Next week is set to be a four-day weekend, as the Eid Al Adha holiday dates for those in the UAE private sector have been announced.

Confirming the holiday dates for the private sector on Twitter, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation stated, “from 9 to 12 Dhu al-Hijjah 1441, will be paid holidays for all employees working in the private sector, on the occasion of Arafat day and Eid Al Adha”.

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The long weekend will begin next Thursday, July 30 to Sunday, August 2, with employees returning to work on Monday, August 3.


On Wednesday, per an announcement from the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, the holiday dates for Eid Al Adha for those who work in the public sector were confirmed, which are the same for those who work in the private sector.  the UAE have been announced.

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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