Six days of free parking in Abu Dhabi for Eid Al Adha

Motorists can park their vehicle without having to pay over the holiday

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Abu Dhabi transport officials have announced free parking across the city for six days over Eid Al Adha.

Motorists won’t have to fork out for parking from Sunday, August 19, until 7.59am on Saturday, August 25, the Department of Transport announced.

Transport chiefs are urging motorists not to park their vehicles in prohibited areas and not to block traffic flow.

It comes as Eid Al Adha is expected to fall on August 21.

Public sector workers will get a bumper break in honour of the important holiday.

They will get the whole working week off from August 19 to August 24, meaning in effect they will get a nine-day break.

Private sector workers are due to get three days off work, from Monday, August 20, to Wednesday, August 22.

However, some companies are choosing to move the dates to allow workers to have a long weekend.

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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