Eid Al Adha 2017 is set to happen next weekend and the public sector will have a holiday break starting August 31 (Thursday) to September 3 (Sunday). Work is set to resume on September 4, Monday. This means that government employees will have a total of 4 days break from work and is a long weekend for them.
The Islamic calendar is based on the moon sighting and Eid Al Adha holidays usually begin a day before Eid, on the day of Arafat.
The holidays for the private sector have NOT been announced. We will keep you posted for updates.
UPDATE on Eid Holiday for UAE Private Sector:
Eid Holidays for private sector employees have been announced. August 31 will be a holiday break and work is set to resume on September 3, 2017 (Sunday). This means that private company employees will have a 3-day break.
Just to repeat the holidays for both sectors:
- Public/Government Employees – will have a holiday from August 31 to September 3 (work to resume on September 4).
- Private Company Employees – will have a holiday from August 31 to September 2 (work to resume on September 3).
Please be guided.