UAE public sector workers will receive four days off for the Eid al-Adha holidays from Thursday, July 30, to Sunday, August 2, announced authorities on Thursday.
The Eid al-Adha dates will ensure public sector employees have a long weekend break at the end of July, with work resuming on Monday, August 3.
Eid al-Adha is celebrated by Muslims around the world one day after the annual Hajj pilgrimage ends. It also commemorates the day prophet Ibrahim was willing to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.
UAE authorities had previously announced that Eid al-Adha prayers should be performed at home due to the threat of the virus spreading in crowds.
The UAE dates were announced on Twitter by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources.
Eid al-Adha holiday for Federal Entities: 4 Days from Thursday, July 30th to Sunday, August 2nd— FAHR (@FAHR_UAE) July 22, 2020
and to be resumed work on Monday, August 3rd pic.twitter.com/lsnrXdXEIt
No announcement had been made for private sector workers from the UAE as of Thursday morning.