The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation in the United Arab Emirates has announced a four-day Eid Al-Adha holiday for public and private sector employees. All ministries, federal agencies, private sector establishments, institutions, and companies will observe a holiday from Zul Hijjah 9 until Zul Hijjah 12 (July 19, Monday, to July 22, Thursday).
Combined with the two-day weekend, UAE residents will be able to enjoy a six-day break. Regular working hours will resume from Sunday, July 25.
The period from 9 to 12 Dhu al-Hijjah 1442 AH corresponding to 19 to 22 July 2021 is announced to be a paid holiday in the country's private sector establishments on the Day of Arafat and Eid Al Adha. Eid Mubarak. pic.twitter.com/aIF5TjnY4u
— MOHRE_UAE وزارة الموارد البشرية والتوطين (@MOHRE_UAE) July 12, 2021
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia‘s 11-day holiday starts from Thursday, July 15, and will last until Sunday, 25 July for the public sector, according to Saudi Press Agency.
To mark the occasion, Dubai and Abu Dhabi will be lit up with free firework displays as per tradition, with the one at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi starting at 9pm from the Yas Bay waterfront. The event will be live-streamed on Yas Island’s social media as gatherings are prohibited under Covid-19 safety measures. More fireworks shows will likely be announced closer to the time.