Eid Al Adha to begin on September 11 for UAE
Public and private sector holidays to mark Eid Al Adha have been announced.
Workers in the public sector will get five days off for the religious holiday, from Sunday, September 11, and return to work on Sunday, September 18.
People in the private sector will get three days off work, returning on Wednesday, September 14.
The government sector announcements were made by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, during a Cabinet meeting on Sunday.
The private sector holiday was announced by Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, who said the three days would combine Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha.
Arafat Day, the day before Eid Al Adha, is traditionally a public holiday in the UAE.
Some 43 per cent of UAE residents are expected to travel during the Eid Al Adha break, according to a YouGov poll.
Saqr Ghobash sent his regards to the President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and their Highnesses Rulers of the seven emirates.
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Updated: September 4, 2016 04:00 AM