UAE leaders wish the country a happy and blessed Eid Al Adha
Leaders send best wishes to people of Emirates and other Arab and Muslim nations
The leaders of the UAE have wished its people and everyone in the Arab world a happy Eid Al Adha.
President Sheikh Khalifa sent his greetings to leaders of Arab and Muslim countries on Thursday, which was Arafat Day.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, also sent their best wishes.
Sheikh Khalifa wished good health and happiness to the leaders and further progress and prosperity to the Arab and Muslim people. He wished dignity and glory for Arab and Islamic nations.
Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Mohamed shared their messages on social media.
"My brother, my supporter, our leader, Mohamed bin Zayed, and I congratulate and wish you on the occasion of Eid,” Sheikh Mohammed said in a video posted to Twitter.
"The UAE is good as long as people such as you are here. Happy Eid to everyone, happy Eid to our country and people.
“May our future be bright. May all the people of the world live in happiness and harmony and prosperity.”
Sheikh Mohamed wished residents and Emiratis a blessed Eid.
"I wish you well every year," he said in the same video.
"God willing, may this Eid return every year and you live in peace, in good health, and have a long life.
"I wish security for your families and your country."
In a separate tweet, Sheikh Mohamed said: "On the occasion of Eid Al Adha, we congratulate the UAE President, Vice President, Rulers and people in the UAE.
"We especially extend our wishes to our front-line heroes, martyrs' children and families. A blessed and prosperous Eid to all."
Eid Al Adha begins on July 31 and lasts until August 2. In the UAE, it is being celebrated with a four-day public holiday.
Authorities have called on the public to adhere to safety measures and avoid large gatherings, to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
People will pray at home as mosques and Eid public praying areas remain closed.
Home visits must be limited to first and second-degree relatives, and people should wear masks and keep a minimum distance of two metres from one another.
Updated: July 30, 2020 11:42 PM