The holiday dates for Eid Al Adha for those who work in the public sector in the UAE have been announced.


Per an announcement from the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, those who work in ministries and federal entities will receive a long weekend from Thursday, July 30 to Sunday, August 2, with work resuming on Monday, August 3.

Holidays for the private sector are yet to be confirmed but will be announced by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE).

While Eid Al Adha is likely to fall on Friday, July 31, the official date is dependent on the sighting of the moon.

The rest of the UAE public holidays for 2020:

Islamic New Year

A couple of weeks later it’s the Hijri New Year. Falling on Muharram 1, it’s expected to take place on Wednesday, August 19 or Thursday, August 20.

The Prophet’s Birthday

The Prophet Mohammed’s birthday will fall on the 12 of the Hijri month of Rabi Al Awwal, which will coincide with Wednesday, October 28, or Thursday, October 29.

Commemoration Day and National Day

To close out 2020, those in the UAE will have another three-day break to look forward to with Commemoration Day, Tuesday, December 1, and National Day, Wednesday, December 2, with a day off also on Thursday, December 3.

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