Eid Al Adha holidays for private sector workers announced

Employees will get three days off for the important holiday

Eid Al Adha holidays for private sector workers announced
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UAE officials have announced the Eid Al Adha holidays for private sector workers.

Those employed by private companies should get three days off, from Monday August 20 to Wednesday August 22.

The declaration has been made by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

It comes as Eid Al Adha is expected to fall on August 22.

Earlier this week, it was declared public sector workers will get the whole week off, essentially giving them a nine-day break.

The private sector declaration dashes hopes of some people who had anticipated a five-day weekend.

But companies can still decide to alter the dates to do that, so all is not lost.

Eid Al Adha, which is also known at the Festival of Sacrifice, falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic calendar.

If you’re looking for ideas on a short getaway over Eid, we’ve got you covered.

Check out these five tips for awesome and affordable foreign breaks.

There's plenty of things happening at home, too.

For instance, there are three days of celebrations at Yas Marina, with lots of food, fireworks and fun for all the family.

Or you can celebrate with five days of family fun at Cascade Dining.

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