Team shortlist18 Aug 2016 AT 10:29 AM

It could be a 5-day break for Eid Al Adha in UAE

4 or 5 days off likely for private sector workers
Team shortlist18 Aug 2016 AT 10:29 AM
It could be a 5-day break for Eid Al Adha in UAE

Eid Al Adha is around the corner as August comes to an end. If you’re planning a holiday or staycation during the break, you may be wondering how many days you’ll have off.

The Islamic calendar is based on the moon sighting, so the official days off won’t be announced until then. The UAE and Saudi Arabia’s moon-sighting committees are reported to be meeting on September 1 to announce Eid dates.

However, this is what we know so far. The Eid Al Adha holiday starts the day before Eid on the day of Arafat. If Arafat Day falls on Sunday September 11, then those working in the private sector will be off work from Friday September 9 until Tuesday September 13, including the two-day weekend, returning to work on Wednesday. Arafat Day could also fall on Saturday September 10, which would mean private sector workers would be off work until Monday September 12, returning to work on Tuesday.

As for public sector workers, it could be a six-day break from work, from September 9 until 14.

We’ll let you know as soon as the Eid Al Adha break is confirmed.

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