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UAE 2016 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)
Posted: Sunday, September 4, 2016
Most recent follow-up news item: January 8, 2018

The UAE Federal Government, through its respective ministries, has announced the dates of the annual upcoming 2016 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays, as usual in separate announcements for the public sector and the private sector of the UAE.

The UAE's Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, has announced that the upcoming Eid Al Adha public holidays in ministries and federal institutions would run from Sunday, September 11, until Saturday, September 17, 2016, inclusively.

In a separate announcement, Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, the UAE's Minister of Labour, officially announced that all business establishments in the private sector would observe non-working public holidays from run from Sunday, September 11, until Tuesday, September 13, 2016, inclusively.

The aforementioned announcements of the dates of the upcoming Eid al-Adha annual non-working public holidays in the UAE, is a day later than the dates set out in last year's (2015-12-26) announcement by the government of the UAE of its official list of the annual non-working public holidays in the UAE for the calendar year 2016, and is most likely due to Friday night's repeat surprise announcement of a change in the date of the upcoming Eid al Adha by Saudi Arabia (2015-09-14).

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