9-day Eid break for UAE government staff; 3 days for private sector

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DUBAI — Public sector workers in the UAE will enjoy a nine-day holiday for Eid Al Adha, officials announced on Sunday.

Following a decision by the UAE Cabinet, the public sector will be off from Sunday, October 13 to Saturday, October 19, with work resuming on Sunday, October 20,according to a circular issued by Humaid Mohamed Al Qutami, Minister of Education, in his capacity as Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources.

This effectively means that government workers will enjoy a nine-day break starting Friday, October 11.Private sector workers will be off for three days, from Monday, October 14 to Wednesday, October 16, the Labor Ministry announced.

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states announced on Saturday that Eid al-Adha celebrations in the Gulf States will be on October 15. Saudi officials also announced that the Hajday when pilgrims from all across the world gather at Mount Arafat will be on October 14.

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