Staff Report

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) has announced the Eid Al Adha holidays for the private and public sector in the UAE.

Arafat Day will be observed on 9 Dhu Al Hijjah 1440 and Eid Al Adha will be celebrated on 10, 11, and 12 of the Islamic month, says FAHR

The private sector will also benefit from the four-day holiday in August, says the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE).

On its official Twitter account, FAHR confirmed that Arafat Day will be observed on 9 Dhu Al Hijjah 1440 and Eid Al Adha will be celebrated on 10, 11, and 12 of the Islamic month.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) also confirmed that the private sector will benefit from the four-day holiday in August.

The announcement was made in a circular issued by Nasser Bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of MOHRE.

The circular was issued in accordance with the decision of the UAE Cabinet earlier this year, which approved national holidays for the year 2019-2020, and granted the private sector the same number of holidays as the public sector.

The ninth day of Dhu Al Hijjah, the month in the Islamic calendar, corresponds to Arafat Day while Eid takes place on the 10th day.

Dhu Al Hijjah is the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar and marks the date for the pilgrimage to Makkah.

Sunday, August 11 will be the first day of Eid Al Adha, Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has announced. – abdulbasit@theuaenews.com

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