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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 14 December 2018

Hotels and restaurants to be dry as UAE marks Eid Al Adha

Alcohol will not be available in Dubai on Sunday and Monday

Hotels and restaurants in Dubai will not serve alcohol on Monday evening and Tuesday during the day. Ryan Carter / The National
Hotels and restaurants in Dubai will not serve alcohol on Monday evening and Tuesday during the day. Ryan Carter / The National

Hotels and restaurants in Dubai will refrain from selling alcohol on Sunday and Monday as the UAE marks the Islamic holiday of Eid Al Adha.

Restrictions will be in place from 6.30pm on Sunday until 7.30pm on Monday, according to a circular issued by Dubai Tourism.

However, licensed bars and restaurants in Abu Dhabi will be allowed to serve as normal, according to managers.

The public sector has been given a week-long break for the Eid Al Adha holiday this year, lasting from Sunday, August 19, to Thursday, August 23.

Employees of ministries and federal departments will resume work on August 26, after the regular Friday-Saturday weekend.

The official holiday for the private sector begins on Monday, and ends on Wednesday, August 22, with employees returning to work on Thursday.

A number of private sector companies have given their employees a longer break during the upcoming Eid Al Adha holiday by tying the days off to the following weekend.

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