Four-day Eid holiday announced for UAE public sector

The UAE has announced a four-day Eid holiday for the government sector, while the private sector will have a three day holiday.

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ABU DHABI // The UAE public sector will have a four-day Eid Al Adha holiday from next Thursday, the chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has announced.

Humaid Al Qatami said the holiday will start on Thursday next week continue until Sunday, with work resuming on Monday.
Thursday, the first day of the holiday, will be the waqfa, followed by the first day of Eid on Friday.

The private sector will have a three-day holiday, starting from Thursday.

UAE government employees will also be paid early this month because of the holiday.

Salaries will be paid on October 21 to government employees in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Umm Al Qaiwain to enable them to prepare for Eid, the state news agency Wam reported.

In Abu Dhabi, the early pay day will apply to employees in local government departments, the Armed Forces, Abu Dhabi Police and military and police retirees.

The payment was ordered by the President Sheikh Khalifa, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Wam reported.

Dubai shopping centres will be open 24 hours and the Eid in Dubai shopping festival has been extended from four days to between October 18 and 28.