UAE announces Eid Al Adha Holidays
By Emaratiya On 5 Sep, 2016 At 06:19 PM | Categorized As Holiday, News, UAE Info | No Comments

UAE announces Eid Al Adha Holidays – Emaratiya Women's Magazine

The announcement was made in a circular issued by Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Emiratisation and Human Resources.

The Eid Al Adha holiday for private sector workers in the UAE will be three days long, from September 11 to September 13, it was announced on Sunday afternoon.

Ghobash seized the opportunity to extend his greetings on this occasion to President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the UAE, the government, and Emiratis and residents.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation also announced the dates on Twitter.

Earlier in the day, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid announced via a tweet that public sector workers would enjoy a week-long holiday, beginning on September 11.

Work will resume on Sunday, 18 September, Shaikh Mohammad said following a Cabinet meeting.

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority also announced on Sunday that schools will be closed for Eid Al Adha holidays from September 11 to 15 and will reopen on September 18.

Earlier it was reported that the first day of Eid Al Adha will fall on September 12 this year.

Eid Al Adha comes one day after Muslim pilgrims stand on Mount Arafat in the outskirts of Makkah in western Saudi Arabia as part of their pilgrimage.

Accordingly, Friday, September 2, will be the last day of the Hijri month of Dhu Al Qa’da and Saturday, September 3, will mark the beginning of the lunar month of Dhu Al Hijja.

The ascent of Arafat is the first event associated with the five-day Haj.


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