Here’s How UAE Employees Can Extend Their 6-Day Break to a 9 or 10-Day Holiday for Eid Al Adha 2023:
In the upcoming month, residents in the UAE are eagerly anticipating the longest break of the year for Eid Al Adha, which will span over six days. The government has officially declared a four-day holiday to mark this significant occasion, comprising one day of Arafah followed by three days of Eid. According to the Islamic lunar calendar, this break will occur from the 9th to the 12th of Zul Hijjah, the final month of the lunar year. For those following the widely used Gregorian calendar, Eid Al Adha will be celebrate from Tuesday, June 27, until Sunday, July 2, encompassing the weekend.
However, residents of the UAE have the opportunity to extend this six-day break into a nine or ten-day holiday by submitting a request for one day of leave on Monday, June 26, subject to approval from their respective companies.
By taking this approach, employees in the UAE can relish in a nine-day break from Saturday, June 24, until Sunday, July 2. On the other hand, individuals employed in the Sharjah government will enjoy an extended ten-day break, as the emirate follows a four-day workweek.
The official dates for the holiday will be announce once the sighting of the Zul Hijjah moon takes place in June.