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Eid Al Adha holidays in UAE announced

Haseeb Haider
Filed on September 5, 2016 | Last updated on September 5, 2016 at 07.02 am
Eid Al Adha holidays in UAE announced

Offices for the public sector will resume on September 18.

Eid Al Adha holidays in UAE for the public sector will be from September 11 to September 17, and offices will resume from September 18, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai announced on Twitter today.

Last week, the UAE government announced that the festival of Eid will be observed on September 12 after the Zul Hijjah crescent was not sighted in Saudi Arabia.

Also read: Long Eid Al Adha break for Dubai students, schools closed during Sept 11-15

Private sector would have three holidays from September 11-13 on the occasion of Haj and Eid Al Adha, an announcement said.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has declared Sunday, September 11th, 2016 a public holiday to observe Haj or Arafa and Eid -Al -Adha, private sector employees will have a three-day holidays till Tuesday, September 13th.

Following Article No. 74 of the Federal Law No.8 of 1980 concerning labour relations, Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation declared a three days holiday, combining both occasions, Arafa Day and Eid Al Adha.

The Minister sent his sincere regards to His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan UAE President and His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and their Highnesses Rulers of the seven Emirates.

Ghobash congratulated the people of the UAE and the residents on this occasion, wishing the UAE, all Arab and Islamic nations more pride, glory, further progress and prosperity.

haseeb@khaleejtimes.com

Also read: Dubai gears up for Eid Al Adha celebrations

Also read: Du launches special roaming rates for Haj season

 






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