Eid Al Adha Holidays in October: Will the Private Sector Get Three Days Off?

Eid Al Adha Holidays in October: Will the Private Sector Get Three Days Off?

25 Aug 2013

While the public sector is expected to enjoy six days of holiday, number of days off for private sector still to be confirmed

Will the UAE private sector staff have three days off this Eid Al Adha? As per the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (Iacad),  Eid Al Adha holidays in October will start on Monday 14 October (the day of Waqfat Arafat), which will be the start of the holiday, until Wednesday 16 October. Thursday 17 October is likely to be a working day.

Government and federal companies in the UAE are likely to enjoy a six-day holiday for Eid Al Adha in October. For them, Eid holidays will begin from Monday 14 October and go on until Saturday 19 October, as per Iacad's calendar. They will return to work on Sunday October 20.

Watch this space for updates and confirmation on Eid Al Adha holidays in October.