Public sector workers in the UAE will get one week off (and nine days in total with two weekends) to celebrate Eid Al Adha this year, it has been declared.
The Eid holidays will begin on Sunday, September 11, UAE Prime Minister and Vice President and Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced on Twitter following a cabinet meeting.
Government sector workers will resume work on Sunday, September 18.
ترأست اليوم اجتماعا لمجلس الوزراء اعتمدنا خلاله اجازة عيد الأضحى من الأحد 11 سبتمبر ويستأنف الدوام الأحد 18 سبتمبر ..وكل عام وشعبنا بألف خير
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) September 4, 2016
Holiday dates have also been announced for the private sector.
Media reports in Saudi Arabia in recent days had suggested Eid would fall on September 12.
Eid Al Adha falls the day after Arafat Day when Muslim pilgrims stand on Mount Arafat as part of their Hajj pilgrimage.