| 24 April 2024, Wednesday |

Eid al-Adha holiday announced for UAE federal workers

Federal government employees in the United Arab Emirates will enjoy a long weekend for the Eid-al-Adha holiday, according to officials.

The holiday will be from Friday, July 8, through Monday, July 11, with work starting again on Tuesday, July 12, according to the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, according to the Emirates news agency (WAM).

Earlier this week it was announced that the first day of Eid al-Adha will begin on July 9 following the sighting of the crescent moon in Saudi Arabia at the Tamir observatory, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported, citing the Kingdom’s Supreme Court.

The five-day Muslim holiday of sacrifice falls during the lunar month of Dhu Al-Hijjah, which begins on June 30, marking the month when the Hajj pilgrimage takes place.

Hajj will start on July 6 through July 10, with Arafat Day falling on July 8, according to the Supreme Court’s statement.

  • alarabiya