Eid ul Adha Holidays: Dubai Announces Eid Al Adha Holidays for Public Sector Employees

The Dubai government has officially announced the Eid ul Adha holidays for government employees, commencing on Saturday, June 15, and concluding on Tuesday, June 18. Official duties will resume on Wednesday, June 19. This announcement aligns with the Federal Authority of Human Resources’ holiday schedule for the public sector, which confirms the same dates.

Holiday Circular Details

According to the holiday circular, specific exceptions apply to authorities, departments, and institutions whose employees work in shifts or are engaged in public service or the management of public facilities. These organizations will adjust working hours based on operational needs to ensure the uninterrupted operation of their services during the holiday period.

Private Sector Holidays

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has also declared that the private sector will observe the Eid ul Adha holiday from Saturday, June 15, to Tuesday, June 18. This announcement followed the sighting of the crescent moon of Dhul Hijjah 1445 from Abu Dhabi on Friday, June 7.

Arafah Day and Eid ul Adha

Arafah Day, considered the holiest day in Islam and observed on Dhul Hijjah 9, falls on June 15 this year. Eid ul Adha, celebrated from Dhul Hijjah 10 to 12, will be officially marked from June 16 to 18, making the holiday period four days long.

Significance of Eid ul Adha

Eid ul Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, holds great importance for Muslims worldwide. It commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. In observance of this event, Muslims traditionally sacrifice an animal, typically a sheep, goat, cow, or camel. The meat from the sacrifice is distributed among family, friends, and those in need, symbolizing charity, community, and gratitude.

Community and Celebrations

Eid ul Adha is a time of prayer, reflection, and charitable giving. Muslims gather for special prayers at mosques and open fields, engage in festive meals, and share their blessings with others. The holiday fosters a sense of community and reinforces the values of faith, generosity, and compassion.

In summary, the Eid ul Adha holidays in Dubai will provide a four-day break for both the public and private sectors, allowing individuals and families to observe this significant Islamic celebration. The Dubai government’s arrangements ensure that essential public services continue to operate smoothly during this period, while the broader community comes together to mark this festive occasion with prayer and generosity.

For more information on the holiday announcements and related updates, please visit the Federal Authority of Human Resources and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.