UAE: 4 emirates announce Eid Al Adha holidays for public sector employees

Earlier, Mohre had announced holidays for private sector employees

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Published: Sun 9 Jun 2024, 9:33 AM

Last updated: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 9:58 PM

The local governments of four emirates — Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajma and Sharjah — have announced the paid holiday dates for the public sector.

Both Abu Dhabi and Dubai governments will be off from Saturday, June 15, until Tuesday, June 18, with official work resuming on Wednesday, June 19.


According to the holiday circular, exceptions apply to authorities, departments, and institutions whose employees work in shifts or are involved in public service or the management of public facilities. These organisations will set working hours for these employees based on operational needs to maintain the smooth operation of their facilities during the holiday period.

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Ajman authorities have also confirmed the Eid Al Adha holidays for the emirate's government employees. The break will be from Saturday, June 15, to Tuesday, June 18.

Official working hours will resume on Wednesday, June 19, according to the Ajman Government's Human Resources Departm

Sharjah's public sector employees will get a five-day break, with the June 15 to 18 holidays combined with the Friday weekend.

The Federal Authority of Human Resources had announced that the dates of the holidays for the public sector will be from Saturday, June 15, until Tuesday June 18.

Holidays for the private sector will be from Saturday, June 15, to Tuesday, June 18, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (Mohre) was announced after the crescent of the month of Dhul Hijjah 1445 was photographed from Abu Dhabi on Friday, June 7.

Arafah Day, the holiest day in Islam marked on Dhul Hijjah 9, falls on June 15 — while the three-day Eid Al Adha holiday (Dhul Hijjah 10 to 12) will officially be marked on June 16 to 18. Thus, the break is four days long.

Eid Al Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, is an important Islamic holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. During Eid Al Adha, Muslims traditionally sacrifice an animal, typically a sheep, goat, cow, or camel, and distribute the meat among family, friends, and those in need. It is a time of prayer, reflection, and charitable giving, bringing communities together to celebrate faith and generosity.

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