UAE announces a private sector holiday for the six-day Eid Al Adha holiday
In honour of Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha, the Ministry of Human Resources declared a public vacation for the commercial sector from June 27 to June 30.
The official Eid Al Adha holidays for the private sector have been declared by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MoHRE) of the United Arab Emirates. Employees will be given a four-day holiday to observe Eid Al Adha, commonly known as the festival of sacrifice, and Arafat Day, the most sacred day in Islam.
According to the government, the vacation will last from Tuesday, June 27, to Friday, June 30, or Dhul Hijjah 9, through Dhul Hijjah 12, in the Hijri calendar of Islam. For individuals with a Saturday-Sunday weekend, the break becomes a six-day break. On July 3, employees will return to their places of employment.
This year's longest paid vacation will be this one. Residents must only report to work on Monday, June 26, before taking the rest of the week off after the weekend before Eid holiday. To make the vacation nine days long, some people are skipping Monday.
The holiday occurs right before the UAE's two-month summer break. For locals, this means additional possibilities for vacation.
The first day of Dhu Al-Hijjah is Monday, according to Saudi Arabia's announcement on Sunday, and Eid Al-Adha is scheduled to happen on Wednesday, June 28. The first day of Eid Al Adha will be on Wednesday, June 28, while Arafat Day will be on Tuesday, June 27, according to a Saudi Supreme Court announcement distributed by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
Every Muslim is required to make the Haj pilgrimage to Makkah in Saudi Arabia at least once in their lifetime, if they are physically able. It is one of Islam's five pillars.