It’s a three-day holiday for most of us in the UAE…

The UAE has announced a three-day holiday for the private sector to celebrate Eid Al Adha.

Private sector workers will be off from Monday, August 20 until Wednesday, August 22, returning to work on Thursday, August 23.

Our picks: 5 travel ideas for Eid Al Adha

Earlier this week it was announced that government employees in the UAE will enjoy a week-long holiday from Sunday, August 19 to Thursday, August 23.

Here are the rest of the holidays to look forward to this year…


Hijri, or Islamic New Year, is set to be observed on Wednesday, September 12, giving us a mid-week day off.

Milad Un Nabi

Milad Un Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), will likely be observed on Wednesday, November 21.

Commemoration Day & National Day

Commemoration Day falls on Friday, November 30, while National Day falls on Sunday, December 2. The holidays may be combined, so it’s likely we’ll just get the Sunday off. But this still means a three-day weekend!

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