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UAE Announces Eid Al Adha Public Holiday Date

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)
Posted: Sunday, November 7, 2010

The UAE government has announced that Sunday, November 7, 2010, would be the first day of the month of Dhu Al Hijja, meaning that the upcoming Eid Al Adha will be on Tuesday, November 16, 2010.

The aforementioned announcement was made following last night's announcement by Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court which declared today to be the first day of the month of Zul Hijjah (2010-11-07).

According to a circular by the UAE's Minister of Labour, Saqr Ghobash, the UAE private sector will be on public holidays from Monday, November 15, until Wednesday, November 17, 2010.

In a separate circular issued by the UAE Minister of Education and Chairman of the Board of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAGHR), Humaid Mohammed Al-Qattami, the Eid Al-Adha public holidays for federal ministries and departments are to run from Monday, November 15, until Thursday, November 18, 2010.

The UAE government did not comment on the local media report that Sunday, November 14, 2010, may also be declared a public holiday (2010-11-04).

Last year, the UAE government declared an additional public sector holiday on Tuesday, December 1st, 2009, to bride the gap between the 5-day Eid al-Adha, and the 2-day National Day, public sector holidays (2009-11-19), and as a result, the UAE's public sector will be on public holidays from Thursday, November 26, to Thursday, December 3, 2009, inclusively, for all of the UAE's ministries and other federal authorities and institutions.

A similar National Day bridge public holiday was declared the year before (2008-12-01).

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