Eid Holiday 2017 UAE

It’s Confirmed: Eid Al Adha Will Begin On September 1

It might be time to start planning your staycations and weekend getaways because Eid Al Adha has been confirmed to begin on Friday, September 1. Will it be a 3-day or 4-day weekend for the UAE Private Sector? We’re still waiting to find out.

The government announced Wednesday that public sector employees will get two working days off from Thursday, August 31 until Monday, September 4 when work resumes.

The news comes from the Saudi Supreme Court following the sighting of the crescent moon on Tuesday. Thursday, August 31 will mark Arafat Day and it’s highly likely to be a holiday for everyone across the UAE.

If the government decides to combine Arafat Day with Eid Al Adha for the private sector, it could mean a 4-day weekend.

insydo will be updating you once things are confirmed – stay tuned!