UAE Announces Official Holiday for Eid Al-Adha 2021

Following the religious month of Ramadan and the festivities that take place during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, Islamic countries such as the UAE and in most parts of the Middle East are now gearing for yet another special time of sacrifice for believers of the faith – the Eid Al-Adha.

The Eid Al-Adha, which roughly translates to the “festival of sacrifice”, commemorates Ibrahim and his willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail for Allah. The event pays tribute to how Ismail was happy to oblige before Allah sends his angel, Jibra’il, to inform Ibrahim that he has already accepted the sacrifice from his heart.

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[Announcement] 2021 Eid Al-Adha Holidays in UAE

In reference to this important Islamic tradition, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced on Thursday (July 11), that the Eid al-Adha holiday for ministries and federal bodies will begin on the 19th July 2021.

Below is the Tweet from FAHR_UAE:

The Eid Al Adha holiday for federal ministries and entities will begin on Monday, 19th July (Day of Arafat), and will end on Thursday, 22nd July, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced on Sunday.

In a circular, the authority said that work for all federal ministries and entities will resume on Sunday, 25th July.

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The authority also greeted President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates; and the people of the UAE and Arab and Islamic countries on the occasion.

As a gentle reminder, those who will be required to work during this holiday period will be entitled to receive special rates applied for work during holidays, as sanctioned by the UAE Labour Law. Be sure to check with your employer should you be required to work during these dates, or on any public holiday for that matter.


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