Eid Al Adha holidays in 2016 is expected to fall on September 9-13 and UAE residents could have a possible 5-day break (including the weekend). The Islamic calendar is based on the moon sighting and according to a report from Emirates 24/7, Eid Al Adha holidays usually begin a day before Eid, on the day of Arafat.
If the day of Arafat will be on September 11 – Sunday, then the private sector could have a 5-day break (including the weekend) from 9 September 9-13. But if the day of Arafat will be on Saturday, 10 September, then it will possibly be just a four-day break (including the weekend) from 9 September 9-12.
Note: Please be advised that information posted in this article is NOT yet final as the outcome is based on the sighting of the moon. The goal is to inform everyone of an expected holiday, but this is not yet official.
Eid Al Adha 2016 Celebration: Possible Long Weekend Break for UAE Residents
Eid Al-Adha means the Festival of the Sacrifice and is the second of two Eid Holidays (the first one being Eid Al Fitr – Festival of Breaking of the Fast). Eid Al Adha celebrates the willingness of Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his only son and this feast also marks the end of the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.
Private Sector Holiday on Eid Al Adha
Those working in private companies, employees could possibly to get a 5-day break from 9-13 September 2016.
Public Sector Holiday on Eid Al Adha
Those working in government offices, employees could possibly get a 6-day break from 9-14 September 2016.
This year, public sector employees were able to get 9-day break during the Eid Al Fitr celebration, while the private sector got a 4-day break.
This is great news to those who are planning a vacation so kindly stay tuned until we get the final updates. We will keep you posted.
Other News Sources:
Emirates 24/7 – http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/eid-al-adha-holidays-5-day-break-likely-for-uae-private-sector-2016-08-17-1.639329
Gulf Business – http://gulfbusiness.com/uae-workers-get-five-days-off-eid-al-adha/#.V7R0QZh975I