Eid Al Adha Holidays Announced For UAE Private Sector

Here’s the news you’ve been waiting for: the UAE government has finally announced Eid Al Adha 2018 holidays for the private sector. Here are the details

Eid Al Adha holidays for private sector revealed

The UAE private sector will have Eid Al Adha holidays starting from Monday, August 20 until Wednesday, August 22… which means it’s back to work on Thursday, August 23.

While many were hoping for a long unobstructed weekend, the UAE public sector is still set to enjoy a week-long break to mark the auspicious holiday.


What is Eid Al Adha?

Eid Al Adha is a three-day festival known as the Feast of Sacrifice or ‘big Eid’. It marks the climax of the hajj, the sacred journey to Mecca undertaken by millions of Muslims each year.

Any other public holidays this summer?

The Hijri New Year is expected to fall on Tuesday, September 11, so it’s possible workers will get one day off — though we’ll have to wait on confirmation. We’ll continue updating you as official announcements are made…