Eid Al Adha 2020: UAE private sector holidays are announced

Published: 23 July 2020 - 1:14 p.m.
By: Jane O'Neill
Private sector workers are set for a long weekend break after Eid Al Adha holiday dates were confirmed on Thursday.

Employees will get four days off starting from Thursday, July 30th until Sunday, August 2nd. Work will resume on Monday, August 3rd.

The break for is in line with the holiday announced for public sector staff on Wednesday.

The break begins on Thursday, July 30th and ends on Sunday, August 2nd, with employees returning to work on Monday, August 3rd.

The Eid Al Adha holiday marks the Festival of Sacrifice. Traditions to celebrate the day include sharing food and giving money to children, but, because of COVID-19, authorities have advised against these.

Though mosques in the UAE have reopened for daily prayers at 50 per cent capacity, it is not yet known whether people will be encouraged to make their Eid prayers at home.

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