eid, according to a calendar posted by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai..

DUBAI // Eid Al Adha may offer UAE Government employees a six-day holiday.

The Eid holidays will start with Arafat Day, the day before the start of Eid Al Adha, which is scheduled for Monday, October 14.

This will be followed by three days of Eid, according to a calendar posted by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai.

If Federal ministries, public departments and institutions follow this calendar, its employees will be able to enjoy six days of holiday because of the weekend following the four days of holiday.

The Abu Dhabi Government has marked October 14 as Arafat Day and the day after as Eid Al Adha in its holiday calendar, posted on its website, but the list does not mention when the holidays will end.

The Ministry of Labour will decide how long private-sector workers will have off, but it will probably be shorter than government employees receive.

The ministry usually makes its announcement closer to the holidays.

In previous years, private-sector employees received three days off for Arafat Day and Eid, compared with four days for Government employees. Bank staff holidays are decided by the Central Bank.

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