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UAE Holidays Confirmed for Eid Al Adha

Both the public and private sectors will enjoy an extra-long weekend this month

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4 August 2019

Last updated on 4 August 2019
UAE holidays for Eid Al Adha 2019

The official dates for Eid Al Adha 2019 have been confirmed.

Get ready to turn your vacation mode back ON this month, as both public and private sectors will enjoy an extra-long weekend for Eid.

Unlike Eid Al Fitr, both sectors will be getting equal days off for Eid Al Adha mid-month - in fact, we'll be enjoying a total of four days off for the occasion of the religious holiday.

Employees across the country will have holidays from Saturday 10th August, until Tuesday 13th August.

The official UAE holiday for Eid Al Adha this year was confirmed by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources at the start of the month.

Eid Al Adha means 'Festival of the Sacrifice' or 'Feast of the Sacrifice'. The Islamic holiday marks the date when the prophet Ibrahim was commanded by Allah to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, to show his devotion and obedience to God.

The Islamic holiday also marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and follows Arafat Day, which occurs just ahead of the Eid Al Adha festival.